This December, we continue our quarterly community outreach projects with Peaceful Pillows for Hospice. Peaceful Pillows are small pillows designed to give comfort to those in their final days. We will be making pillows in two sizes. The larger pillows are used by loved ones and Hospice staff to ease the stress on the body caused by lying down for long periods of time. The small pillows can ease agitation and give grasping hands something to hold onto. So, take a break from the hustle and bustle of December and stop by for an hour, the afternoon, or the evening on Monday, December 12th, to make a pillow or three. We will be at Silk Road Textiles from noon until 8:30 to sew. All ages and skill levels are welcome. We’re making it simple. No need to worry about what to bring. All materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring fabric pieces or stuffing if you like. Fabric will be cut into 6″ x 4″ for small pillows and approximately 11″ x 9″ or 22 x 9″ for the larger pillow.
Now is the perfect time to start or update your wish list at Silk Road Textiles! Stop by the shop and browse a bit. Bring items you’d like to add to your wish list to any of the Silk Roadsters, and we will be happy to put it on your wish list. Here are some ideas for gifts to get you started: Interested in weaving? We have rigid heddle looms and books to help you get started! Did someone say yarn? We have big yarn, super soft yarn, alpaca, wool, cashmere, blends…. Been wishing for a Martelli Roundabout for your quilting projects? Or how about a subscription to our six pack sampler? Add it to your wish list; we’ll let Santa know you want one! Gifts for you and yours: Maruca bags, unique jewelry, luscious scarves, baskets from Ghana… And finally, you can wish for a gift certificate for one of our award winning classes!
In March of 2016, Silk Road Textiles agreed to host a Knitted Knockers Donation project here in Cincinnati. The project’s goal is to supply the Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Center and the UC Barrett Center with “Knitted Knockers.” Knitted Knockers are hand knitted or crocheted breast prosthetics given to any patients who have had mastectomy surgery. These knockers are free to any patient who wants one. Our project supports local needs. So far 104 knockers have been donated at Silk Road Textiles for our Cincinnati collection. Ruth Barry, Co-Chair and Volunteer Extraordinaire, dropped off the start-up Knocker Kits to both Breast Centers in October to huge “thank yous” and lots of enthusiasm. Now that the centers have the initial supply of knockers, we are responsible to keep each location stocked with a minimum of 4 knockers of each size, A-E cup. We have invited knitters and crocheters from all over the city to help us meet the need for new knockers on a regular basis. We ask that you continue to knit or crochet knockers as you see fit. Remember, when you drop off a pair of knockers we give you 10% off your next knocker yarn purchase. We have also received donations of several bags of poly-fil stuffing for this project from some of our fiber sisters that sew or quilt but do not knit/crochet. For those of you knitting or crocheting knockers for distribution, don’t forget to leave the back open about the size of a quarter and leave a 6 inch tail. This allows the recipient to adjust the stuffing as needed. Check out our Knitted Knockers page for more details. THANK YOU again for making a real difference to women everywhere!
Introducing Brick and Click from Row by Row Experience November 1 – November 30 Wish you had picked up a pattern or kit for “Home in the Queen City” or “The Crown Jewels of Cincinnati”? Want to make “Living Landmarks,” pictured below? You still can! Give us a call at 513.541.3700 or click here! Are you searching for patterns, kits, fabric plates or other 2016 Row by Row items from places you didn’t get to this summer? Join Brick and Click, the link to all things Row by Row 2016. Brick and Click lasts one month only…so don’t wait! It’s an easy way for you to find shops where row patterns, kits, and products are still available. All those beauties you drooled over at brick and mortar shops too far away are now just a click away. Starting Nov. 1, visit the Row by Row Experience™ website and click the Start Here! button. Find your state–or that province across the continent–and click to bring up a list of shops. Look for shops with the little Brick & Click house next to them. These are the shops continuing to offer row patterns, kits, and other goodies. Click their link or give them a call to satisfy that row craving!. Click here to get started! Treat the Hungry 2016 November 8 – November 27 This annual event is happening a little later this year. Help our local College Hill food pantries fill their shelves while creating wiggle room on ours. We will start collecting non-perishable food products November 8. You can help Silk Road Textiles reach out locally as well as globally. Bring in 3 or more non-perishable foods or canned goods and receive 5% off your TOTAL purchase of regular priced, in stock merchandise.