14th October – Stories from the Studio

Date: 14th October 2016
Author: Roz

Hello everyone! Welcome to the first of what (should be!) a weekly update of everything that we’ve been up to in the StraightCurves studios this week!

As half term approaches, many of our courses have started to come to an end. It’s always sad when this happens, but it’s so exciting to see how far our lovely learners have come and we look forward to seeing lots of you again soon! These are a few of the fantastic dresses created on our Beginners’ Dressmaking Course

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On Tuesday, Karen took a trip out to see Darley Dale WI and make Halloween models with Jumping Clay – it was such a fun evening and our tweets about it even got us a mention from Gogglebox star Rev Kate Bottley!!

And then, whilst our Woolly Wednesday-ers knitted, crocheted and chatted downstairs, the ladies of Chesterfield NWR visited the studio and rustled up some fabulous Rag Rug Flowers!

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We had a BRAND NEW workshop in our Sewing Room on Thursday morning – three lovely ladies joined Great British Sewing Bee semi-finalist Tracey Symonds to create some beautiful evening bags – it was great to see how they went in different directions, with one blingy, one buttony and one set-to-impress at the Captain’s table on a forthcoming cruise!

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Which brings me nicely to the fact that it’s Sew Saturday tomorrow! Tracey will once again be in the StraightCurves studios all day offering advice at her “Sew Surgery” – so whether it’s a pesky project causing you problems, or a snagged stitch that you need to fix, Tracey will be on hand to help you out!

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