News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

Me and My Watercolours

By Lisa Goddard | 14th January 2021

Not long ago if you’d have asked me what I thought of watercolours I’d probably have said they weren’t for me, that I much preferred acrylics however somewhere down the road I decided to pick them up and have another go. Probably thought all those gift sets I’d been given really shouldn’t go to waste, […]

StraightCurves 2021 Crochet Along Blanket

By Karen Rogers | 8th January 2021

We are soooo excited to reveal our first Crochet Along for 2021. After the success for our 2020 CAL we couldn’t wait to start another. Week one will be released from the 22 January onwards so that those who are itching to get started can but we are going to hold off releasing week two […]

2021 Stock in Stock for online sales

By Karen Rogers | 5th January 2021

Hello, welcome to our technologically disadvantaged online shop. Browse below, contact us with your order and the you can collect from the studio at an agreed time slot or we can post it out at cost of postage. We will be updating this as often as we can but please me aware that we are […]

StraightCurves Advent Calendar

By Karen Rogers | 1st December 2020
Straightcurves 2020 advent calendar

Hello and welcome to our advent calendar, this year we have decided that we all need a little something to keep us going and every day in December until that special one on the 25th we will bringing you a little something to enjoy! Lots of Love Karen and The StraightCurves Team x x x […]

Making Masks

By Alison Greer | 22nd July 2020

Last week I’ve finally succumbed to the need to make facemasks after the announcement of the upcoming change in Government guidance that face coverings will be mandatory in shops from 24th July. I dabbled in face masks a earlier in the pandemic, but as we have not been leaving the house except for supermarket shopping […]

Somewhere over the rainbow – Karen’s free pattern pick

By Karen Rogers | 15th July 2020

I thought I would share one of my favourite free patterns with you by Celeste Young. Some of you may already have seen it or had a go already and I promise you it really is a joy to do. The outer rows do take longer as with any pattern that works in the round […]

Get Foxy or Sheepish – Making Felting Kits

By Carol Wilson | 5th July 2020

I have been putting together some new batches of kits, starting with sheep and foxes.   The first step is washing the wool, an ideal job to get done when the weather is warm. The fox kits use white-faced woodland wool and sheep Lleyn. Both wools are ‘grown’ locally in the Peak District. The next […]

Monthly Mini Journals

By Lisa Goddard | 1st July 2020

This month I will have been making my monthly mini journals for two years! It doesn’t seem that long ago when I decided to have a go at combining my love of bookbinding, art journaling and creative journaling into one to create my first one. Let me explain the difference firstly between art journaling and […]

A change is a good as a rest?

By Karen Rogers | 30th May 2020

Hello, I hope you are all doing as well as you can in the challenging times and that you are making the most of any additional time you have to craft and create. It’s definitely a little different all round at the moment and I guess like everyone some days are great and some are […]

StraightCurves 2020 CAL Blanket Launch

By Karen Rogers | 7th April 2020

As you may have spotted on our facebook page last night we have launched our first blanket crochet along that will be run as a monthly subscription of just £1 a month. We have had lots of people signing up which is great and lots of questions too which I am trying to keep up […]