News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

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). […]

Children’s Summer Holiday 2018

By Karen Rogers | 6th July 2018
JumpingCLAY mini makes

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for the summer 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 […]

On and Off the Hook

By Karen Rogers | 3rd June 2018

Best laid plans and all that. When we first got the new website that was nearly a year ago now, I had a plan it was ambitious and like my many of my plans didn’t quite follow a straight path, however here it is… Hopefully this is the first of many blogs from me myself […]

You Spin Me Right Round….

By Karen Rogers | 16th May 2018

LINK TO CROWDFUNDER We would love to be able to afford to hold stock of Stylecraft’s Batik Swirls in the studio for use on our new crochet course to make Catherine Blythe’s Spin Me Around Blanket. Therefore we are offering a pre-sale of the new course to our customers and followers at a discounted prize […]

Children’s May Half Term Workshops

By Karen Rogers | 3rd May 2018
JumpingCLAY mini makes

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for May 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. It’s also Derbyshire Open Arts Week so we have lots of other things going on to […]