Nanna Loops

Across Australia (and a little bit overseas) the self disorganised “loops” (a loop is a giggle of Nannas) get together to knit and cause mayhem. Generally politely, but, well, you never know. We always want another busy pair of hands and a spot of wisdom. See below for contact details to meet and join your local loop.

If you are feeling particularly brave and you would like to form your own loop you can contact us at knnnag@gmail.com and we would be more than happy to guide you.

NSW | ACT | QLD | VIC | SA | WA | NT | UK | USA | OTHERS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Albury-Wodonga Knitting Nannas
Contact: Liz Hammond or Jenni Huber
Email:         liz-hammond@hotmail.com
Phone:       Liz Hammond 0429177681 – Jenni Huber 0410074900

We meet every Thursday, from 12.30 to 1.30. If you’d like to join us, bring a folding chair for yourself.  Knitting or crocheting is optional, as we seem to spend more time chatting than anything else.

We alternate, spending one Thursday in Albury, followed by one in Wodonga. The Albury meeting place is in Queen Elizabeth Square on Dean Street.  You cant miss us – we’re the bunch of radical old nannas under the big shady tree.  The Wodonga meeting place is on the footpath outside the office of Senator Bridget McKenzie at 172 High Street.

If you want to drop in on us but you’re not sure whether its a Wodonga week or an Albury one, phone either Liz or Jenny to check.

Knitting Nannas in Bellingen
Contact: Helen Badger
Email:  badgerhel12@bigpond.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1382803862046494/about

Knitting Nannas Against Gas Byron Shire
Contact:     Rosie Lee
Email:         ByronKnag@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knitting-Nannas-Against-Gas-Byron-Shire-1979120068974364/

Central Coast Knitting Nannas Against Gas
Contact:          Lynn Cowie
Email:  lynncowie@bigpond.com
Phone: 0417 412 792
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Coast-Knitting-Nannas-Against-Gas/1024620907557771?pnref=story

Knitting Nannas Against Gas Coonabarabran
Contact: Nicole Hunter, PO BOX 510, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
Email:  livingyoungerageloc@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cracsg

Dubbo Knitting Nannas
with Dubbo Environment Group/ Gas Field FreeDubbo Region
Contact: Margaret McDonald 0438821973
Email:    margmac17@bigpond.com
Phone: 0438821973
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dubboeg/
https://www.facebook.com/gasfieldfreedubboregion/

We protest about Gas; Environmental; Climate Change etc. All environmental issues whenever the issues need attention.

Gloucester Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Greed
Contact:          Carol Bennett
Email:  gloucester.nannas@gmail.com
Phone:             02 6558 4333
Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterKnittingNannas

We protest about Gas; Lack of protection for the environment; Climate Change
Weekly on Thursday @ The Meeting Place, Denison Street, Gloucester
from 10.30am – 12 noon Winter  –  9.30-11.30am Summer

Grafton Knitting Nannas Against Gas
Contact:          Lynette Eggins  0438 893 390
Email:  knaggrafton@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knittingnannasagainstgasgraftonloop
Grafton Loop’s Blog:  http://knaggrafton.blogspot.com

We protest about gas & other fossil fuels, climate change and other assorted environmental issues (e.g. biodiversity issues)

Knit-ins are usually held in Prince Street, Grafton,  either outside the office of Chris Gulaptis MP or of Kevin Hogan MP (As Lynette said “We share the love around!”)  Our usual knit-in day is Thursday from 1-3pm.  However, the frequency of our knit-ins is variable.

We hope to recruit new Nannas.

Knitting Nannas Against Gas Great Lakes
Contact:          Linda Gill
Email:  glgill5451@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knitting-Nannas-Against-Gas-Great-Lakes-1576986262532026/?fref=ts

Hastings-Macleay Knitting Nannas
Contact:          Christa Schwoebel
Email:  christa@tsn.cc
Prior to COVID19 besides our fortnightly knit-in with posters at a public place in Port Macquarie, we had the occasional event outside a pollies office.

New nannas most welcome, email Christa.

Knitting Nannas Hunter Loop
Contact:          Julia Lee
Phone: 0434367132
Email: knaghunterloop@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1422268968039889/members

The Hunter Loop is part of KNAG. We fight against the invasion of our land by the CSG industry. We also fight to bring an end to the era of fossil fuels…our children and the children of the future deserve a habitable planet….one with clean air and water.

