Local Quilt Shop Day LogoLocal Quilt Shop Day,  Saturday, January 22

Local Quilt Shop Day is a worldwide event highlighting the importance of independent quilt shops to the local economy. It is a day for celebrating the creative pursuits of quilters, sewists, fabric enthusiasts, and crafters everywhere while supporting the local quilt shops that make it all possible. Come on in, shop local, and get a fabric fix! 

Of course, we at Silk Road Textiles have a few ideas to make the day even more joyful and fun:
Fabric & Pattern Specials & Give-Aways!
Door Prize chance with purchase!
Traveler Bag owners save an extra 10%!

From Tee to Tunic & Sew Much More with Betty Mitchell, Saturday, January 29, 1-4pm

We are so excited to host national teacher and author Betty Mitchell for a combination demonstration and trunk show! Betty will show you how to take a t-shirt pattern you love and alter it in a variety of ways to make it even better! This combination demonstration and trunk show is not to be missed. You will leave energized, ready to put to use the pattern hacks you have learned. Click here to register!

Coming in February! A new Knit Along featuring Skyland from Blue Sky Fibers!

We are bursting to share all the details with you! But for now we can give you a hint. This knit along requires five skeins of Skyland from Blue Sky Fibers. Click here to pre-order your yarn!

Art Deco Crochet Along Begins Tuesday,  February 15, 6-8pm 

Inspired by geometric designs, streamlined forms, and sometimes offbeat colors, the Art Deco movement was stylish, influential, and omnipresent from 1925 through the 1940s. Art Deco was reflected in paintings, crafts, fine arts, and even architecture. 

Join us to crochet a marvelous Art Deco inspired afghan! The Crochet Along (CAL) will meet twelve times from 6-8pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, starting February 15. Can't make every meeting? No problem! We can catch you up!

The Art Deco Afghan is crocheted with Berroco Vintage, and the price of the yarn is included in the class price. Click here for more information and to register.

Dates: 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, AND 8/2, 6-8pm

Mittenfest Drop-Off Through Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Drop-off Deadline extended to 2/2/22

The Bombshells of Cincinnati, a yarn-bombing group made up of local knitting and crochet enthusiasts, are partnering with 3CDC (Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation) to create a colorful landscape in Washington Park, downtown Cincinnati, for the winter event Mittenfest 2022. As part of the event, the Bombshells are looking to involve the community, notably our SRT Tribe, in the making and gifting of mittens to those who need them.

The Bombshells welcome mittens made in any technique, color, fiber, size, pattern – as long as the mittens are a pair and are functional. Hang tags are available at Silk Road Textiles to include the first name of the maker to show a connection with those on the receiving end. Finished mittens will be distributed through 3CDC and at Mittenfest 2022.

Silk Road Textiles has agreed to have supplies available at a 10% savings for those who wish to make mittens. We have also offered to house a collection bin for finished handmade mittens. Makers are very welcome to use yarns from their own stash, too. Deadline for dropping off finished pairs of mittens at SRT is Wednesday, February 2. Remember to attach pairs of mittens together by tying or safety pinning them to each other.

As a thank you, the Bombshells will embroider each maker’s name on a banner to be displayed during Mittenfest.

Do you welcome the challenge of creating mittens for Mittenfest Cincinnati 2022? Are you eager to start? See below for pattern links.*

Contact with any questions.
Mittenfest Cincinnati 2022 will be held at Washington Park on Sat. and Sun., Feb 19 & 20, from 11:00am – 6:pm

Patterns using 2 straight needles, knit flat and seamed:

Easy Beginner Mitten Patterns for Beginners

Patterns knit in the round:

Children's Mittens

World's Simplest Mittens - Tin Can Knits

Patterns crocheted flat and seamed: 

Bev's Marvelous Mittens

Cute and Cosy Crocheted Mittens

Patterns crocheted in the round: 

Mrs. Murdock's Mittens 

For all the sewers out there: Video and pattern for making mittens from an upcycled sweater:

Video for making mittens from an upcycled sweater

Pattern for making mittens from an upcycled sweater

Feel free to use any pattern you wish!!!

Social Stitching Returns!

yarn needles and tea, ready to knit

Open Stitch Night
Every Thursday, 6-8pm

Silk Road Textiles is open late every Thursday night, and we are happy to again host open stitch nights. 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, Last Tuesday of each month, 6-8pm
Upcoming dates: 1/25, 2/22, 3/29

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.

We care about your health.  Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend events at Silk Road Textiles.