* Bring food items in anytime until November 27 and be entered to win the Treat the Hungry door prize – 1 ticket for every 3 food items donated. Make any purchase during this time and get a second chance to win. Food items will be distributed by church food pantries asin the College Hill neighborhood. Your donations help sustain and strengthen our neighbors; new yarn and fabric purchases help support our global partners. *Excludes consignment items. Traveler Bag owners receive an extra 5%. SBSY FALL 2016 2 Days ONLY! Friday, Nov. 11, 10-5 & Saturday, Nov. 12, 10-5 WHAT IS A SKINNY BOLT(SB)? Fabric bolt or roll with 5 yards or less. WHAT IS A SKINNY YARN(SY)? Yarns with 3 skeins or fewer of a dye lot. HOW DOES IT WORK? SBSY* are 30% off, but you have to take it all to get the discount. NOT SKINNY? Bust a bolt larger than 5 yards or wipe out a dye lot bigger than 3 skeins, and the last 5 yards or 3 skeins will receive the skinny price. CLEARANCE fabric and yarn will be priced as marked, some items with 40% savings. Bust a clearance bolt or dye lot and save an additional 5%. *SBSY Offer excludes Dashing Mouse, Madelinetosh, Turtle Hand panels, Pre-cut fabrics, & original art. June Cashmere At Silk Road Textiles Trunk Show November 17- November 27 Meet June Cashmere Ambassador to the US, Kelly Bettinger, 6:30pm on November 17 at our weekly Stitch Night. June Cashmere’s 100% cashmere yarns begin their journey when the cashmere is hand collected by Kyrgyz shepherds living on small family farms along the ancient Silk Road amidst the soaring mountains of Central Asia. The cashmere is then purchased directly from the shepherds by June Cashmere. The personal touch ensure that top quality fiber is being gathered and ensures that the shepherds receive fair compensation for their elite fiber. June is the Kyrgyz word for animal fiber. From felted woolen rugs to the clothes on their backs, june has made itself an indelible part of Kyrgyz culture. Once gathered, the cashmere fiber is shipped to Europe where artisans clean and spin the fiber into fine knitting yarn. The yarn makes its final stop at Saco River Dyehouse in Maine where it is organically dyed using environmentally-friendly, sustainable methods. June Cashmere yarn takes a truly unique trip around the world to obtain its unique warmth, beauty, and luxurious feel. Click here for a short introductory video. Silk Road Textiles and June Cashmere share a similar mission. We are so excited to offer each of you this opportunity. The trunk show features DK & Lace Weight yarn, sample projects and patterns. Purchase this exquisite yarn for a very special gift or for your own personal “after the holidays” project. Don’t miss the chance to grab some of this exclusive yarn! Black Friday Silk Road Style Save 10% on any black or partially black fabric or yarn, books or patterns on Friday, November 25. Small Business Saturday Stop in for door prizes, specials, & give-a-ways all day long. Look for the blue Shop Small logo and visit our College Hill business neighbors to get a chance to win gift certificates for each establishment. See you on the 26th!
The sensory quilts (or fidget quilts), made at Silk Road Textiles on the Longest Day (June 20, 2016) to donate to people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, were donated to the Alois Alzheimer Center in Greenhills. We received this note of thanks from the center that we want to share with all who donated time, fabric, or dollars to the cause: On behalf of The Alois Alzheimer Center, we thank you for the donation of the sensory quilts. The residents love them. When walking through the halls, I see many of the residents with their quilt in hand. This was very thoughtful of you to take time from your busy schedule to make the quilts for Alois. We are very thankful for your kindness. It is heartwarming to know that the quilts are being used and loved! We continue quarterly community outreach projects at Silk Road Textiles. On Monday, September 19, we invited all to join us in the Million Pillowcase Challenge Sew-a-thon any time between noon and 9PM. Check back for information on future projects, including another chance to make sensory quilts in June 2017!
