Third annual wool festival set for Armley Mills


Leeds’s craft community will come together this summer to celebrate the wonderful world of wool in Armley.

Plans for this year’s Wool Festival at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills are being finalised, with the event set to take place on Saturday, June 4. It will be the first major event the historic former mill has hosted since it was forced to close due to flooding in December.

The festival, one of the highlights of the museum’s calendar, will be returning for the third year and will include a market place with a selection of locally-produced yarn, craft tools and textiles for sale.

The event will also feature live music and dance performances inspired by Yorkshire’s textile industry, films in the 1920s cinema including the award winning ‘Addicted to Sheep’ as well as some adorable lambs and alpacas

The very popular pop-up café hosted by The Darling Roses branch of the Women’s Institute will also return, selling delicious homemade cakes and teas.


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