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by Anneleen on January 13th, 2012

Drumroll please…

Now that we have found a new home, we are able to announce our plans for the Spring Programme for our Big Nights Out.

The majority of said nights will be taking place at the Red Squirrel pub on Lothian Road. Occasionally, however, we will adventure into other hidden and not-so-hidden corners of Edinburgh.

The programme won’t include EVERY detail at this stage, but we will update the blog every week with information on specific workshops, any changed locations and points of general crafty interest.

The day and time remain the same: every Monday night from 6pm-8pm.

A LITTLE NOTE!: Although certain weeks are programmed as Craft Drop-Ins and others have the option of taking part in more structured workshops, you are welcome to bring along anything you are working on any week. You don’t have to join in the workshop if it isn’t something you are interested in, or you are keen to get on with a project you have already started. Granny Greens is a very relaxed group – you can drop in and out at any point in the evening and you aren’t expected to turn up every week. If you haven’t been along before, feel free to pop in for a bit and see if it suits you – we are a friendly bunch!

Here’s the programme!

16th – Craft Drop-In – Bring along a crafty project you are working on, or one you are thinking of starting. The collective learning aspect of the group means that we ask advice from each other and are inspired to try new things through seeing what each other is working on. If you just want to come along for a drink and some banter, plenty of us do that from time to time too!

23rd – Crochet – Informal Workshop – Always wanted to attempt crochet but no idea where to start? Perhaps you are already have the basics but would like to expand your skills? Or maybe you would be up for teaching beginners how to crochet? Everyone is welcome, there will be some informal instruction and we will have some wool for you to use (bring your own hooks, if you can).

30th – Craft Drop-In (as above)


6th – ‘Book’ Group – Rather than an ‘actual’ book, this month we will be looking at the website, We will select certain articles towards the end of January and direct you to them from this blog. We will then discuss what people think of the articles and the website in general. Copies of ‘Status Anxiety’ for March’s book group will be available from this Monday onward.

13th – Cross-stitch – Informal Workshop – As with all of our informal workshops, this is about helping each other to learn new skills. Whether you are a keen cross-stitcher or have never tried it before, come along and have a go.

20th – Craft Drop-In (as above)

27th – Patchworking – Informal Workshop – Deborah will be showing us the basics of patchwork, with an eye to potentially developing this in next week’s workshop on sewing machine usage and quilting.


5th – How to work your Sewing Machine / Quilting – Formal Workshop – Venue to be announced. There will be a small fee for this workshop.

12th – Craft Drop-In (as above)

19th – Book Group – ‘Status Anxiety’ by Alain de Botton – Copies of this book will be available to the group from Monday 6th February.

26th – Cinema trip – We will end the Spring term with a collective cinema trip, followed by chat and drinks in the cinema bar. Details to be announced closer to the time.


2nd and 9th – SPRING BREAK!

16th – Craft Drop-In (and copies of ‘Revolutionary Road’, our May 21st Book Group book, will be available to borrow)

Keep checking the blog for detailed updates, plus follow us on twitter @greensnightout or join our Granny Green’s Big Night Out Facebook page

  1. What time is the crochet workshop on the 23rd? Day time or evening?

    • Anneleen permalink

      Hi Jennie!

      The crochet workshop will be the usual time of 6pm-8pm at the Red Squirrel on Lothian Road. It’s free and there will be some spare wool and crochet hooks if you don’t have any, though if you wish to continue crocheting after the night it might be good if you could bring a hook along. Don’t worry about it too much though! It will be pretty informal (as is our wont!) – hope to see you there!

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