Creative Opportunities for All! 1 Million Pillowcases, Show Us Your Roots, Make a Shirt That Fits! Monday. September 19, 2016 Sew-a-thon Noon – 9PM Pre-register to be entered into the special door prize drawing. Silk Road Textiles is proud to be part of the One Million Pillowcase Challenge. Join us on Monday, September 19 , anytime from 12- 9PM, to sew pillowcases for the Million Pillowcase Challenge Sew-a-thon. Trisha Herbers is spearheading this event. The back door will open at noon! We will be in the shop until 9 PM so you can stop by after work or school. Pillowcases will be donated locally. Registration fee of $6 includes one pillowcase kit. Additional kits will be available for purchase during the sew-a-thon for $5 each or you may bring your own fabric. (Fabric requirements for one pillowcase are: 3/4 yard of one fabric and 1/4 yard of a coordinating fabric.) We will have simple patterns for you to use and a helping hand should you need one. There are Thank You Gifts for the first 20 people who join the sew-a-thon on Monday. Bring your machine or use one of ours! Help us and others reach the One Million Pillowcases Goal! A little background info: Seven years ago, American Patchwork and Quilting challenged quilters and sewers to make pillowcases to raise the spirits of those in need. Not unexpectedly,we have risen to the challenge! To date, 689,998 pillowcases have been made and donated! Cost $6 (includes one pillowcase kit, pattern and help if needed) Skill Level: Beginner – appropriate for adults, teens, and kids (ages 8+) Register before Monday, 9/19/2016, to be entered in a prize drawing! Stop in or call 513.541.3700 to register now! Didn’t get a chance to register? Stop in anyway! Everyone welcome! Deadline fast approaching! The Irene Sutton Fiber Arts Exhibition “Show Us Your Roots” Submissions Accepted until September 25 Exhibition is October 1-30, 2016 There’s still time! Please enter your amazing 5×7″ fiber art piece. All fiber mediums and 3 dimensional work are welcome. Drop off your art no later than 5:00 PM on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 to be included in the exhibition. Questions? Call us at 513-541-3700. Submission Form & Details here. Visit the exhibit in October & vote for your favorite piece! Row by Row – Time to Sew! .The Row by Row Experience at Silk Road Textiles is now in the Hibernation Phase…which means it’s time to sew, sew, sew to create your Home Sweet Home 2016 Quilt! Although we have had a winner, we still love seeing what you create. This quilt, “Living Landmarks,” crafted by Carmil O’Connor, combines blocks from our 2015 and 2016 Row by Row patterns, “The Crown Jewels of Cincinnati” and “Home in the Queen City.” Both patterns can be ordered now for delivery after November 1st. Call us at 513.541.3700 to place your order today! Big, Cozy, Warm & Wonderful! Check out the latest and ‘biggest” knitting and crocheting trend. Big Yarn, Big Needles, Big Hooks. Make something for everyone on your holiday gift list. We have the tools and the yarns at Silk Road Textiles. Crochet this simple mobius cowl in about an hour. Pattern free in the shop with big yarn purchase. Give BIG a try in 2016! Cashmerette Patterns* coming to Silk Road Textiles!Finally, the answer to your prayers: a fitted button-down shirt that doesn’t gape over curves or hang from your chest like a tent! The Harrison Shirt is designed with double princess seams for a uniquely curve-friendly fit that includes all the features of a classic shirt: a two-piece collar, yoke, and placket, separate button bands, and buttoned cuffs. Select a fabric to create a professional look or to make a casual fall fashion statement. We have a bounty of perfect fabrics for the Harrison Shirt in stock right now; crisp cotton shirting in a beautiful orange and white stripe or pretty florals, sheer and feminine window pane silk in cherry or deep indigo/violet, and soft chambray or pin-whale corduroy. Make up a couple to cover all your fall looks. Interested in a shirt making class? Please let us know. This new release, along with a few other patterns are on their way and will arrive in the next couple of days. *Cashmerette Patterns are modern designs crafted to fit women with curves, in sizes 12-28, and cup sizes C – H. Learn more about founder, Jenny Rushmore, here. “I Couldn’t Put Down My Phone. So I Picked Up Knitting.: Check out this article by Katrina Gulliver from Slate…why we need to keep knitting, crocheting, sewing, felting, and being creative! Cestari Sheep & Wool Company Did you enjoy meeting Francis? Did you fall in love with the wonderful 100% American yarn he brought along? Silk Road Textiles now stocks several Cestari yarn varieties in a wide range of colors, including Monticello, (cotton and linen), Mount Vernon (merino) and Montpelier (cotton, silk and wool). Pick up what you missed or add to the collection you started during his visit. See the Medallion Medley class sample, made with 4 shades of Mount Vernon. Stitching Social! Join the fun! Make new friends! Pick up your favorite fiber supplies at Silk Road Textiles and knit, stitch, & work on your current projects. “Show & Tell” abounds. Share your creative process, your newest tip, latest pattern or favorite designer. Show off a new technique to praise and accolades. Please leave your problems, personal dilemmas, and politics at the door. Relax from the cares of the world and immerse yourself in shared creative & positive energy. All stitchers welcome! Open Stitch Every Thursday, 6-8:00PM Sip & Stitch The last Tuesday of the month, Sept. 27, 6-8:30PM. Bring your favorite sipping beverage and a bit of food to share if desired. Inspire Your Creative Spirit! Quilt Show September 25 – October 2, 2016 11AM – 4PM Farbach-Warner Nature Preserve 3455 Poole Road. Cincinnati, OH 45251 River City Quilt Guild. Members interpret various works of Charley Harper with nearly 50 fabric renderings. 