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Straight Curves: May In The Loop, September Studio Re-Opening

We are pleased to confirm that our in person courses will re-start with a full programme at our studio in September 2021. In fact its so full that we are still working on it but we are nearly there and there’s lots online to choose from already! But do not fear as we know many of you love our virtual courses these will continue too so there is something for everyone.


Reorganising our studio

We have been busy reorganising the studio to fit in our new wool and make space for more too! It’s a work in progress but we are getting there slowly. We are also part way through getting new signage on our windows and doors.

Scroll to September on our crafty calendar


New art supplies

If you had started a course before either of the lockdowns and we haven’t been in touch yet please check your junk mail as we think we have now contacted everyone who was half way through something with catch up date information.

If you had booked a course or workshop that hadn’t started yet we are getting in touch over the next couple of weeks with options on dates for you. If you can’t wait please do get in touch with us by email as we are happy to help.

We have a new virtual course with Lisa on Gelli Printing which looks like a great creative escape and a chance to buy new art supplies too.

NEW Virtual Gelli Printing 3 week course Thurs 10 June 7.30pm £22
Virtual Art Journaling 6 weeks Fri 11 June 7pm £37


Virtual courses

Also due to it’s popularity we are now running our virtual art journaling course twice on Fridays. Each session will be different each week and at each time so you can attend the earlier course the latter course of both! However please note you can’t switch sessions each week as we have max. class size to ensure everyone gets help as needed.

Virtual Art Journaling 6 weeks Fri 11 June 8.15pm £37
Virtual Watercolour Landscapes 3 week course Thurs 10 June 6pm £22
Kimono Jacket Workshop Wed 16 June 6pm £38 @studio
Virtual JumpingCLAY kids 6 week Course Mon 7 June 4.15pm £25
Virtual Kids Art Course 6 weeks Fri 11 June 4.15pm £25
Virtual Drawing with Course 5 weeks Thurs 1 July 6pm £36
Free Machine Embroidery Workshop Sun 5 Sept 10am – 4pm £67 @studio


‘Crochet Along’ blanket kit

Our crochet along blanket is now available to pre-order in kit form with the complete pattern in an A4 printed booklet and all the wool you need to make either the standard size £28 or a double pack £47 for the bigger size.

StraightCurves 2021 Crochet Along Blanket KIT PRE-ORDERS


How to…

We have not one but 2 blogs to share with you this month, Lisa’s how to create eco dyed paper and Alison’s behind the scenes living with a seamstress.

How to… Eco Dyed Paper
Living with a seamstress


Virtual online sessions for adults and children

Our after school clubs for both art on Fridays and JumpingCLAY on Mondays are bookable online now for next term and please do get in touch if you are eager to start before then as we have a few spaces on both and you can join this term direct my emailing us.

Link to all our virtual sessions for adults and children


Virtual Woolly Wednesday

Virtual Woolly Wednesday is every Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30am and you can now pay monthly by standing order for just £10.80 a month and come as often as you like.

Our Crafty Calendar


Virtual parties

Need something to celebrate your child’s or your birthday?
Our virtual parties are great for all ages and abilities. Happy 8th Birthday to Phoebe, look what they made.

Find out more about VIRTUAL PARTIES here

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