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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!

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.