35 Holiday Calendar Quilts are new for 2016. Admission to exhibit is free. Park pass or fee for parking. Fun for the entire family. 11th Annual Milford Art Affaire September 24, 2016. 11AM – 4 PM Main Street, MIlford Ohio This is a fun show in a fun setting. Lots of good finds, several from some of our Silk Road Textiles artists. Come out to enjoy the show. Ohio One Stop Shop Hop Friday, October 14, 9AM – 5PM Saturday, October 15, 9AM – 3PM Wright State University Nutter Center Silk Road Textiles is excited to participate for the first time in this well loved event. We look forward to seeing all of our Dayton area friends, our regular Travelers, and meeting new quilters and fabric fans. Do you have a Silk Road Traveler Bag? Carry it to the show and we will honor your TRAVELER’S DISCOUNT on fabric and yarn purchase at the show! $5 Admission includes: Coupon passport book wiht info and coupons for every shop/ Hourly Door Prizes Finihsed Quilt Sale Scissor and Shear Sharpening $50 Gift Certifications, one for each participating shop will be drawn at the conclusion of the show. Make it easy and bring along some adress labels for the gradn prize drawing entries! We will be in Booth 24 with selected show specials and a Big SRT welcome just for YOU! Silk Road TextilesTravelers receive a Note of Thanks The sensory quilts (or fidget quilts), made at Silk Road Textiles on the Longest Day (June 20, 2016) to donate to people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, were donated to the Alois Alzheimer Center in Greenhills. We received this note of thanks from the center that we want to share with all who donated time, fabric, or dollars to the cause: “On behalf of The Alois Alzheimer Center, we thank you for the donation of the sensory quilts. The residents love them. When walking through the halls, I see many of the residents with their quilt in hand. This was very thoughtful of you to take time from your busy schedule to make the quilts for Alois. We are very thankful for your kindness.” It is heartwarming to know that the quilts are being used and loved! Hey, What’s happening here? Out with the old…In with the new! We are open our regular hours and days during our Fall Face Lift! After many months of anticipation we are finally getting the new windows and awnings! We hope the job is finished in the next few weeks. During construction the front door may be locked. The back door is always open! Sorry for any inconvenience. Can’t wait to show off our new look!. Facebook Fans! 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Franciska Issaka, the face of Woman Art Ghana in Cincinnati, grew up in Northern Ghana with her parents and sisters. Girls and women still struggle to be valued in the Ghanaian culture, and Franciska has spent much of her adult life working to change the status quo. Along with two of her sisters, Franciska founded the Center for Sustainable Development Initiatives (CENSUDI) in 1994 to work towards “gender equality. The organization works to give women and girls access to resources and education. They also work to eliminate traditional practices that are harmful to women.” (Quote from the CENSUDI website, where you can learn more about the organization.) Franciska’s sister lives in Ghana and sends baskets and beads to Franciska in Cincinnati so they can be sold and the money returned to the artisans, who are women living in rural villages in North Eastern Ghana. The earnings from the sale of these hand crafted items allow the women to stay out of poverty and keep their children in school. You can find both Woman Art Ghana baskets and bracelets made from the beads at Silk Road Textiles. The baskets are woven from wild, native grasses that grow in river valleys and uncultivated areas. Both dyed and undyed grasses are combined to create vivid patterns on exquisite baskets of many sizes. Each basket is unique, and our inventory is ever-changing. The baskets make wonderful gifts. Add a bottle of wine from Marty’s Hops and Vines next door for a quick, unique wedding or birthday present. The possibilities are endless! Ghanaian women craft the beads for the bracelets from recycled glass bottles and broken glassware. After the beads are formed, fired, and smoothed, some are hand painted to add striking texture and color. The beads are sent to Franciska in Cincinnati where she creates beautiful bracelets, which serves as healing therapy as she recovers from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Proceeds from all Woman Art Ghana products are returned to the women artisans in Ghana and used to purchase school supplies and uniforms for Ghanaian school girls.