We meet on the second Sunday of the month at a venue decided at the previous meeting. On the first and third Tuesdays of the month we meet from 11 to 1pm-ish at a place with plenty of foot traffic decided at the previous meeting. We take other actions as the opportunity arises.

Illawarra Knitting Nannas Against Greed (I KNAG)
Contact:          Cherry Hardaker
Email: cherryh7777@gmail.com
Phone:             0242674305 – 0408674305
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IKNAG2

We protest about Gas; Environmental; Climate Change etc. All of them

Since Covid we haven’t been meeting. Cherry sends out emails to stay in contact with nannas. We always welcome new nannas.

Whenever there is anything that the nannas can be involved in, we do.

Knitting Nannas Against Gas Lismore
Contact(s):                  Louise Somerville
Email:  lismore.knag@gmail.com
Phone: 0409693813
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knitting-Nannas-Against-Gas-Lismore-1630620140535935/

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas was formed in response to a coal seam gas company being granted an exploration licence in the Northern Rivers.

We protest unconventional gas, coal and environmental destruction.

We meet every second Thursday for a knit-in at a place decided on at the previous fortnightly meeting, which is held at Lismore Workers Club from 12.30pm to 2pm. We have met every Thursday for the past 8+ years.

MidCoast Knitting Nannas – Taree, Downstream
Contact(s):      North: Helen Montgomery 0412222674
West: Dominique Jacobs 0488519930
South: Linda Gill 0401797756
Email: midcoast.nannas@gmail.com
Facebook:        https://www.facebook.com/MidCoast-Knitting-Nannas-158520534720395
Twitter: @Midcoast_KNAG

We protest about Gas; Forests; Water; Environmental; Climate Change; Biodiversity loss.

We have our regular Fridays for Future – Climate Criminal Watch actions and encourage all to join us. We gather every Friday from 10-12pm outside our Federal Member David Gillespie’s office, Taree.

We also give support to other Nanna loops and local, regional, State and National groups and organisations like the Pilliga, Stop Adani,  School Strike for Climate, North East Forest Alliance, Extinction Rebellion and other groups that fight to protect our land, air, water and biodiversity from threats.

Knitting Nannas in the MUD (Milton Ulladulla District)
Contact: Joan Haywood
Email: joanhay@bigpond.net.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knitting-Nannas-in-the-MUD-107920954503864

We meet under a shady tree beside the harbour in Ulladulla on the first Friday of each month. Our first ‘sit in’ focussed on climate, last week our posters were about the environment and next month we’ll turn to waste and plastics. We have a Facebook page, (Knitting Nannas in the MUD), have had a couple of interviews with the local radio station and have a friendly journalist who has obliged with a photo and story in the local newspaper each month. 

Knitting Nannas Against Gas New England North West Loop
Contact:          Pat Schulz
Email: knagnenw@gmail.com
Phone: 02 67725852 – 0428725852
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knitting-Nannas-Armidale-Group-KNAG-NENW-Friends-628398203890919

We are an umbrella group knitting to cover and protect all communities in the important farming region of New England and North West N.S.W. We encourage and invite everyone to join us and create another ‘strand’ for KNAG NENW fleece. With many yarns and clicking of needles we hope to knit a blanket to cover and protect all communities and lands in this vast region.

Pittwater Knitting Nannas
Contact:          Felicity Davis
Email: PittwaterKnittingNannas@gmail.com
Phone: 0414470644
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Knitting-Nannas-of-Pittwater
Twitter: @PittwaterNannas

Regular knit-in on Thursdays 1pm at NSW Planning Minister Rob Stoke’s office in Mona Vale.

Sydney Knitting Nannas & Friends
Contact(s): Marie Flood / Kathy McKenzie
Email: marieflood@optusnet.com.aukmckmedia@gmail.com
Phone: Marie 0432680150      –           Kathy (02) 65797047 – 0408650851
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneyknittingnannas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/knitnannasSYD
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knittingnannassyd/

We protest about Gas; Coal; Environmental issues; Climate Change, Waste, Incinerators, Koalas.

We meet weekly via  Zoom on Fridays 9.30am – 11am to keep up to date on issues important to us and attend actions when they arise. New Nannas welcome – please contact by email or telephone to be included on the mailing list, to join our weekly zoom meetings and/or to participate in actions.

