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Wiltshire Green Woollies

Wiltshire Green Woollies

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Welcome to Wiltshire Green Woollness 2020

Wiltshire Green Woollies is a specialist heritage yarn craft centre.  We are passionate about teaching and passing on the skills of fleece preparation, hand-spinning & dyeing, knitting, crochet and weaving.  

These wonderful crafts are not only lots of fun, they can be immensely rewarding too! Whatever you create, an heirloom piece for your family, a gift for a loved one or something for yourself, you'll know that you have have crafted a gift that is not only beautiful, but also unique.

An additional benefit is that all yarn crafts, particulary hand-spinning, knitting and crochet are real stress-busters! Learning these crafts will help you create your own personal 'me-time' where you can leave your work and day-to-day cares behind and just focus, mindfully, on your preferred craft, perhaps in the company of some good friends. 

We have a full programme of new courses for 2020 in our original, and new locations.  We will be holding knitting, crochet, hand-dyeing, spinning and weaving courses throughout the year, at our family farm and the Old School House in Collingbourne Kingston and the fabulous Craft Studio in Pewsey.

We are very proud and excited to have been selected to offer the Crochet Courses at this year's prestigeous Marlborough College Summer School.  We will be running a course your young people with no prior crochet skills to create their own adorable Amigurumi pets. 

As usual, we will be hosting our Summer Solstice knit & crochet day on the farm, raising money for two local charities and everybody is invited and welcome to attend.

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

So, if you have you always wanted to learn to knit, crochet, dye, spin or weave then we definitely have the course for you!We look forward to welcoming you to Wiltshire soon,

Claire @ WGW


All about me


Claire Lingard

Claire Lingard

Claire Lingard

Hi, I'm Claire and I am absolutely passionate about all things woollie. I have worked with wool, and textiles all my life as a hobby, and love desigining knitting and crochet patterns and teaching all the heritiage yarn crafts.

After I retired from corporate life, I decided that it was time to make my hobby my business and spread my love of yarn craft to anyone who wants to learn.

I hold beginners classes, workshops and master classes throughout the year and also design special courses to suit craft groups, schools, and elders. 


My work

Claire Lingard

Claire Lingard

  I love to design knitting and crochet patterns inspired by the beautiful nautre and the beautiful Wiltshire and British Countryside. 

I use my patterns in my unique knitting & crochet courses, and I have just started to publish some of these as free patterns, for you to download, in our online shop. Other patterns are available to purchase and I am working on my first pattern book which is due to be published in 2021

I love to work with British Partners, individuals and bespoke organisations who offer quality products that are environmentally sourced.  Working the Greener Way by design.


Our farm

Claire Lingard

Our farm

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

We started keeping sheep in 2018 and we are now producing our own artisan hand dyed and hand spun yarn, using our own wool and dyes prepared from plants grown on our farm.  These will be available for sale from the Autumn 2020.

Every year we hold a Summer Solstice charity knitting & crochet day on our farm, raising money for two local charities.

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

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