News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

What makes us, us.

By Karen Rogers | 5th September 2019
Drawing of Karen Rodgers, owner of StraightCurves and all of her loves

An usual blog topic for me today but every summer I spend some time reviewing how things are going and where we are headed. This summer was a little different as I started a new part time job this week back in school as I missed the big the classes of kids from all backgrounds […]

Summer Kids Sessions

By Karen Rogers | 3rd August 2019

Sorry for delay just realised I hadn’t posted the list on here yet so you can have it all in one place so here you go! All sessions are bookable online through our crafty calendar and are held in our studio on Saltergate in Chesterfield.  

Crocheted Cat Cave

By Karen Rogers | 10th July 2019

  Having recently moved house I am more than aware of the current size of my yarn stash and decided to get rid of some of it by making something chunky and with kittens planned I thought a cat bed was a great idea. Due to not liking following patterns I just freestyled it, however […]

Easter Egg Competition Winners

By Karen Rogers | 10th July 2019

Here they are folks our 5 winners to our 2019 design an Easter Egg Competition! We are not sharing names and ages anymore due to the lovely GDPR but here’s what the winning entries look like and all the winners have been contacted so we could send them their workshop vouchers as prizes! Thinking we […]

Hooked Tunic

By Joanne Robinson | 20th May 2019

Hooked on crochet – a glimpse into Joanne’s latest crocheted tunic! I love to have a flick through magazines for inspiration and ideas and then often find a pattern that I think looks really nice. When I then look up the yarn to make the item I find it’s expensive and with having a slight […]

Get Creative this May Half Term

By Karen Rogers | 19th May 2019

Here’s what we have planned for May Half Term folks, you can click on the links where it says spaces available to book your place(s)…       Date Time Children’s Workshops Price Tues 9:15 – 9:45 Crab Cake Decorating (Rec. Age 3-12yrs) £4.10 28-May 10:00 – 10:30 JumpingCLAY Fish Pencil Topper (Rec. Age 4-12yrs) […]

As-You-Go Blanket

By Karen Rogers | 22nd April 2019

Hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend and got lots of crafting done. I have finally finished my as-you-go blanket including sewing in all the ends!!! YAY! The wool I used was part of a pack donated to charity by a customer and I thought it was too good for small projects so I […]

Get Creative this Easter

By Karen Rogers | 4th April 2019

<< UPDATED 11 APRIL >> Here’s an update on what has space available still this Easter, you can click on the links where it says spaces available to book your place(s)… Saturday 13th April Overlocker Driving License 1:1 Sessions SOLD OUT Sock Monkey Day SPACES AVAILABLE   Age 7 – 16 years Sunday 14th April Family […]

Finish off February

By Karen Rogers | 4th April 2019

As you may already be aware unfinished projects are my forte and I have quite a few so in February I decided to have a bit of a sprint on finishing some of them. I did it turns our hardly skim the surface of the mountain of UFO’s I own however it was very very […]

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 […]