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Maruca Mania melds with Sip & Stitch Tues Jan. 27, 6-8:30 pm. Join the fun! RSVP at 514-542-3700.

Classes & Events

Post Card Party Brunch

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We’ve been having so much fun making post cards for this year’s Post Card Party!  If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a nationwide, guaranteed postcard swap where all fiber art is welcome.  We have kits available for individual purchase in the store for just $5, and finished postcards are due to us at the store no later than 15 January 2015.

On January 10th from 9am-1pm we are hosting one final session for post card party crafting – a brunch extravaganza!  Just $10 reserves your place and gets you a postcard kit (of course you may purchase extra kits).  We’ll provide coffee, juice, scraps, supplies, and creative guidance.  You bring a snack to share and any supplies you’d like to use or swap.  We can’t wait to see what you’ll put on your postcard!  Call the store to make your reservation:  (513) 541-3700


Winter Classes Have Arrived!

marbling actionDid you make a resolution to expand your creative horizons this year?  We have plenty of classes to teach you something new or help you grow your current skill set.  Adults and kids will find an abundance of opportunities to create with fabric, yarn, fiber, and more.  Check out our calendar and review class descriptions to discover more about the exciting things you can learn to sew, quilt, knit, crochet, felt, dye – the list goes on!

Of particular interest this season are our returning favorite classes.  We have more rigid heddle weaving, including a brand-new class, “Weave a V”.  Seasoned and aspiring doll-makers will have the opportunity to create under Carole Gary Staples’ guidance, making either a mask or a natural spirit doll.  Finally, Technique Tuesdays are back, and the topics are no longer a surprise!  Find more information either in the class descriptions or on the dedicated Technique Tuesday page.


Women’s Day Magazine Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge

Chemo caps 1We were absolutely blown away by the response to the chemo cap drive!  40 hats were dropped off to Silk Road Textiles made by a multitude of generous knitters and crocheters.  Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with cancer patients.  We are sure each hat will be cherished.  This was such a great success and we received so much positive feedback that we have decided to continue to accept hat donations independently of the Women’s Day TNNA challenge.  Guidelines are simply to use soft fibers that will be kind to sensitive heads, and to label your hats with fiber content so people with allergies can be safe.  Hats of all colors and sizes are welcome.


Event: Thursday Night Open Stitching!

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.


Sign Up for SRT 6-Pack Sampler Program!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALooking 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.


Event: Sip & Stitch – Every Last Tuesday, 6-8:30pm

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: 1/27 (in conjunction with Maruca Mania!), 2/24, 3/31, and 4/28

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.

 


Maruca Mania is Back!

Staff closet 1 2014-09-16Do you ever wish we had your favorite Maruca purse in a different fabric?  Do you like parties, catalogs, and fun?  Well then look no further than Maruca Mania!  On January 27th from 6-8:30 we will have catalogs and swatches available so you can pre-order your favorite items from Maruca’s Spring 2015 line.  Bring any Maruca bags you already own for show and tell (and maybe even a fashion show!).  Orders placed at the party receive 5% off, and if you order two or more items you get a free coin purse!  This event was great fun last year, and we look forward to making it even bigger and better this time around.

Please note that this is in conjunction with the January Sip and Stitch.  Feel free to bring your project and a beverage, and of course, no purchase is required for either Sip and Stitch or Maruca Mania.


Technique Tuesdays Return in 2015!

Learn new techniques at a great price and without taking on a new project.  Our current session runs January through March 2015.  What will you learn in Technique Tuesdays?  Every session is a new skill builder!  We’ll cover techniques for prepping, creating, finishing, and repairing your fabric and yarn projects.  Get away for an hour, and exercise your crafting brain.  Even if you’re already familiar with a particular technique, we’re sure you’ll learn a little something new and maybe even correct some bad habits.

  • Yarn techniques presented the first Tuesday of the month, 6-7:15pm January – “Reading Your Work”, February – “Intarsia”, March – “Drop for K/P Error”
  • Fabric techniques presented the third Tuesday of the month, 6-7:15pm January – “Cutting”, February – “Inward/Outward Curves”, March – “Mitering and Binding”
  • Reserve your spot for all three classes by buying a stamp card – $25 for just yarn OR fabric, $50 for both yarn AND fabric
  • You can still drop-in for $10 per class without a card
  • Bring your completed stamp card for a discount on your next card – $3 off for a completed $25 card or $6 off for a completed $50 card

Create Your Wish List! SRT Gift Registry.

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.


Silk Road Textiles Snow Days

We do our best to stay open regardless of weather.  Last year, despite all the ice and snow, we only closed for one day.  If you are wondering whether we are open, please don’t hesitate to call and check (513) 541-3700.  Here is a link to our page of class policies, including inclement weather cancellation.