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Feb 8 18

Spring Programme 2018

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Knitters love winter, and here at Granny Greens we’re no different. We like to put on our best hats, mitts and scarfs to revel in all that woolly hand knit goodness. Edinburgh has certainly been a bit damp and chilly of late but we’ve spotted the odd snowdrop and we’re certain that spring is just around the corner.

We’ve got plenty to look forward to over the next few months in our new Spring 2018 programme. We’re keep up our ‘try something new’ motto and each month we’ve got a workshop or activity planned. We’ll be adding in a few outings and visits as the days grow longer so watch the blog for details. We’ll still be at Akva most Mondays and will share any venue changes on our social media pages.

Jan 22nd – Granny Green’s Shawl-A-Long launch

Feb 19th – Knitting and Crochet Surgery
We’ll have our best knitters and crocheters on hand to (try to) answer all your yarny queries. Pull that WIP out of the sin bin and bring it along for a bit of TLC.

March 15th – 17th – Edinburgh Yarn Festival

March 19th – Edinburgh Yarn Festival show and tell. What did you make? What did you buy?! If you’re still in Edinburgh, come and join us for our annual yarn festival debrief.

April 16th – Pincushion Sewing Workshop – Keep those pins under control (and in our case out of the hoover) with these simple to make pin cushions. Materials provided, small donation requested.

May 21st – Beading Workshop – This workshop may be in an alternative venue – details to follow

June 18th – Embroidery Workshop – details to follow.

We’ll be at Akva as usual every Monday 6-8pm and workshops will be there unless otherwise stated.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Jan 21 18


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Granny Greens are having a shawl -a- long.  The rules are simple: Pick a pattern you like and get some yarn – then join in the fun.

Granny Greens has a range of crafters with a range of experience and expertise. There will be knitting and crochet, first timers and old pros. We’ll be helping each other along the way by sharing our own work, handy tips and words of encouragement.

We’re aiming to model our work at EYF 2018 15th-17th March.

If you’d like to join in then come along to our official cast on Monday 22nd January at Akva, Edinburgh 6-8pm. If you can’t make it you can still participate. Declare your intentions and share your progress on social media or join in the chat in our Ravelry group

See how we’re doing on Twitter and Instagram @greensnightout #ggshal


Jan 14 18

Monday 15th Jan

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For one night only, on the 15th Jan granny greens will be at the Hampton by hilton (166 fountainbridge – about 2 mins walk from akva) as akva is closing early. We’re not able to book a table at the Hilton but the lady I spoke to assured me it wouldn’t be a problem for us to sit together in the restaurant/bar.

We’ll be back at akva as normal the following week.

Jan 3 18

Happy New Year!

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Welcome to 2018! Hopefully we’re all feeling refreshed after a happy and restful festive period. Granny Greens will be back at Akva for our usual Monday evening meet-ups (6-8pm) from the 8th January.

Our spring term programme is currently under development so watch this space for workshops and events!

Dec 16 17

Christmas Workshop

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Where – Central Hall (Look out for the Granny Greens sign on the door at the top right of the stairs)

When – 6-8pm Monday 18th Dec

What you need – Small hooks/needles (2-3mm) Optional: Christmassy fine yarn red, white, sparkels, other Christmassy craft supplies such as fabric, ribbon, sequins…it’s up to you! Some yarn and other sparkles will be supplied.

This year Granny Greens will be decorating these cute little fellas to hang on our trees. We’ll provide the blank and you can do the rest. You might want to knit a scarf or a hat? Maybe a body warmer for the Scottie or perhaps you fancy going all out and doing a jumper for the Gingerbread Man?

Bring along your ideas and any special bits and pieces you might need. We will provide the wooden blanks (£1 each, there are enough for everyone to take a few to work on later) and have a stash of suitable supplies on hand.

There will be tea, coffee and mince pies to keep us going through our crafty evening and Christmas tunes a plenty.

Come along and join the fun.  Everyone is welcome.

Central Hall Location information

Oct 11 17

Blooming lovely!

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Join us for our next workshop at Central Hall, Tollcross on the 23rd October 6-8pm. We will be exploring a range of crafts to create some beautiful blooms including crochet and felt flowers and ribbon roses. Materials and instruction will be provided but if you’d like to use a special ribbon, yarn, bead or buttons then please bring them along. Alternatively if you would like to just come along for a general chat and crafting session then please feel free to bring your current project.

We will be asking for a contribution of £4 towards room hire and materials.

All welcome!

Sep 24 17

Colour work!

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Last week saw our first workshop of the Autumn Term – ‘Colourwork brooches’. Despite some of us getting ourselves in a yarny tangle, by the end of the evening we had some beautiful pieces to show.

Thank you to the wonderful Sarah and Jennifer for organising!

Sep 15 17

Colour Work Night

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Monday night is the first workshop of the term and we’re investigating knitted colourwork.

You’ll need a supply of wooley wool (the scratchier it is the easier the knitting – think Granny’s best Shetland pullover) and some suitable sized needles (around 3mm). There will be some stash yarn on hand for you to dip into (mainly 4ply) and some spare needles too. We’ll have plenty of inspiration plus paper and coloured pencils should you choose to create your own design. We’re no experts ourselves but, we’re happy to share what we know and hope to discover more along the way.

By the end of the evening we’re aiming to have a fancy swatch of knitted loveliness ready to turn into little brooches or colourful patches.

If you fancy a go at colour work, want to share your skills or feel like showing off your best colourful projects, please join us – we’d love to see you.

Granny Greens Big Night Out meet every Monday, 6pm ’till late, at Akva Bar, Edinburgh.


Sep 9 17

The nights are fair drawing in….well ish!

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Summer is coming to a close and that means it’s time for the Granny Greens Autumn Programme. We’ve got a good selection of workshops and weekly drop-ins coming up.

Join us on Monday nights 6-8pm at Akva (, Fountainbridge in the centre of Edinburgh. All welcome!



11/9/17               Drop in at Akva

18/9/17               Colour work brooches workshop – Akva

25/9/17                Drop in at Akva

2/10/17                Drop in at Akva

9/10/17                Drop in at Akva

16/10/17              Drop in at Akva

23/10/17              Flower making workshop – Central Hall

30/10/17              Drop in at Akva

6/11/17                Drop in at Akva

13/11/17              Drop in at Akva

20/11/17              Stitch markers workshop – Akva

27/11/17              Drop in at Akva

4/12/17                Drop in at Akva

11/12/17              Drop in at Akva

18/12/17              Xmas Crafts – Central Hall


Check out the Facebook group for updates on the monthly brunches and outings.


Aug 13 17

Summer wanderings

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Our summer holidays are continuing tomorrow with a trip to the seaside! We’ll be meeting at the Espy in Portabello from 6-8pm. See you there!