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.
Winter Opening Times 2017
The shop is open 7 days a week 11 am – 4 pm
5th Jan - 10th February - closed
11th- 12th February - open Saturday and Suday only
Sat 18th February open 7 days a week for the rest of the year 11am-4pm until end of March then 11am-5pm
Woolfest 2017 Friday 23 June 10am - 6pm and Saturday 24 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 woolen..
Coming to you from The Wool Clip.
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.