Silk Road Textiles is proud to be part of the Million Pillowcase Challenge. Seven years ago, American Patchwork and Quilting issued a challenge to quilters and sewers to make pillowcases to raise the spirits of those in need. Not unexpectedly, sewers and quilters have risen to the challenge. To date, the official counter indicates that 689,998 pillowcases have been made and donated! Individuals and groups donate the pillowcases they make locally to hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, and anyplace else where someone can use a smile. Join us on Monday, September 19, anytime from 12-9PM, to sew pillowcases for the Million Pillowcase Challenge Sew-a-thon. All pillowcases will be donated locally to hospitals, shelters, or other places where people are in need of a smile. All who register before the day of the event will be entered in a prize drawing, so stop by or call the shop to register now! Registration fee of $6 includes one pillowcase kit. Additional kits will be available for purchase during the sew-a-thon. We will have a couple of simple patterns available for you to use and door prizes throughout the day. Bring your machine or use one of ours and join us in making smiles!
For the entire month of July we are celebrating Independence Day with global flair! Featuring six Indonesian cotton batik fabrics in good old red, white, and blue, the stamped designs evoke fireworks, sparks, and movement. They are great fabrics to create an explosive patriotic fiber art project! The tight weave makes these fabrics perfect for grilling accessories, like oven mitts, coasters, place mats, or a set of sturdy mismatched napkins for the picnic table. Red, white, and blue are perfect all summer long! Sign up for our Fabric 6-Pack Sampler Club at Silk Road Textiles! Each month you will receive a special selection of six fat quarters and a coordinating spool of Presencia thread. It’s a fun surprise every month!
Celebrating Four Years! And you are invited to the party! Friday, July 15, to Sunday, July 17 We’ve been traveling the Silk Road together for 4 fantastic years. Let’s celebrate! Thank you for making our 4th year AMAZING! We love offering great, ethically traded products to you for all your fiber art needs. We are thrilled to have met such wonderful individuals and to have fostered a thriving creative community of fiber artists quilting, knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting, sewing, dyeing, and sharing ideas. You’re the reason we’ve come this far! 3 Days of Fun, Special Offers, and Prizes! Anniversary Gift Raffle sponsored by our vendors. Take a look below to see some of the gifts we have for you. Our suppliers think you are amazing too! Make any purchase and receive a raffle ticket. You pick the gift that is right for you. For every $50 you spend you get an additional ticket. The more you spend, the more opportunities you have to win the gift of your choice! Over 30 prizes to choose from. New for 2016: Each day of our celebration there will be 10-12 ALL NEW gifts options revealed. Gifts for yarn lovers, quilters and fashion fabric sewers alike. You can enter the Anniversary Gift Raffle everyday! Every time you shop! There will be new winners each day. All winners will be notified on Tue. July 19. Earn More Raffle Tickets Register for 12 months of our Six Pack Sampler during the celebration and receive the last month free! Get an extra Gift Raffle ticket too. “Bust the Bolt” of fabric or “Buy Out the Dye Lot” of yarn (regular and clearance) to get and extra 10% off and earn another chance at one of our special Anniversary Gift Prizes. Submit your fiber art piece for The Irene Sutton Fiber Art Exhibit (keep reading for more details on the exhibit below) during the anniversary celebration and get another chance (one per submission) in the Anniversary Gift Raffle. Purchase an I-75 Yarn Crawl Passport in the shop, while supplies last, and get another chance to win an Anniversary Gift Prize. And More! Selected items reduced 20-40%. Clearance fabric and yarn at 50% savings. Multiple Door Prizes every hour … open to everyone who comes in to celebrate! Daily Events! Do you own an exclusive Silk Road Textiles Traveler’s Bag*? Our Traveler Bag is one way of saying “Thank You” for traveling with us! You can earn one during our weekend event! Get it before Sunday to take advantage of the “Traveler Bag” Special. Bag owners always get 10% off yarn and fabric purchases for