Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have decided in the interests of safety not to proceed with Buxton Wool Gathering 2021. We hope to return in May 2022.

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Welcome to Buxton Wool Gathering! We’re a wool festival dedicated to the best of yarn, knitting, and crochet, in the gateway to the Peak District.

Whether you’re into spinning, felting, weaving, or just good old knitting, there’s something for you. All in a stunning location with some of the friendliest, craftiest people around.

Here you can find all the information you need about the event, including a list of exhibitors, details about Buxton and the venue, and you can also buy tickets when they’re available.

We’re currently in the planning stages for Buxton Wool Gathering 2022, but you can sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook for news and updates. If you would like to apply to be an exhibitor you can find all the information you need here.

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Charity patterns Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support

We sell patterns to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Every penny is donated. The patterns are provided as a PDF, so you download them and can print them out yourself. You can also track the amount raised or donate directly in the tribute fund.

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You can buy tickets on the day, in cash or using card. We can accept contactless cards. Alternatively, you may want to book online using Paypal. The price is the same, but there will be a priority queue for people who have already paid.
Tickets are £5.00 for an adult for a single day, or £8.00 for the weekend. Children under 16 do not need to pay, but do need to be accompanied by an adult. You'll be provided with a wristband which will allow you to come and go as you need without having to pay again.
You can view our Exhibitors list, with links to more information about each of them where available.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have decided in the interests of safety not to proceed with Buxton Wool Gathering 2021. We hope to return in May 2022.

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Buxton Pavilion Gardens
St. John’s Road
SK17 6BE
Tel: 01298 23114

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    Lovey looks very warmProject number 2 for 2021 complete, a Twisted Cables Cowl in our Corriedale 4ply adorned with some nice pierced metal buttons from Tricia’s stash.This will be available as a kit and a pattern on our website from Saturday, Tricia is just making some final tweaks to the pattern before it gets printed. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Hello everyoneWhile we have only just closed exhibitor applications, we have been carefully monitoring the situation with regards to the pandemic, and have decided that we can’t proceed with Buxton Wool Gathering 2021. When we opened applications, we were optimistic that things would have improved before May. However, it is now clear that the UK will be far from back to “normal” by then and events may still be restricted. Even if they aren’t, we don’t believe it would be safe for exhibitors or visitors for us to hold the event. The virus is still circulating in high numbers and while these should have reduced by May, it seems extremely unlikely they’ll be anywhere close to zero, or that vaccinations will have been rolled out to enough to protect the majority of the population. We strongly believe that safety comes first, disappointing as it is to cancel two years in a row. And we would rather cancel now, before people begin to make arrangements for travel, rather than waiting until closer to the actual date. We have tried to negotiate for a date later in the year with the venue. Unfortunately, so many events were carried over from 2020, and so many other wool festivals are already scheduled, that this isn’t feasible. We also won’t be running a virtual event this year. Instead, we’ll be focussing all of our efforts on Bakewell Wool Gathering. We’re confident that the situation will have vastly improved by October, and we hope that Bakewell will be a celebratory comeback for us all. ... See MoreSee Less

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