Karen Rogers

Finish Off February

Last year we ran a small Finish Off February with just two members and we loved it. So this year…

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12 Makes of Christmas

  Check out our 12 makes of Christmas this year for some festive fun and a truly handmade Christmas.  …

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Behind the Scenes

Hello, I am always getting asked what I make in my spare time (lol) anyway here’s a sneaky peek into…

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Get Creative this October Half Term

Here’s what we have planned for October Half Term folks, you can click on the session title to book your…

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Drawing of Karen Rodgers, owner of StraightCurves and all of her loves

What makes us, us.

An usual blog topic for me today but every summer I spend some time reviewing how things are going and…

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Summer Kids Sessions

Sorry for delay just realised I hadn’t posted the list on here yet so you can have it all in…

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Crocheted Cat Cave

  Having recently moved house I am more than aware of the current size of my yarn stash and decided…

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Easter Egg Competition Winners

Here they are folks our 5 winners to our 2019 design an Easter Egg Competition! We are not sharing names…

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Get Creative this May Half Term

Here’s what we have planned for May Half Term folks, you can click on the links where it says spaces…

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As-You-Go Blanket

Hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend and got lots of crafting done. I have finally finished my as-you-go…

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Get Creative this Easter

<< UPDATED 11 APRIL >> Here’s an update on what has space available still this Easter, you can click on…

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Finish off February

As you may already be aware unfinished projects are my forte and I have quite a few so in February…

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Pom-Pom Tastic!

Pom-poms are fantastic, very easy to make and you don’t need any fancy equipment either – just a pair of…

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Kids Half Term Sessions

Our kids activities for February Half Term are now bookable online. Here is the full list please use our crafty…

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February Weekend Workshops

We have so many great workshops coming up every weekend in February that I just had to write about it…

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Karen’s Cats

Just a quick and a little sad note about my cat babies, as you may already know they have both…

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StraightCurves Advent Calendar 2018

Each day in December for our advent calendar we will be posting a little something for you on our facebook…

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Christmas Children’s Activities

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for Christmas Holiday are now bookable online, why not take…

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Crochet Virus Shawl – UK Translation

Having stumbled over this gorgeous free crochet shawl pattern while researching my wedding I could not leave it unmade with…

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October Half Term Children’s Activities

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for October Half Term are now bookable online, why not…

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Working with 4 ply yarn…

4 ply quite frankly is something that never appealed to me and was a little scary too, however I do…

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New After School Clubs for September 2018!

We are so excited about our new programme of after school clubs at the studio, there are not one but…

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Crochet in Callela

Hello, Its be a busy few weeks in the studio catching up before and after my holiday in Callela but…

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JumpingCLAY mini makes

Children’s Summer Holiday 2018

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for the summer holiday are now bookable online, why not…

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On and Off the Hook

Best laid plans and all that. When we first got the new website that was nearly a year ago now,…

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You Spin Me Right Round….

LINK TO CROWDFUNDER We would love to be able to afford to hold stock of Stylecraft’s Batik Swirls in the…

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JumpingCLAY mini makes

Children’s May Half Term Workshops

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for May Half Term are now bookable online, why not…

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Derbyshire Open Arts Week

We have so much planned for our first ever Derbyshire Open Arts Week combined with our 5th Birthday Celebrations that…

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Our Egg-cellent Competition Winners

….drum roll please… and yet again we have multiple competition winners! This time not at all down to me being…

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Introducing the NO SEW StraightCurves Poppy!

As you probably know already we are supporting the Chesterfield poppy cascade and as I’m not keen on sewing woolly…

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