the life of the bag. (*Make a $200 purchase and the bag is yours for free! One bag per customer. Bag must be present for discount to apply.) Anniversary Weekend Daily Events Friday – Clearance Bonus & Free Project Bag! Bust any clearance bolt or dye lot and get an additional 15% off. Clearance includes yarn, fabric and selected books and patterns. Be one of the first 10 customers to make a purchase and get a FREE Silk Road Textiles Cinch Sack for your new project! Saturday – 4 for 40% off Books and Magazine Special! Buy any 4 publications; magazines, quilting books or knitting/crochet pattern books and get 40% off the original price of each publication. Includes clearance. Limit 8 publications at this special per customer. Be one of the first 10 customers to purchase 8 and get a FREE Silk Road Textiles Cinch Sack to hold your new books and patterns. Sunday – “Traveler Bag” Special 15% off regular priced fabric & yarn AND 10% off notions, needles, fusibles, & interfacing. (Excludes original art.) Purchase the 2016 Row by Row Kit*, At Home in the Queen City, and we’ll tuck it in one of our new Silk Road Textiles Cinch Sacks while supplies last.(* Kit includes a free pattern and all the fabric to make the entire 4 block row.) We LOVE our stripey bag, but the original bag works for the special too! Row By Row Experience at Silk Road Textiles The Row by Row Experience at Silk Road Textiles is off to a great beginning! Patterns and kits for “Home in the Queen City” are traveling out the door, and we are meeting folks from so many places already…Alabama, North and South Carolina, Missouri, Michigan, and Florida, just to name a few. So far people LOVE how our 2016 Row plays so well with our 2015 Row, “The Crown Jewels of Cincinnati.” The fun has just begun! We have plenty of free patterns, kits, license plates, and the Official Row by Row pins available. Get your “CR8IV KIX” all summer long. Be sure to check out shops everywhere you travel this summer. Last day to shop is September 6, 2016. Check out this easy RXR Picture List for participating shops in Ohio. Lots of other details here. The Irene Sutton Fiber Arts Exhibition: “Show Us Your Roots” New Dates this year! Submissions accepted until September 25 Exhibition on display October 1-30, 2016 2016 CALL TO ARTISTS Grab your needle and thread, loom, knitting needles or hook and show us your creativity…sew, knit, crochet, fuse, felt, quilt, weave, embellish….mix it up! Postcard-size (5” X 7”) 2-D or 3-D fiber art is welcome. In honor of Irene’s first generation US Citizenship and connecting with Row by Row Home Sweet Home, our theme this year is “Show Us Your Roots.” Reveal a bit of your personal history, your national origins, or the part in your hair! It’s up to you! Submit your art (more than one if you like) to Silk Road Textiles during our Anniversary Celebration for another chance to win one of our Anniversary Gift Raffle prizes OR no later than 5:00 PM on Sunday September 25, 2016 to be included in the show. Exhibition dates: October 1-30, 2016. Questions? Call us at 513-541-3700 Submission Form & Details here. Stop by in October to view the show and vote for your favorite piece. Please ENTER your amazing fiber art and share this opportunity with other fiber artists you know. Mark your calendar for these upcoming events! Meet the Shepherd, Francis Chester, of Cestari Sheep and Wool Company Saturday, August 13, 2016 Extended Hours: 9AM to 6PM Terry had an opportunity to meet and talk with Francis Chester at length a few weeks ago. She found his story fascinating and his commitment to US wool and cotton production inspiring. As a result of this meeting, Silk Road Textiles is thrilled to have Francis visit our shop on Saturday, Aug.13. Francis will bring a “truckload” of all his yarns put up in skeins, balls,and cones. Invite all your yarn-loving friends; knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners. He will share what life on the farm in 2016 is like and discuss wool and cotton production American style. It promises to be a fun filled, informative time! Cestari Sheep and Wool Company is a small family-owned and operated American manufacturer of knitting and crocheting yarn. Located in Augusta County, Virginia the Chester family raise sheep for wool that they use in Cestari yarn. They also source wool from reputable ranchers throughout the United States. All of their sheep and wool products are always grown and processed in the