News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

Get Creative this Easter

By Karen Rogers | 4th April 2019

<< UPDATED 11 APRIL >> Here’s an update on what has space available still this Easter, you can click on the links where it says spaces available to book your place(s)… Saturday 13th April Overlocker Driving License 1:1 Sessions SOLD OUT Sock Monkey Day SPACES AVAILABLE   Age 7 – 16 years Sunday 14th April Family […]

Finish off February

By Karen Rogers | 4th April 2019

As you may already be aware unfinished projects are my forte and I have quite a few so in February I decided to have a bit of a sprint on finishing some of them. I did it turns our hardly skim the surface of the mountain of UFO’s I own however it was very very […]

Pom-Pom Tastic!

By Karen Rogers | 9th February 2019

Pom-poms are fantastic, very easy to make and you don’t need any fancy equipment either – just a pair of scissors! I am going to show you a few easy ways to avoid hours of winding around two rings of cardboard or spending your pennies on fancy pom-pom makers. Don’t get me wrong both of […]

Kids Half Term Sessions

By Karen Rogers | 31st January 2019

Our kids activities for February Half Term are now bookable online. Here is the full list please use our crafty calendar to book them: Date Time Children’s Workshops Price Tues 9:15 – 9:45 Watermelon Cake Decorating (Rec. Age 3-12yrs) £4.10 19-Feb 10:00 – 10:45 JumpingCLAY Om Nom (Rec. Age 4-12yrs) £6.00 11:00 – 12:00 JumpingCLAY […]

February Weekend Workshops

By Karen Rogers | 31st January 2019

We have so many great workshops coming up every weekend in February that I just had to write about it to share them with you. Beginners’ Book Binding Saturday 2nd February – 10am – 4pm £54 Book binding for beginners with the lovely Lisa is a great way to spend your Saturday getting creative and […]

Karen’s Cats

By Karen Rogers | 17th January 2019

Just a quick and a little sad note about my cat babies, as you may already know they have both been ill recently. At only 6 and 1/2 years old I was not expecting them to be as ill as they are so its been quite a shock and a big deal to get my […]

StraightCurves Advent Calendar 2018

By Karen Rogers | 6th December 2018

Each day in December for our advent calendar we will be posting a little something for you on our facebook page but didn’t want those sensible enough not to have social media to miss out so we will update this post with our advent posts for you. Saturday 1st December We reveal our new drawing […]

Christmas Children’s Activities

By Karen Rogers | 27th November 2018

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for Christmas Holiday are now bookable online, why not take a look at our calendar to work out what you fancy – or scroll down for more information. Family Pottery Workshops These workshops are the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time learning something new […]

Crochet Virus Shawl – UK Translation

By Karen Rogers | 12th November 2018

Having stumbled over this gorgeous free crochet shawl pattern while researching my wedding I could not leave it unmade with the name “virus shawl” I guess you could say I was infected! It is addictive and I had bought the wool to make a second one before I finished the first one.   I have […]

Tailored Wedding Dress

By Alison Greer | 4th November 2018

Congratulations & Best Wishes to Karen & Joan, who were married in September. For me as a dressmaker it is a rare opportunity to write about the process of making a wedding dress as usually it is quite a secretive process. So here we go! Karen already had a clear vision of the look she […]