News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

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 […]

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 […]