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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!

Jan 15 17

16th Jan 2017

Posted by @greensnightout

Just a quick reminder that Granny Green’s will not be at Akva tomorrow night as the bar is closed for a private function. See you next week (23rd Jan) at Akva as per usual.

Jan 8 17

Happy New Year!

Posted by @greensnightout

See you tomorrow night at Akva for new year crafting! We’ll be there from 6pm.

Dec 4 16

Monday 5th Dec

Posted by @greensnightout

Just to confirm that Granny Greens will NOT be meeting at Akva tomorrow night (5th Dec).

We will be back at Akva next week (12th Dec) for our usual Monday night meet up and to collect all donations of winter woollies for Edinburgh Direct Aid.

See you soon Grannies!

Nov 22 16

Winter Woollies – Christmas Collection!

Posted by @greensnightout

Granny Greens is collecting winter woollies for Edinburgh Direct Aid.

In November and December we will be knitting and crocheting hats and other winter woollies to donate to Edinburgh Direct Aid.

Throughout the month we will also be collecting toiletries, simple first aid supplies, school supplies and craft supplies.

Final collection: Akva, 6-8pm 12th Dec 2016.

For more information about collections, destinations and other ways you can help:

Oct 25 16

LEARN TO KNIT & CROCHET NIGHT! 14th November – Akva Bar

Posted by @greensnightout

Fancy learning to knit? Feeling a bit rusty? Want to meet new friends?

Join ‘Granny Green’s Big Night Out’ at Akva (, 6-8pm on Monday 14th November for an evening of crafting fun. Plenty of help on hand for beginners who just want to ‘give it a go’.

Check out our website ( and Facebook page for more information.

Sep 11 16

Summer jollies

Posted by @greensnightout

After a somewhat busy and adventurous summer break Granny Greens is looking forward to settling down for some serious crafting as autumn approaches. As per usual we have avoided meeting in the city centre over the festival period, however following one last hurrah (next meet up is at the Hawes Inn at South Queensferry on the 12th September) we will be back to our usual Monday night meet-ups 6-8pm at Akva ( from 19th September.

The summer has seen meet-ups at the Edinburgh Book Festival, at Portabello and Penicuik. A brunch/crafternoon recently saw 13 bags sewn for ‘Beads of Courage’ ( which will be going to the children’s ward at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Despite the production line much cake and yummies were consumed!

The other ‘new hobby’ occupying many Granny Greeners of late is the closing down sale of the haberdashery department at Jenners. Its very sad that it is going and the very helpful and knowledgeable staff will be missed. Granny Greeners have been acquiring bargains left right and centre – threads, yarns and needles. Should we ever lose Mary its possible we’ll now find her under a neon yarn avalanche!

If you can make it to South Queensferry on the 12th we’d love to see you there. If not, see you at Akva on the 19th. New and old members welcome!

Granny Green


Jul 24 16

Grannies on tour!

Posted by @greensnightout

Today Granny Green went to the seaside! This being Scotland the umbrellas got a good outing but the clouds parted long enough for a meander down the beach at North Berwick. Much cake was eaten and tea consumed. Crafty projects were worked upon and the world put to rights! We were also lucky enough to stumble across the lovely Chandlers tea room and yarn shop. We gazed enviously at their beautiful hand-dyed yarns, crocheted blankets, scarves and cowls (…and may have purchased some!). We were made very welcome and will be visiting again soon!