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Classes & Events

Million Pillowcase Challenge 2020

Join our virtual sew along on Tuesday, March 24, and make pillowcases to donate to the Summer Camps at Flying Horse Farms right here in Ohio. Flying Horse Farms is a medical specialty camp that provides healing, transformative, camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families–free of charge. Located in scenic Mt. Gilead, Ohio, camp first opened its gates in 2010 and hosts hundreds of happy campers each year.

We have pillowcase kits available for $5 each. Dash into the shop to pick up a kit (or three)! Click here or call us at 513.541.3700 to check our current hours for pick up.

Post pictures of your pillowcase progress on FaceBook or Instagram and tag #silkroadtextiles so we can cheer each other along.


De-Stash Opportunity with Snuggled in Hope Quilts

Snuggled in Hope Quilts, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, provides a handmade quilt and pillowcase for each camper that attends a summer session of camp at Flying Horse Farms and provides a quilt for each family that attends a spring or fall Family Camp weekend. Kids and families get to take their pillowcases and quilts home after the camp experience. In 2019, they donated a total of 607 quilts and 766 pillowcases for campers and families. They rely on material donations and volunteers.

Silk Road Textiles will be collecting donations for Snuggled in Hope Quilts once things return to normal. Thank you for understanding that we cannot accept donations now. We will be collecting the following items:

  • 100% COTTON fabric; cheerful, kid friendly prints, FQ or larger pieces.
  • Completed rectangular quilts* that will be used on twin size bunk beds
    Quilts must be no smaller than 55″ x 65″ and no larger than 60″ x 70″ and must be made with 100% cotton fabric and batting.
    *A completed quilt consists of a top, batting, and backing, either tied or stitched with no more than 6” between rows of stitches with the edges bound with an attached binding.
  • Standard Sized Pillowcases constructed of NEW 100% cotton fabric, with finished seams, either serged or enclosed (French seams).
  • Pieced quilt tops (with or without backing or binding) that fall within the required sizes listed above. If including backing, it needs to be 4 yards total of 100% cotton fabric. Coordinated binding needs to be seven 2 ½” wide WOF strips (or equivalent, approximately 275”).
  • 100% COTTON batting, twin sized

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
Every Thursday, 6-8PM
To safeguard the health of our stitching community, all social stitching events are on hold. Please check back for updates as events unfold.

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.

Fabulous Fiber Friday: Handwork
1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of the Month, 10:15AM – 12PM
To safeguard the health of our stitching community, all social stitching events are on hold. Please check back for updates as events unfold.

Join us for a relaxing morning of stitching. All types of hand stitching are welcome–knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, embroidery, or…. Hope to see you here!

Fabulous Fiber Friday: Machine Work
2nd and 4th Friday of the Month, 10:15AM – 12PM
To safeguard the health of our stitching community, all social stitching events are on hold. Please check back for updates as events unfold.

Bring your machine or use one of ours and join us for open sewing studio. Get help with your current sewing project and share ideas with other crafters! The studio space will be yours to use during this time, as well as cutting mats, irons, rotary cutters, and more. We simply ask that you register with us at least 24 hours before each event as space is limited! Come in to renew, relax, and refresh. Everyone is welcome!

Sip & Stitch
Every Last Tuesday of the Month, 6-8:30PM
To safeguard the health of our stitching community, all social stitching events are on hold. Please check back for updates as events unfold.

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.


Violet Protest Maker Days

The Violet Protest is looking for makers from all 50 United States and Puerto Rico to make square textile units (8” x 8” in size) using any of the following techniques: knit, crochet, weave, sewn/pieced, quilted, embroidered, applique, felting, screen printed fabric – or combinations of techniques. Make one square or many! Learn more about the Violet Protest here.

Work alone or join like minded makers and create your contribution! If you don’t want to register, we will happily send your finished squares along with our Silk Road Textiles contributions.
Free studio time for those who want to create with others!
Wed., April 15, Noon – 2pm.
Sat., May 9, 9am-11am.
June and July dates to be determined.
Purchase yarn or fabric for your 8×8″ squares at Silk Road Textiles to join the fun. Once completed show us your 5 finished Violet Protest pieces by Aug.1, 2020.  You will save 25% on a single yarn, fabric or notion/needle purchase that day. 


Check Out Our SRT Clubs!

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!


 Aurifil Color Builders Club

Introducing Aurifil Color Builders, a capsule of twelve curated mini-collections inspired by (and named after) Italy’s most vibrant and colorful destinations. Each collection contains three large spools of 50wt thread — a warm, a medium, and a dark — within the location’s primary color palette.

From the lemon groves of Sicily to the pink sand beaches of Sardinia to the clear teal waters of Capri to the stark city grey of Milan… each collection is crafted to evoke images of our beloved Italian landscape. The colors were selected not only for their aesthetic appeal, but for their practicality in every day use. Quilters, sewists, and makers will appreciate the Color Builder collections for their beauty and for their utility. 

Learn more here.


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!