News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

Finish Off February Update

By Karen Rogers | 15th February 2020

Hello, thought I would share some of the loveliness that has been going on in our facebook group for Finish off February this year. Different people have approached this in different ways and there is no right or wrong. The idea was to use February to try and make a dent in our UFO’s without […]

Sharing the love…

By Karen Rogers | 14th February 2020

  Hello and Happy Valentines. I saw this image on instagram and wondered if it would be a good starting point for a blog, so here goes… Stop Doubting yourself… Running a small business is one of the most challenging things I have ever done and it needs looking after in a similar way to […]

Finish Off February

By Karen Rogers | 6th January 2020

Last year we ran a small Finish Off February with just two members and we loved it. So this year we are sharing it with anyone and everyone it does not matter where you live or what art and craft you take part in everyone and everything is welcome. It was one of my favourite […]

12 Makes of Christmas

By Karen Rogers | 14th October 2019

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

100 watercolour sketches

By Lisa Goddard | 10th October 2019

Have you ever heard of the 100 day project? No?…. Well it is an annual event that anyone creative can take part in. Starting in the spring like minded creators can sign up online from all over the world. All you need to do is choose a project, do it everyday for 100 days and […]

Behind the Scenes

By Karen Rogers | 9th October 2019

Hello, I am always getting asked what I make in my spare time (lol) anyway here’s a sneaky peek into what our lovely tutors do when they are not teaching you, for their own creative me time!   I’ve been getting by cro-jo back recently and started making the latest Janie Crow CAL featured in […]

Get Creative this October Half Term

By Karen Rogers | 22nd September 2019

Here’s what we have planned for October Half Term folks, you can click on the session title to book your place(s)… Date Time Family Workshops Price Saturday 10:00 – 12:30 Family Felting Pumpkin or Xmas Pudding 26-Oct Price includes 2 children and 1 adult £25.00 Date Time Local Event for Children Price Mon 10am – […]

What makes us, us.

By Karen Rogers | 5th September 2019
Drawing of Karen Rodgers, owner of StraightCurves and all of her loves

An usual blog topic for me today but every summer I spend some time reviewing how things are going and where we are headed. This summer was a little different as I started a new part time job this week back in school as I missed the big the classes of kids from all backgrounds […]

Summer Kids Sessions

By Karen Rogers | 3rd August 2019

Sorry for delay just realised I hadn’t posted the list on here yet so you can have it all in one place so here you go! All sessions are bookable online through our crafty calendar and are held in our studio on Saltergate in Chesterfield.  

Crocheted Cat Cave

By Karen Rogers | 10th July 2019

  Having recently moved house I am more than aware of the current size of my yarn stash and decided to get rid of some of it by making something chunky and with kittens planned I thought a cat bed was a great idea. Due to not liking following patterns I just freestyled it, however […]