The Wool Clip co-operative formed in 2001 and today has more than 15 members who together run the thriving Wool Clip shop in Caldbeck.
- Our aim is to share our enthusiasm for all things woollen
- Our work focuses on colour and creativity and everything in The Wool Clip shop is made by us (or used in our crafts)
- Our skills include farming as well as wool spinning, dyeing, knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, rugmaking and other textile arts
- We hold regular wool workshops
The Wool Clip is made up of enthusiastic designers and makers and we juggle our work with farming, families and other commitments. By creating a co-operative, we were able to raise the profile of our work and create a shop that we could share - each member spends a couple of days per month in the shop.
We won the Northwest Women in Business Social Enterprise of the Year Award in 2009.
Our shop is based in the Priest's Mill at Caldbeck (just down from the Church, near the river).
The shop is open 7 days a week 11am - 5pm during the summer.
November to March we are open 11am-4pm 7 days a week.
During January and early February we are only open at weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm until 11th February when we recommence daily opening.
Members are also responsible for organising the annual Woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria - this started in 2005 and now attracts over 100 stallholders and 4000 visitors every year.
The Wool Clip is located at Priest's Mill in Caldbeck village - look out for the brown signposts for "Priest's Mill".
Remember to mention the Caldbeck website when you contact The Wool Clip.