News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

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 […]

Carol’s Current UFO – Felted Landscape

By Carol Wilson | 18th October 2018

In the summer, I started a new felted landscape of the back of The Great Ridge, which is best seen from the top of Winnat’s Pass. The weather was so good that I’ve mainly worked outside.  This is quite a rare occurrence, as the slightest puff of wind sends clouds of wool floating off around […]

Why I Love Teaching Pottery

By Clare Gage | 5th October 2018
Imprinting a design in order to decorate a Pottery Heart

Hi I’m Clare and you’ll find me teaching the pottery classes at Straightcurves. I love being part of the Straightcurves team. It’s fantastic to be in such a creative environment and I always enjoy seeing all the other classes working away on the many varied crafts that happen here.   Pottery is my personal favourite […]

October Half Term Children’s Activities

By Karen Rogers | 1st October 2018

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for October Half Term 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 […]

Working with 4 ply yarn…

By Karen Rogers | 2nd September 2018

4 ply quite frankly is something that never appealed to me and was a little scary too, however I do believe I may have converted myself. Having just completed a shawl using 4 ply I am considering doing another. I always thought a smaller hook and thinner yarn would lead to more swearing and much […]

New After School Clubs for September 2018!

By Karen Rogers | 2nd August 2018

We are so excited about our new programme of after school clubs at the studio, there are not one but 6 clubs starting in September that’s something every day of the week! All clubs are bookable online, let us know if you have any questions. Mondays – Learn to use a sewing machine     […]

Crochet in Callela

By Karen Rogers | 8th July 2018

Hello, Its be a busy few weeks in the studio catching up before and after my holiday in Callela but there was plenty of time for crochet while I was away. I’d thought I’d share what I’ve been making, and yes I have started yet more projects, but I finished a couple too (well nearly). […]