United States. All cotton products are grown and processed exclusively in Virginia. Cestari wool is washed using a scouring process that keeps natural lanolin in the yarn and maintains the natural bounce and texture of the wool. Francis likes to say that if you put his yarn to your ears, you can almost hear the sounds of life within it. You can watch a A video from Real Virginia about Cestari Sheep & Wool here. I-75 Yarn Crawl Tuesday – Sunday August 9-14, 2016 7 Days to Travel & Shop 40+Shops Over $2000 in prizes Passports, including maps & coupons, $5 each Purchase your passport (while supplies last) at Silk Road Textiles during the Anniversary Event and get another chance for an Anniversary Gift. Collect one stamp from each shop you visit. Raffle eligibility is based on the number of stops you make. Silk Road Textiles will have a daily prize for those who make a purchase that day. Passports will be available online until the end of July. Details and shop list can be found here. No in-store purchase is necessary to receive a stamp from any shop you visit. Celebrating YOU! SRT Birthday Celebration Certificates Happy Birthday to one and all! SRT Birthday Celebration Certificates offer recipients 25% off their entire purchase on their actual birthday or 20% off an entire purchase during their birthday week if they cannot make it in on the actual day. Birthdays that fall on Monday will be celebrated on Tuesday. When you receive your emailed certificate, print it and bring it with you to shop. Certificates will be emailed monthly. If you have not registered your birthday with us, please do so the next time you come in. We want to honor each Traveler on her or his special day! A Brand New Product The new Mini Wonder Clip is destined to be big, very big. It is designed specifically for the most difficult work we do . . . detail work. The Mini Wonder Clip is 1/4″ wide at the handle and 1/8″ wide at the business end, the pointed tip. It opens to almost 1/2″ which allows it to accommodate several layers of fabric or other materials. Thinking about your Irene Sutton Submission piece? Here’s a perfect tool for a small project. Mini Wonder Clips and Wonder Clips are a fantastic choice for holding sewn materials together during the creative process. No pin marks in leather, delicate, or vinyl/laminate type fabrics. No pin pricks as you sew. Great when using piping or other decorative seam finishes. Kids love them, too! Wonder Clips are equally perfect for knitters when joining side seams, sleeve insertions, & sleeve seams. Silk Road Textiles has plenty of these new little gems, regular size and jumbo clips ready to go home with you. Noro Crescent Shawl KAL Wed., 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, AND 8/31 6-8PM Join Carolyn at Silk Road Textiles for the Noro Crescent Shawl Knit Along on four Wednesday evenings, starting August 10, from 6-8 to create this beautiful, yet simple Crescent Shawl featured on the cover of Noro Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016. The shawl is knit using two skeins of Noro Mirai yarn and #7, 32″ circular needles. Stop in to purchase your yarn and register for the KAL to receive the pattern for FREE. or pick up a copy of this very popular issue . LMB Designs will also be hosting the KAL on their blog. Sign up on the LMB Designs blog to be eligible for prizes! The pattern is rated easy and uses a chart for the lace edge in the first part of the shawl. Knitting together is a great way to learn to knit from a chart! Call or stop by the shop to register for this free KAL. Join the fun! In the neighborhood … CRAWFORD COMMONS CELEBRATION A FREE family festival hosted by the College Hill Gardeners! Saturday, July 16th from 10 AM to 2 PM on the unique & beautiful 18+ acres of green space behind the College Hill Public Library and Pleasant Hill Academy (1400 W. North Bend Road). A great place for your family to explore while you enjoy the Anniversary Celebration! Food, entertainment, kids games, cooking demos, presentations on beekeeping, backyard chickens, growing mushrooms, using native plants, composting, organic urban gardening, and attracting Monarch butterflies. Meet alpacas and Raptor Rescue live birds! Take a prairie walk, visit the cooling station, chase giant bubbles, and explore a bean tepee and tunnel! Looking forward to seeing you this week! Travel safely, however you get here!
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