Through 8 September 2015 Silk Road Textiles is part of the Row by Row Experience. This national summer shop hop features free patterns at each participating shop, this year all with a water theme. We collaborated with a local artist and a budding designer to bring you an amazing row. Brush up your paper piecing skills with a class, because you’ll need them for this knockout pattern! Also in the store now are our custom shop license plates for the Row by Row Experience. The “Fiber Prescription” plate pictured above pays homage to our building’s roots as a pharmacy.
Some of you may have purchased the adorable MiKniture necklace during the yarn crawl. Now is the time to get those tiny sticks clicking and turn it into a piece of wearable art. Skacel is hosting a competition to see who can make the most beautiful necklace with the needle base. All you have to do to enter is send in a picture of your necklace, and you might win an Addi Click set and/or hundreds of dollars of HiKoo yarn! Click here for all the details, and stop in if you haven’t gotten your necklace kit yet – there are still plenty at Silk Road Textiles.
This fall students at Silk Road Textiles will have the privilege of learning from a wide variety of teachers not part of our usual line up. Like Simcock returns to teach another section of the favorite Landscape and Architectural Quilt class, and if you are into art quilts, Jen Siegrist’s Dye Sun Stitch is not to be missed. Come to the store to see her amazing phoenix sample or buy one of her smaller pieces.
Debbie Jackson also returns to teach more polymer clay, this time exploring wrapped beads. Continuing in the mixed media vein, master doll-maker Liz Marten has a couple of classes on the schedule for those who want an introduction to the wonderful world of handmade dolls.
Watch the calendar for a few more surprises as teachers and schedules are finalized!
Silk Road Textiles is open “late” every Thursday night. Our resident experts are in the house from 6-8PM. Bring an idea – bring a project – bring a question – bring yourself! One knitter said, ” It was so nice to sit, chat and knit. Very relaxing. I may have to come in every week!” – Please do, all hand-stitchers are welcome.
We are so excited to be traveling to our very first show! The Southeast Indiana Quilt Expo (previously the Southeast Indiana One Stop Shop Hop) is a fun show full of classes, shopping, and more. Visit our booth to see new kits and projects, or check the schedule when you arrive to see when we’ll be doing demos. For those of you who participated in the Loop to Loop Shop Hop, this would be a great opportunity to revisit some of your favorite Indianapolis shops – most of them will be there, too! See the official website for more details.
Silk Road Textiles is stocking up for a fun fall full of creativity. Of special note are the beautiful bolts of Anna Maria Horner “Loominous” on the shelves. This fabulous, hand-loomed cotton is absolutely breathtaking. The rich colors and delicate designs would be equally at home on a quilt or as a garment.
Also new to the store is Berroco Ultra Alpaca, which is celebrating its tenth year as a favorite of knitters, crocheters, and weavers across the country. This hard-working wool/alpaca blend comes in a great palette of colors, is soft to the touch, and of course lends amazing warmth to whatever you make with it. Stop in to see these great products and more!
Looking for an inspirational treat? Look no further than our signature “6-Pack Sampler” club! Each month participating customers will receive a collection of 6 pieces of fabric and a spool of matching Presencia thread. Each pack will have its own theme sure to delight you. This program makes a terrific gift for the fiber enthusiast! Enroll at any time. Learn more here.
Join Silk Road Textiles for our monthly Sip & Stitch! A great time to hang out with other folks who stitch in any number of ways. Bring your favorite beverage and any type of stitchery project you’d like to work on. Inspire others and be inspired in a friendly environment.
Upcoming Dates: 8/25, 9/29, and 10/27
Participants who want to continue the camaraderie after the store closes can meet at Marty’s Hops and Vines, located next to Silk Road Textiles. Each Tuesday is Ladies’ Night at Marty’s.
Let us help you create your personal Wish List. It’s easy! Select your SRT favorites, we enter the items in our gift registry and keep the list on file for you. When friends and family ask what’s on your list, send them to us! We’ll give them your list and help them find your selections. Join our gift registry at any time for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or any occasion to pamper your creative spirit.