News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

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 […]

Derbyshire Open Arts Week

By Karen Rogers | 30th April 2018

We have so much planned for our first ever Derbyshire Open Arts Week combined with our 5th Birthday Celebrations that it’s been a little overwhelmed to get our ducks in a row. However I think we are almost there so wanted to start sharing some of the exciting plans we have! The studio is open […]

Our Egg-cellent Competition Winners

By Karen Rogers | 12th April 2018

….drum roll please… and yet again we have multiple competition winners! This time not at all down to me being soft as I employed an independent judge. Special thanks to Philippa from evening Woolly Wednesday for devising 3 age categories and choosing our winners as the pressure was too much for me and and Jo! […]

Exhibition for our 5th Birthday Celebrations

By moniquescameron | 10th April 2018

Calling all Crafters….. We are calling all our Creative Customers that have ever learnt a skill at one of our Workshops or Course to come and showcase their work at our VIP Private Showing in May. We are looking for any pieces that you either made at a Workshop or something you have made from […]

Introducing the NO SEW StraightCurves Poppy!

By Karen Rogers | 25th March 2018

As you probably know already we are supporting the Chesterfield poppy cascade and as I’m not keen on sewing woolly things together the existing free patterns for the project were a barrier to me helping, so I decided to develop my own. Read on for the chatty bit or scroll down to the bottom of […]

Children’s Easter Holiday Workshops

By Karen Rogers | 13th March 2018
JumpingCLAY mini makes

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for the Easter 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. Children’s Workshops We have a great range of different workshops this holiday including some lovely new […]

Chesterfield Community Poppy Cascade

By Karen Rogers | 8th March 2018

Chesterfield Council are planning something big and you can help by crafting something small. They need thousands of woolly poppies before 2nd November this year to create a display down both sides of the town hall. I have pasted pictures of the free patterns below but if you would like us to send you a […]

Learning to Make your own Clothes is the Answer to all your Shopping Nightmares!

By Alison Greer | 7th February 2018

Have you ever spent hours or even days of your life trawling the internet or traipsing around Meadowhall searching for the perfect dress for a special occasion? You find variations of what you’re looking for… but the colours not right or the skirt is too long, or too short… or you would like sleeves and […]