The Upper Hunter Knitting Nannas
Contact:          Sue Abbott – Wendy Wales
Email: Sue – info@medicinewithaltitude.com.au – Wendy – wgwales@gmail.com
Phone: Sue 0418237021 – Wendy 0437147249

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Knitting Nannas & Friends for Freedom From Fossil Fuels – Canberra
Contact: Annie Close
Email: knaffcanberra@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KNaFFFFFF

QUEENSLAND

Knitting Nannas Brisbane
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KnittingNannasBrisbane

Balonne Knitting Nannas Against Gas – Surat
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fnknags
Contact: Leanne Brummell
Phone: 0455 344 862

Far North Knitting Nannas Against Gas – Cairns
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fnknags
Contact: Marybeth Gundrum
Email: marybeth.gundrum2@gmail.com

Knitting Nannas of Gympie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/309023622599989

Kingaroy Qld 4610
South Burnett Knitting Nannas
Contact: Rosemary Pratt
Phone: 07 41623406 or 041 334 7351
Email: sbknittingnannas@gmail.com
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1517477548556078/

Knitting Nannas Against Gas Western Downs
Contact: Karen
Phone: 0423 301 958
Email: knagwdrc@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knittingnannasagainstgaswesterndowns

Knitting Nannas of the Whitsundays
Based in Airlie Beach, but open to all from Mackay to Bowen
Contact: Sandra Williams
Phone: 0434 271 795
Email: knagwhitsundays@gmail.com

VICTORIA

Knitting Nannas Against Gas – Gippsland
Contact: Andrea Millsom
Phone: 0419 555 487

Not active February 2021

Knitting Nannas of Toolangi (KNOT)
Contact: Lynn Dean
Email: ilovemygoats@hotmail.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Knitting-Nannas-of-Toolangi-290793144385379

We protest peacefully against the destruction of our beautiful native forests. Recent changes to legislation that effectively exclude protesters from logging coupes for a distance of 150 metres have inspired us to knit a scarf 150 metres long.

Wodonga-Albury Knitting Nannas
Contact(s):  Liz Hammond or Jenni Huber
Email: liz-hammond@hotmail.com
Phone: Liz Hammond 0429177681 – Jenni Huber 0410074900

We meet every Thursday, from 12.30 to 1.30, in Queen Elizabeth Square on Dean Street.    You cant miss us – we’re the bunch of radical old nannas under the big shady tree.  Bring a folding chair for yourself.  Knitting or crocheting is optional, as we seem to spend more time chatting than anything else.  If it is raining, or too hot to knit (over 38 degrees), we might be in the Retro Cafe on the other side of the Square. 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Robe/Beachport
Contact: Marcia Lorenz
Email: lorenz.marcia@gmail.com
Phone: 0887358418 or 0412122065
Post: c/o P.O. Beachport, SA 5280.

Knitting Nannas Adelaide
Contact: Pinkie
Email: craftqueens@live.com
Text: 0409667402 
Santos, Flinders Street, Adelaide, every Thursday 11.00 till 1.30

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Alice Springs
Knitting Nannas of the Alice
Contact: Margy Alexander
Phone: 0451 154 687
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitting-Nannas-Against-Gas-Alice-Springs/702781346493157

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Irwin Shire
FAIR Knitting Nannas (Fracking Awareness Irwin Region)
Contact: Lynette Sunderland
Phone: 0417947801
Email: c.sunderland@bigpond.com

Knitting Nannas Against Gas – Perth
Contact: Lynda Willis
Email: lyndawil@gmail.com
Phone: 0422414939
Email: knagperth@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KNAGPerthLoop/?fref=photo

KNAG Geraldton Loop in Midwest WA 
Contact: Lisa Smith
Email: lisamaree77@hotmail.com 
Phone: 0408 914 090 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KnittingNannasGeraldton

UNITED KINGDOM

Knitting Nanas Balcombe
Contact: Sara Reynolds
Email: petersara43@hotmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knittingnanasbalcombe

Frack Free Creators – Knitting Nannas Lancashire
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frack-Free-Creators-Knitting-Nannas-Lancashire/619645361415478

UK Surrey KNAGs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Surrey-Knags/1524437624512133

Nanashire
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nanashire1/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UK_Nanas

Knitting Grannies – and Grandads against Unconventional Gas
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1382111998766193/

USA

Knitting Nannas of Virginia
Marion Kanour, mkanour@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knittingnannasofvirginia/

Knit-in’s twice monthly on a regular basis on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and hold knit-in’s at venues across the state, as we feel the need.

SISTER GROUPS

100 Grannies (Started Iowa, USA)