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Location: Chesterfield,
Contact: Karen Rogers or Roz Vincent


StraightCurves offers a range of award-winning art & craft workshops and courses for children and adults from our fully accessible building on Saltergate in Chesterfield. Our sessions happen at all times of day – including daytimes, after school and in the evenings – 7 days a week. We also offer children’s parties, 1-to-1 tuition, host social crafting sessions several times a week, and stock a range of original art, prints, crafty gifts and cards from a selection of local artists and craftspeople – and we have just been voted as Leisure Retailer of the Year at the 2016 Chesterfield Retail Awards!

All of our sewing courses and workshops, like everything we do, are designed to suit people of all ages and abilities – there really is something for everybody! Whether you’re a complete beginner who has never touched a sewing machine before, an advanced sewer looking to use our large cutting tables at a Sew Social session, or have been inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee to have a go at making your own clothes, there really is something for you at StraightCurves!

If you would like some help picking which course or workshop to try first, our friendly staff are always on hand to offer advice – just give us a call or pop into the studio and see us!

Courses Offered:
Beginner’s Sewing Machine Skills (3 x 3.25hr course)
Young Sewing Machine Skills (5 x 1.5hr course suitable for ages 8-18)
Pattern Cutting (5 x 2.5hr course or 1 x 2.5hr workshop)
Dressmaking (5 x 2.5hr course)
Overlockers (2 hour workshop or 1:1 tuition)
Inserting Zips (2 hour workshop)
Free Machine Embroidery (full day workshop)
Sewn Bunny or Bear (6 hour workshop or 2 x 3hr course)
Sewn & Stuffed Owl (6 hour workshop or 2 x 3hr course)
Sew Social (2.5 hour untutored session)
Plus many more courses and workshops in different arts & crafts!

Telephone: 01246 807575 or 07976 845 662 (answer phone outside office hours)
Office Hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 10am – 3pm; Wed  10am – 9pm;  Sat  10am-1pm – but our courses and workshops take place between 10am and 9pm 7 days a week!