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Jan 14 18

Monday 15th Jan

Posted by @greensnightout

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!

Posted by @greensnightout

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

Posted by @greensnightout

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!

Posted by @greensnightout

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!

Posted by @greensnightout

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

Posted by @greensnightout

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!

Posted by @greensnightout

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

Posted by @greensnightout

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!

Jul 31 17

Busy, busy, busy!

Posted by @greensnightout

Wow, well what a few months it has been! Edinburgh Wool Festival, weddings, makers fairs, imminent babies, European tours and of course much crafting. Poor Granny Green has been super squeezed for time to update her blog. Life should be settling down a wee bit for the Granny Greens ladies so watch out for more regular updates.

We were delighted to meet some lovely new members recently. If you too would like to come and join us for some crafting fun, please come along to one of our regular meetings. Everyone is very welcome.

As per usual, Granny Greens will be decamping from the city centre for the festival month of August. From next week (7th August) we will be on our summer travels.


We’re currently working on our programme for the autumn term. Look out for beading workshops, a stitch marker making session and others.

May 8 17

We’re working on it…

Posted by @greensnightout

It’s been a bit quiet on the Granny Greens’ blog of late but, changes are a foot. We’re in the process of updating our site.

Look out for a new project gallery, news of our summer programme and find out more about our charity plans.

In the mean time, call in to Akva on Monday and join in the fun!