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Classes & Events

We are excited to present learning opportunities for crafters of every description. Whether you are a fresh beginner or an advanced stitcher, we have something to inspire and challenge you. Peruse the calendar and class descriptions below, and call us at 513-541-3700 with any questions or to register!

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Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

Cost $30 + supplies
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: No Experience Necessary – appropriate for adults and teens

Sat. 10/3 10:15AM – 12:15PM

Bring your machine, accessories, attachments, manual, and thread and learn how to operate your own sewing machine with confidence. Threading, bobbin winding, stitching, special features, and simple maintenance will be covered in this very personalized class. All makes and models welcome.  Please let the instructor know at registration what type of machine you will be using. If you would like to learn to sew but do not have your own machine, you may take this class using one of our store machines – simply reserve a machine when you register.


Pillowcase Panache

Cost $30 + supplies
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: Beginner

Sat. 10/10 1 – 3PM

This is a great first project for the beginner or those wishing to brush up their sewing machine skills. Using two different cuts totaling one yard of fabric, create a banded bed pillow case using basic sewing skills. Choose fabric yourself in the store to match your style.  Student must be able to operate a sewing machine for basic stitching.


Needle Felted Pumpkin

Cost $35 + supplies
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: No Experience Necessary – appropriate for adults and teens

Tue. 10/13 6 – 8:30PM

Learn needle felting with Terry! Add a sweet needle felted pumpkin to your autumn decor. Students will learn the whys and hows of needle felting with wool and leave with a unique decoration for the season.


Creative Cross Body Bag

Cost $40 + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Beginner

Thu. 10/15 AND 10/22 10:15AM – 12:15PM

Explore the decorative stitches on your sewing machine when you join us as we make the Creative Cross-Body Bag, an excellent skill building (or skill refreshing!) project. Students will learn how to make and attach a vinyl pocket on one side and a thread embellished pocket on the other side.  The bag has a large center opening that will hold a cell phone, wallet, and essentials. Students must be comfortable using a sewing machine to take this class.


Bondi Top – Long Sleeve Hack

Cost $50 + supplies
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: Beginner

Fri. 10/23 9AM – 1PM AND Fri. 10/30 9AM – 12PM

The Bondi Top is even more versatile than before with this long sleeve hack! This straightforward pattern is a perfect introduction to apparel sewing with a pattern, and the add-on extension pattern gives instructions for adding longer sleeves, longer length, and more! This class will focus on adding sleeves to the top. Students will learn how to select the proper size, transfer their pattern to pattern-ease, create finished seams, form a pleat, make a shirttail hem, and apply a neck facing. Take your mask making skills to the next level!


Join Us For Social Stitching!

Join our vibrant fiber community! Bring your current project to stitch, share completed works & tips for smooth creating. We appreciate your use of Silk Road Textiles products during these events. Leave your worries and politics at the door. Come in to renew, relax, and refresh! Everyone is welcome!

Open Stitch Night
with Jon Hautz
Every Thursday, 6-8PM 
Returning to the shop Thursday, October 1

Silk Road Textiles is open “late” every Thursday night. Our resident experts are on Zoom 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.

Sip & Stitch
with Jon Hautz
Every Last Tuesday of the Month, 6-8PM
Returning to the shop Tuesday, September 29

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. Join us to inspire others and be inspired in a friendly environment.


Knitted Knockers

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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 special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures. They are a lighter, softer, and less expensive alternative to traditional breast prostheses. Knockers made at SRT supports local needs and are free to any patient who wants one.

Knit and crochet patterns are available through Knitted Knockers by clicking here. Whether you make your knockers at the shop or drop them off after making them at home, please include a note with the size of the knockers. Also, don’t forget to leave the back open about the size of a quarter and leave a 6 inch tail, as shown in the picture to the right.  This allows the recipient to adjust the stuffing as needed.

THANK YOU again for making a real difference to women everywhere!


On-Your-Toes Socks

Cost $50 + supplies
with Jon Hautz
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sun. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, AND 10/25 1-3PM

These Toe-up socks are knit in a simple 2×2 rib and can be knit to any length.  They use an Eastern cast on for the toe and a short row heel.  However, because we want to use just one very short circular needle, we will modify this to a provisional cast on. In this class you will learn a number of skills: how to size a sock to a foot, provisional cast on, short row toe and heel, super stretchy bind off, and completing Sock #2. Participants must be comfortable with casting on, knitting and purling on DPNs or small circular needles.

Prior to class, participants will knit a gauge swatch in the round consisting of 44 stitches for 1½” in stockinette stitch (knit all rows) using Size 1 needles (dpn or circular). Once completed, swatch should be rinsed in cool water and laid flat to dry.  Adjust needle size up or down to achieve gauge of 7 stitches per inch. This swatch needs to be brought to the first class.


Tomte Quilt Top

Cost $50 + supplies
with Trish Herbers
Skill Level: Beginner

Sat. 10/10, 10/17, AND 10/24 10:15AM-12:15PM

Scandinavian Tomte (Swedish) are solitary, mischievous domestic spirits, responsible for the protection and welfare of a farmstead and its buildings. Make your own Tomte Gnome Quilt to look over home and hearth this winter. Students will practice traditional quilt piecing skills, starting with the simpler tree blocks and progressing to the more challenging Tomte block. During the class we will cut fabric with a rotary cutter and ruler and piece the top of the quilt. All students must be comfortable using a sewing machine.


Minky Strip Quilt

Cost $35 + supplies
with Trish Herbers
Skill Level: Beginner

Wed. 10/14 9AM – 12PM

Minky is so soft, cuddly, and warm, but it must be treated a bit differently than quilting cottons when sewing. Pick your favorites from our Minky collection and learn the tricks of confident sewing with Minky while making a cozy strip quilt. Students must be comfortable using a sewing machine.


Scout Tee

Cost $50 + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sat. 10/17 AND 10/24 1:30 – 4PM

The Scout Tee is a woven t-shirt with cap sleeves and a scoop neck. It is fitted at the shoulders and falls into a more relaxed fit below the bust. A perfect layering piece under blazers and cardigans, the Scout Tee can be made from a variety of light to medium weight fabrics. Join us to make your own! Students must be confident using a sewing machine.


Snowman Mug Rug

Cost $35 + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Beginner

Thu. 11/5 AND 11.19 10:15AM – 12:15PM

New to sewing? Want to sew some useful gifts for friends? Join us in making Snowman Mug Rugs in time for holiday gift giving. Students will learn many basic quilting skills, including strip piecing, fusible machine applique, stitch-in-the-ditch quilting, and binding. Students must be comfortable using a sewing machine.


Random Hearts Sampler Exhibition

Stop in to see the unique and beautiful quilts created this year through our Random Hearts Sampler Block of the Month Program. Quilt will be on display beginning Tuesday, October 27, at 6PM through Sunday, November 1, at 4PM.


Check Out Our SRT Subscriptions!

Six Pack Sampler

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! In the words of a happy recipient, “I applaud my daughter and husband and my son for signing me up for this monthly surprise.”

Enroll at any time. Learn more here.


Yarn Adventurer Club

Do you love trying out new yarns, patterns, and crafting techniques? If so, you’ll fit right in to our new Yarn Adventurer Club! Sign up to receive monthly treats that will be mailed right to your door (or choose to pick them up in the shop). Each month you will get a skein of yarn, coordinating pattern suggestions, and a yarn-related surprise gift! New goodies every month!

Find out more about the Yarn Adventurer Club!