The Wool Clip is an award-winning co-operative made up of local wool workers. We formed The Wool Clip in 2001 and today we have 14 members who run the thriving Wool Clip shop in Caldbeck. In May 2012 we extended the shop to incorporate a new sales area so please come and take a look around.
Opening Times 2017
The shop is open 7 days a week 11.00 am – 4.00 pm until March 2018
Woolfest 2018 Friday 22 June 10am - 6pm and Saturday 23 June 10am - 5pm
Here at The Wool Clip, we all have a thing about wool. Between us, we grow it, sew it, spin, weave and dye it, knit, crochet and felt it, hook with it, tuft with it and stuff with it. Our work focuses on colour and creativity, our aim is to share our enthusiasm for all things woollen..
Coming to you from The Wool Clip.
Regular visitors to the Wool Clip may have already missed a familiar face over the last year or so. Our colleague, co-worker and friend, Cecilia Hewett, has been on sabbatical from the co-operative and has recently decided that she won't be returning to the fold. We will miss Cecilia's enthusiasm for all things woolly and her considerable contribution to Woolfest and wish her the best of luck with her next woolly adventures. As well as embarking on new things, Cecilia continues to spin beautiful, local and hand-dyed yarns from her home at Johnby.
Mary was one of the founder members of our co-operative and with us right from the start of our ideas in 1999. As many of you will now Mary has reared Angora goats and Herdwick sheep on her farm at Crookabeck in Patterdale and sold a wide variety of lovely Herdwick and Mohair products. We will miss her knowledge and experience and ability to network with a wide range of groups and people. Mary developed her range of Helvellyn Herdwick rugs and throws as a joint enterprise with long term Wool Clip member Pam Hall and they will therefore continue to be available from the Wool Clip shop. She will also still trade from her shop on the farm at Crookabeck. We wish Mary well and thank her hugely for her contribution to the success of The Wool Clip and Woolfest.
Sue Reed of The Woolly Pedlar will be showcasing her latest designs of coats and jackets exclusively at the Wool Clip.
Sue is a huge fan of recycling and making the most of what we have, she is passionate about reusing textiles, upcycling them into exciting new designs. Sue only uses wool in her work, finding it a wonderful medium to work with for it's range of colours and textures, and many excellent properties.
Sue makes a range of clothing for all the family, which include coats, jackets, woolly wraps, ponchos and matching accessories. She makes a range of children's ponchos and baby blankets, as well as soft furnishings from small lap blankets and cushions to bedspreads.