Silk Road Students Featured in Art Exhibition Congratulations to SRT fiber artists whose work has been selected for inclusion into the Oxford Community Arts Center’s 2014 Exhibition Series, ART: Assembled Reproductions in Textile. These fantastic pieces, created in the Landscape and Architectural Quilt classes taught by Like Simcock, will be exhibited November 14 – December 6, 2014 at the Oxford Community Arts Center. Mark your calendars now…no need to miss this opportunity to see what Silk Road travelers have created! (We’ll be sure to remind you again too!) Coming soon…..Martin Storey Mystery Afghan/Throw Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Knit Along Join knitters around the world in this new KAL…. Don’t miss this opportunity to knit with a brand new yarn, learn new skills and make new friends. Each week for 10 weeks, Rowan will release a surprise new square design so that after ten weeks you will have a beautiful heirloom piece to treasure. Class is free with purchase of Pure Wool Worsted…Rowan’s newest super wash designed exclusively for the North American market. Many colors of this yarn arrived this week at Silk Road Textiles. As soon as Rowan releases the materials list and first square’s directions we will let you know. Tell us if you want to participate so we can be sure to keep you in the loop. Check our Facebook page for details. See what’s new to help you make your 2014 creations amazing! Books and Patterns! Including these titles: Rustic Crochet, Pillow Pop, Woven Scarves, Adding Layers, and Me & My Sewing Machine Adventures. Get Inspired! Make something amazing! We are happy to offer individual Rowan Yarns patterns through Ravelry. The 26 popular designs chosen by the Rowan and Westminster Fibers teams from the past 10 years offer a range of skill levels. Patterns can be accessed on the Rowan Yarns’ Ravelry Store: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/rowan-yarns-ravelry-store. The original Ravelry pattern file for each design has been updated. The price per pattern is very affordable at $5.00. Find one you like and come in to purchase the pattern and yarn. New Fabric Hanabi – Japanese’s prints in warm, gorgeous reds are designed by Hana for her own design company. These luxurious cottons are distributed by QH Fabrics, a mother and daughter team with a passion for fine Japanese fabrics and design. Koi, bamboo stalks, and shibori…what’s not to love? Palindromes – A stunning collection from Paula Nadelstern, featuring bilateral symmetry. The electric color combinations and stunning designs are simply fabulous. Xanadu, designed by Evelyn Mowder for P&B Textiles is a digital collection that has exquisite detail and gorgeous nuances of color and texture. The large main print is a glorious and subtle patchwork. Delicately colored stripes, chevrons and allover prints mix and match in myriad ways, create elegant, understated works of art. Free quilt pattern included with fabric purchase. New Yarns Noro Kibou, Mountain Colors Monarch, Plymouth Encore in bright spring colors, and fresh rich shades of Berroco Maya for 2014. Oh so pretty! Hand Painted Knitting Yarns- HPKY is 800 yards of luxurious bulky thick and thin spun fine merino “flame” yarn that knits into a beautiful Cuddle Afghan. The pattern , included with purchase, is perfect for a variety of skill levels, even beginners. Start now and stay warm while knitting and finish it before the summer months. It will be ready to go next fall! Fair Trade Update: Knitter’s Pride Needles and Hooks Knitters Pride Needles were featured in “The Needles We Knit With,” by Karin Strom in Interweave Knits Spring 2014. Karin describes the Knitter’s Pride factory as a modern, new facility, built in 2011 dedicated purely to making needles and hooks. During her tour she was “fascinated to see how much handwork is required to make these tools, even though state-of-the-art machines are used throughout the process. Women sand crochet hooks by hand, individually test each joint of interchangeables and glue the metal tips onto carbon needle ends, one by one.“ Knitter’s Pride has established, and continues to fund, a rural school that prioritizes the education of girls and young women. The KP executives are passionate about the advancement of girls and women; the company’s hiring policy states that “any woman who wants a job with the company is hired, no exceptions.” We love knowing that our crafting dollars go back to these women in an important way. Knitter’s Pride products are available in a full range of types: Double Points, Fixed Circulars, Single Points, Crochet, Cuboid and an interchangeable line that is innovative in design and satisfying in performance. Knitter’s Pride needles and hooks come in a variety of materials: densified laminated birch wood, nickel plated brass, natural birch and aluminum, and all lengths and sizes – including the not-easy-to-find jumbo tools—all the way up to 25 mm knitting needles (US 50)! Silk Road Textiles is proud to carry several styles of these wonderful to use, fairly traded, affordably priced needles and hooks. If we don’t have the one you need, we will be happy to order it for you. Happy International Women’s Day! Saturday, March 8, 2014 “Equality for women is progress for all.” Each year, International Women’s Day celebrates woman and their achievements around the world. So we celebrate you, your creative spirit and all you make and do for others. We also want to acknowledge and celebrate the skilled women in Bali, India, Australia, Ghana, South Africa, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and here in the US who are the artists of origin for the beautiful materials and finished products we carry for you to use In your creative process. Many of these