Woolly Gran’s Team

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Rachel (left) is the founder of Woolly Gran. Alongside her passion for inter-generational crafting and skill-sharing, she works as a personal historian, narrative illustrator and mixed-media craft maker of textile based learning tools and props for global community outreach projects.

Current craft project: knitted summer tops, getting ready for a Scottish summer!

Margaret (right) is Rachel’s Gran, an avid knitter and the original spark of Woolly Gran.

Current craft project: knitting “long hair hats” for her great grand-daughter, Eadie.

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Fran is an environmental scientist and educator. She seeks solace in crafting and feels lucky to have been taught how to knit and sew by her grandma and mum. As a member of the Woolly Gran Team, her main aims are to help engage as many ‘Grans’ with the project as possible and help secure funding for the project.

Current craft project: crocheting a baby blanket.


Marianne is a writer and researcher. She recently completed a PhD in Creative Writing, specialising in poetry. Her work has been widely published in UK poetry journals and in her debut pamphlet, 'Joseph Lister is My New Flatmate' was published by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2018. Professionally, she has a background in online marketing, copy-writing and editing. Personally, she loves dogs, musicals, crafting and illustration.