News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

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 […]

Stock in Stock for online sales

By Karen Rogers | 30th March 2020

Hello, Please bear with us as we try to temporarily and non-technologically become an online shop more than we were before, as you can no longer pop in to pick up craft kits and wool from our studio. We will be updating this as often as we can but please me aware that we are […]

Going Online…

By Karen Rogers | 24th March 2020

Hello, we hope you are all well and safely tucked up at home. We have been making lots of changes in the last week or so to take as much of what we do online as we can. It’s not where we want to be as socialising is at the core of what we do […]

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 […]