News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

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 […]

2017 a Cracker of a Year

By Lisa Goddard | 1st February 2018

Hearing the fireworks go off New Years eve, advertising another year had ended, left me reflecting about what I had achieved in 2017 and what I could expect in the year to come. 2017 was a cracker of a year for me. I felt with both my daughters now settled in school I had more […]

Children’s Half Term Workshops

By Karen Rogers | 22nd January 2018
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All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 for February 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. Children’s Workshops We have a great range of different workshops this half term including some lovely […]

Twelve Days of Christmas…

By Karen Rogers | 28th December 2017

  To celebrate our fifth Christmas as StraightCurves we are doing 12 days of promotions and offers. More details to follow as they are released but here is what’s go on so far… Day One – Xmas Day On the first day of Christmas (yesterday I know) StraightCurves gave to me a free £5 voucher […]

Reading to Happiness: Why Books Are Good for You

By Karen Rogers | 21st November 2017

In our manic modern world, it’s more important than ever to make time for hobbies. Studies have shown that leisure activities are invaluable stress-relievers, they promote both mental and physical relaxation, and restore energy and happiness. And whilst you may typically think of crafting, sport or music as offering maximum benefits, there’s an awful lot […]

Children’s Christmas Workshops

By Karen Rogers | 14th November 2017

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 are no 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 ones like our Santa […]

15 Good Reasons to Start Dressmaking

By Karen Rogers | 7th November 2017

I have always been a dressmaker since being a young teenager, a lady called Janet, a friend of my parents, taught me as part of my Duke of Edinburgh Award when I was 14. I can remember going to her little cottage every week and being so excited when I completed my first garment. It […]

October Half Term – Packed with spooky crafty fun!

By Karen Rogers | 26th September 2017

All our fantastic activities for those aged 2 to 102 are no 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 half term including some lovely new ones like our […]

Lisa’s Tutor Tales – 5 reasons for Art Journalling

By Karen Rogers | 11th September 2017

I have been art journaling now for 11 years and I still often get asked what is it? why do you do it? And what’s it for? So I thought I would write my top 5 reasons to art journal. But before I get started what is an art journal? Quite simply it is art […]