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Exciting new courses for 2019

Have you always wanted to learn to knit, crochet, dye, spin or weave but were afraid to try? Well, why not join us for one of our fun and friendly courses in 2019!


Learning these ancient but resurgent handicrafts can be immensely rewarding both in terms of producing your very own hand made garments, accessories, soft furnishings and decorations, and also as a stress-buster.  Personal 'you-time' where you can leave your work and day-to-day cares behind you and just focus on your preferred craft, perhaps in the company of some good friends.


Wiltshire Green Woollies are now holding knitting, crochet, dyeing, spinning and weaving courses throughout the year, at our family farm and the Old School House in Collingbourne Kingston and at the fabulous Craft Studio in Pewsey. To find the course that is right for you, just visit the courses section of this website then book your course at our secure online shop.


We are also planning to offer a series of two day residential courses in Laugharne, Wales this Summer.  Details will be posted as soon as we have finalised the course details, so please check back here again soon.


Hoping to see you soon,


Claire @ WGW

Everything you need to learn to knit, crochet, dye, spin & weave in a fun & friendly environment.

Everything you need to learn to knit, crochet, dye, spin & weave in a fun & friendly environment.

WGW Saturday Knitting & Crochet Club

10 a.m. to 12 a.m. every Saturday

Inspired by knitters and crocheters who have attending our courses, Wiltshire Green Woollies is proud to announce our new Knitting & Crochet Club which will meet, every Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m., at the Old School House in Collingbourne Kingston from the 1st June.  


The Old School House, owned by Livio and Lynda Guglielmino, is a wonderful venue is a jewel in the heart of Collingbourne Kingston and the perfect place for us to host our club and residential knitting and crochet courses.  During the summer months we will be in the morning room or on the patio overlooking the gardens and during the Autumn and Winter we shall be in the Old School Room with its beautiful historical detail and large log fire.


Our inaugural meeting is free for everyone to attend to come and have a look at what we do.  There after there is a £25.00 annual membership fee, or £2.50 per week as a drop in fee.  So, if you love to knit or crochet, why not join us to wile away a few stress-free hours, working on your current project, in the company of like minded people in this fabulous, friendly and supportive environment.  Advice on all matters woolly  is available throughout the morning and light refreshments will be provided.


We will be running trips to shows and other events throughout the year and be inviting guest speakers to give demonstrations of their yarn crafts.  You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at other heritage crafts such as hand spinning and weaving.


We hope to see you soon, and if you have any queries or would like further information, please get in touch via our contact form or call Claire on 01264 850 367. 

The Old School House, Collingbourne Kingston, Wiltshire SN8 3SD (01264) 850 799

The Old School House, Collingbourne Kingston, Wiltshire SN8 3SD (01264) 850 799

About Me

Claire Lingard

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Hi, my name is Claire,  I have worked with fabrics, wool and yarns all my life as a hobby, love knitting, crochet and upcycling clothes into fabulous new creations.  


After I retired from corporate life, I decided that it was time to make my hobby my business and spread my love of crochet and knitting to anyone who would like to learn.


I hold Knitting and Crochet classes throughout Wiltshire and design locally inspired knitting and crochet patterns.


I also launched my on-line store in 2019 selling knitting, crochet, dyeing, spinning and weaving courses and master classes.  Finished products, and ethically sourced knitting and crochet accessories (from  the UK where possible) are also available.


My Work

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Being a bit of a butterfly, I always have several projects on the go - knitting, crochet and upcycling.  I work with wool, silk, crochet wire, raffia and fabrics of all sort.  


I design special commissions like the fantasia bolero jacket above and collaborate with local interior designers to create specialist home-furnishings.


My favourite projects are fusion projects - upcycling pre-loved clothing to create new clothing and bags each with a knitted or crocheted element.  Working the Greener Way by design.

My Inspiration

Looking across Parsonage Farm towards Sidbury Hill near Tidworth.

I live in on a Farm in Wiltshire on the Edge of Salisbury Plain. My inspiration comes from the local landscape, and the seasonal colours that wash over the countryside.  


In 2018 we started to keep sheep and we are now busily cleaning the fleeces in preparation for dyeing using dyes prepared from plants grown on our farm and hand spinning to create a local artisan wool.


We are looking forward to producing our first Parsonage Farm yarns in 2019-20.

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