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Celebrating our wool artists and experts from Darlington and across the region.
Spinning, felting, knitting, crochet, weaving learn new skills.

A celebration of wool here in the market square with exhibitors from across the region will be showcasing their skills and offering visitors opportunities to learn and create. There will be demonstrations to watch from Becky Sunter (The Weaving Rooms) and have-a-go activities using wool. The fair is aimed at all ages and everyone can come find out more about wool, try new skills and buy products ranging from handspun wools, felted artworks and weaving/knitting spinning equipment.

We have a fantastic selection of traders from across the UK coming together for this weekend event in Darlington.


Friday 10th June 10am – 4pm

Saturday 11th June 10am 4pm

Sunday 12th June 11am – 4pm

Trader enquiries please apply via the application link  –

Exhibitor Listing 2022

Created By The Ridleys – Desnd maigners akers of Beautiful Handmade Tweed Gifts and Accessories.

Doulton Border Leicester Yarn

Fire and Fibre – Manufacturers of high quality simple wooden equipment including various looms, corkwork bobbins, flower winders, lucets, drop spindles, weaving sticks. Goods made thereon – rugs, bags, hangings. Felting materials and equipment. Also Craft books.

Haberdashery and More – We sell a large selection of Buttons ,Ribbon, Embellishments , Sewing/Crochet/Knitting accessories and much more all at great prices!

Hellen Edwards Artist – Felted Artwork using wet and dry felting technique. Embroidered Artwork. Mini Oil Paintings & Novelty felted ornaments.

Hook It Yourself
Jumping Frog Crafts

Natural Born Dyers – We are a small indie-dying business set up in early 2010 to offer high quality yarns and fibres dyed with natural dyes which we extract from plants. We aim to offer a more environmentally-friendly alternative to chemically dyed yarn and fibre. To achieve this we use dyes from plants that we grow ourselves, harvest locally from sustainable sources or purchase in dried form from UK suppliers. We use these to dye quality yarns and fibre which, where possible, are from British sources. NaturalBornDyers Home

Simply Smallholding – We are Simply Smallholding, a husband and wife team, and we design and handmake items from felt, often, but not solely, inspired by nature.  These include decorative items such as wet and needlefelted pictures, 3D vessels, needlefelt sculptures and 3D heads.  We also make personal items such as felt scarves using wet and nuno felt techniques, necklaces, brooches, ipad covers and bags.  Finally we turn raw fleeces into rugs.  Our USB is our craft workshops.

Tabby Textiles – From the early days Tabby Textiles has developed and grown into its own premises, offering both products and speciality workshops in weaving and fibre products. Based in Darlington in our own studio with many floor looms, table looms and specialist weaving equipment; a fabulous resource for beginner and experienced weavers.

The Knitting Gift Shop – The Knitting Gift Shop is situated in Willington, a small town in the Wear Valley on the edge of the North Pennines. It is from the Weardale countryside that we draw inspiration when choosing the colours for our range of wool. All of the wool used in our Natural Knits range is made with carefully selected fleece that is mainly sourced from farms throughout the UK and then spun for us by traditional indpendent mills.

Thread of Life 

Tine and Floyd – Tine and Floyd creates beautiful hand-dyed & spun yarns. Tine and Floyd

Winterberry Wool – Our yarns and patterns are carefully sourced from reliable and well-known suppliers, as well as the more specialist designers, so we can bring authentic and luxurious yarns to you.  Winterberry Wool | Yarn shop supplies with additional goodies

Woolmouse – local yarn shop in Stanhope, Weardale selling hand dyed wool (@lovehandyed) Scheepjes, World of Wool Distilled and Chubby, kpcyarn, knoll kilcarra, anchor crochet cottons, wood shawl pins, crochet hooks, knitting needles and haberdashery. Home | Woolmouse Incorporating Lovehandyed | Stanhope (

Zakami – a small-batch, indie dyer couple from Edinburgh, Scotland. About – Zakami (

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Free entry


Address: Market Place, Darlington, UK

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