StraightCurves Advent Calendar 2018

Each day in December for our advent calendar we will be posting a little something for you on our facebook page but didn’t want those sensible enough not to have social media to miss out so we will update this post with our advent posts for you.

Saturday 1st December
We reveal our new drawing course!


Sunday 2nd December
Use code GOPOTTY to get £5 off this lovely workshop with Clare to make pottery tea light holders.

Monday 3rd December 
Use code FESTIVEFUN to get 10% our workshop to make this gorgeous little robin on Thursday Morning  Code valid online until 10am thurs when workshop starts.

Tuesday 4th December
Reveals Dress in a Day Saturday Dates for 2019!



Wednesday 5th December
Well it’s a woolly one, and we are saying the more the merrier so on Wednesday 2nd January Woolly Wednesday will be half price!

Thats right 50% OFF. Come along and start the new year finishing off your UFO’s or starting a new project it’s up to you!



Thursday 6th December

Fabric bargains Saturday 8 December in Sheffield – Shop Local is essential use us or loose us!

Another amazing shop bites the dust, it’s heartbreaking. If you have time please go and get some fabric on Saturday we always need more!

Craft Den
23 Loxley Road
S6 4TE Sheffield

0114 234 0732

Joanne’s Snowman Decoration

Friday 7th December
Christmas decoration auction is open!  Check out the album on facebook and comment your bid on the photo of the item you want.

Bids close midnight on Sunday 9th dec winners announced on 10th December Pick up from studio after 10th or pay on top of I’d for postage. All bid moneys goes to @rspca chesterfield branch.

Saturday 8th December

Chance to learn how to make this gorgeous Santa Decoration on Sat 15th Dec with Karen. This is a last minute festive workshop and possibly your only chance to make this decoration this year!

Book one of the 6 places left folks.

Sunday 9th December 
Clear out of wool in the studio £5 a bag collection only!
When it’s gone it’s gone yippeee

Monday 10th December
Reveal our new personalised Gift Cards free of charge when you book someone onto a course or workshop for a special occasion.
We have Christmas and Birthday made up already but can do anniversary, get well soon, valentines, mothers day… and anything else you can think of!
Just add a note when booking and we will get your card printed up for collection with its very own purple envelope as soon as we can.

Tuesday 11th December
Here’s some great ways to avoid plastic this Christmas, however do watch out guys as some brown paper also contains plastic!

Link to article

Wednesday 12th December
Free pattern Facebook competition comment ‘in it to win it’ below and we will pick a person at random on Friday
Winner: Daniella Richardson

Thursday 13th December
Inspirational stitching for you, makes me want to have a go! Link

Friday 14th December
Sorry we forgot friday – but we will make it up to you!

Saturday 15th December
Anyone who buys a gift, print, craft kit or gift voucher in December will be entered into a drawer to win a £10 gift voucher free of charge!

Don’t forget to tell us to add you to the list folks.

Sunday 16th December

On Wednesday we will be getting a visit from Blue Horseshoe Weddings & Events with these fabulous makes to buy, they will be stopping by at 11.30am until 12.30pm why not pop in and get some personalised gifts.


Monday 17 December
Make someone’s Monday less gloomy.

Today is the giving of an idea, we regularly check up on our learners when we haven’t seen them for a while and today we would like you to contact someone you haven’t seen for ages, whether it’s an email, text, call, wrote them a card, or pop round is up to you!

“It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn’t heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore’s stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore.

“Hello Eeyore,” said Pooh.

“Hello Pooh. Hello Piglet,” said Eeyore, in a Glum Sounding Voice.

“We just thought we’d check in on you,” said Piglet, “because we hadn’t heard from you, and so we wanted to know if you were okay.”

Eeyore was silent for a moment. “Am I okay?” he asked, eventually. “Well, I don’t know, to be honest. Are any of us really okay? That’s what I ask myself. All I can tell you, Pooh and Piglet, is that right now I feel really rather Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. Which is why I haven’t bothered you. Because you wouldn’t want to waste your time hanging out with someone who is Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All, would you now.”

Pooh looked and Piglet, and Piglet looked at Pooh, and they both sat down, one on either side of Eeyore in his stick house.

Eeyore looked at them in surprise. “What are you doing?”

“We’re sitting here with you,” said Pooh, “because we are your friends. And true friends don’t care if someone is feeling Sad, or Alone, or Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. True friends are there for you anyway. And so here we are.”

“Oh,” said Eeyore. “Oh.” And the three of them sat there in silence, and while Pooh and Piglet said nothing at all; somehow, almost imperceptibly, Eeyore started to feel a very tiny little bit better.

Because Pooh and Piglet were There. No more; no less.”