women live in places where modern conveniences are rare, but work ethic is strong and artisan skill is the fabric of their communities. We both admire, and strive to support, these women, our global sisters. We salute you for the support you provide when you purchase beautiful fabric, yarn and handmade items from Silk Road Textiles. Clearance Corner –40-50% off fabric, yarn, patterns, and more…check often…you never know what might turn up there. Items are priced to sell so don’t wait! We’ve got to clear the road and make room for new products! These items are on permanent markdown, but will not last long at these prices. Classes Visit http://www.silkroadcincinnati.com/classes-events/class-decriptions/ to see the class offerings in March and April. Beautiful work everyone! Comments made during or after class (yes you are tooting our horn and we just had to share!): “Excellent class, so much fun!” “Can’t wait to go home and make some more scarves” “Good visual demonstration and gave one on one attention as needed. “ “The teacher kept as all moving at our own pace.” “Silk Road Textiles has the best teachers and classes…thank you!” Overheard along our Silk Road….. On the afternoon of our latest big snow fall, we heard, “Who needs bread and milk? I have new yarn!” While shaking off cabin fever, “This place is like a great candy shop!” From a first time customer, “It’s just as cool in here as I thought it would be. “ Regarding customer service, “Thanks for the TLC. SRT is the place to be!” Thank you ladies! We are so glad so many of you cured your cabin fever with us! Facebook Fans! 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Just in time for spring and Easter, we bring you Radiant Orchid, a vibrant selection of batiks, prints, and a solid shot cotton to ring in a new season of sewing. It’s time to break out of the winter blahs and start celebrating the upcoming gardening season with a beautiful, orchid-hued sampler. These soft designs would make a beautiful, feminine, flower appliqued wall-hanging. Used singly, they could adorn a breakfast table with bright mismatched napkins for a spring brunch. They would also be beautiful together in one of the 6-pack bag patterns we sell…the San Clemente, Pismo Beach, Half Moon Bay, or Sausalito.
‘Hanabi’ (“Fireworks” in Japanese) is an Asian inspired fabric collection designed by Hana. These sophisticated fabrics include floral prints, a bamboo border stripe, butterflies and more, all outlined with gold metallic. Encompassing elegance, romance, and great detail, this brand-new line of fabric with a glorious “silky” hand by QH Fabrics is just the thing to heat up this cold month of February. You won’t believe the beauty and intensity in this group. Project ideas: Romantic throw pillows, a flirty multi-fabric skirt, or one of the new 6 fat quarter tote bag patterns from “A Quilters Dream” that are due to arrive in the shop any day. Stop in to see an inspiring sample!
Join us for an informal knitalong as we make the Knitters’ Brewing Co. mystery socks, Cocktails for Two. A mystery knitalong means that no one but the designer (and she’s in California) knows what the finished product looks like. She’s releasing the pattern for free on Ravelry in six installments, and at the end we’ll have a great pair of socks! This is the sixth year Knitters’ Brewing has done a mystery sock, and they always turn out beautifully. They also tend to include unusual techniques that stretch your knitting vocabulary. The clues are scheduled for release every Friday beginning on 31 January and ending on 7 March, though sometimes the Ravelry group weasels them out of her a couple days early. Regardless, we will be meeting every Saturday after scheduled clue releases from 3:30-5PM to discuss techniques and help each other with the pattern. Please note that this is NOT a learn to knit socks class; this is just an informal group to discuss new techniques that come up in this pattern. We recommend that you have already made a pair of socks before tackling this challenge. Here’s what we know about the pattern so far: The socks are top down (though we don’t know what kind of heel) There is no colorwork (since no contrasting color was called for on the materials list) You will need 100g (350-400yds) of sock yarn, preferably solid or semi-solid There are options to make the socks in three different widths – narrow, medium, and wide Gauge is 32 sts = 4″, no row gauge given – usually there are opportunities to lengthen written into the pattern to make up for row gauge differences The recommended needle size is US1, though of course you should use whatever gives you gauge Come knit along with us! The first meeting is Saturday 1 February at 3:30PM
We are so excited to announce our very first yarn tasting party! This exciting event, sponsored by Knitting Fever, will give you the opportunity to test drive dozens of yarns, some of which we carry, some of which we may get in the future. We’ll have stations set up around the store where you can knit or crochet a bit with a wide variety of fibers and weights. You’ll get a special sheet to fill in so you remember exactly what you thought of each yarn, and at the end of the night we’ll be giving every skein from the tasting away! That’s right, you leave with a nearly new ball of yarn. There will also be light refreshments available. Some of the brands we’ll be showcasing include: Noro Mirasol Juniper Moon Elsebeth Lavold and more! This event replaces Thursday open stitching for 23 January 2014. The cost is just $10 – a great deal considering these yarns retail for more than that – and spots are going quickly. Call or stop in today to secure your place at the yarn tasting party!
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