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Carolyn Friedlander Workshops

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Saturday, July 16th 10:00 – 5:00 $175
* includes a catered one hour lunch break
Ebb and Outhouse: Beginner Hand Appliqué + Beginner Paper Piecing Workshop
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Sunday, July 17th 10:00 – 5:00 $175
*includes a catered one hour lunch break
Everglade: Full-Day Advanced Hand Appliqué Workshop
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Full descriptions available here.

  • Beginner

“From the Woods” Natural Dyeing Workshop

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Join nido and Tammy White from Wing & A Prayer Farm for a day of natural dyeing in the woods of Lincoln, Vermont. Ten lucky participants will naturally dye Wing & A Prayer yarn using locally foraged materials.

Natural dyeing teaches you to discover the range of shades from numerous sources in everyday plant materials.  In the garden, for instance, marigold, dahlia & coreopsis will give a range of oranges, golds, yellows, and greens.  In the field, nettles and goldenrod will share greens and yellows, blackberries give a range of purples and blues.  From the woods we can find pink in the birch or soft shades of brown and mauve in lichens.   

You will learn how to prepare your fiber, your mordant and dye baths and step-by-step, ready the materials and extract color, then dye your fiber and discuss after-care.  You will depart with your arms’ full of a fiber that has been hued with renewable resources without compromising the integrity of your yarn.

The pace of the workshop is steady and relaxed, as there is no rushing natural dyeing.  We will ensure you have plenty of time to learn without becoming overwhelmed if you are new to dyeing, or ask questions and explore if you come with some background in dyeing.

  • No experience necessary

Learn to Sew I

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This class is designed with absolute beginners in mind. Come make a basic tote bag and learn how to use a sewing machine, including how to adjust tension, stitches and other basic settings.

  • No experience necessary

Learn to Sew II

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The Learn to Sew II class is the follow up class to nido’s very popular Learn to Sew I.

In this class instructor Anya Byam will cover new sewing skills such as piecing, sandwiching and quilting while reinforcing skills  and techniques that were taught in the first class.

  • No experience necessary

Kids Camp 101

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Looking for a kids camp this summer full of creativity, making, and fun? nido instructor June Shen-Epstein has created THE class for your beginner sewist!

Kids Camp 101 teaches the absolute beginner the basics of sewing while constructing fun projects! Participants will learn techniques from gathering and piecing to topstitching, while applying finishing touches with zippers, buttons, and elastic. Over the course of this four-day camp participants will have the chance to create projects ranging from an appliqued gathered apron to a fussy cut pillow to a simple zipper pouch.

Ages 9 – 14

Space is limited to 5 participants. Please stop by the shop or give us a call to prepay and register: 802-881-0068

*This special price includes the four-day kids camp and also a Pfaff Smarter sewing machine. Participants can take home their very own machine at the end of class and continue creating and expanding sewing skills!

** Parents drop off kids prior to class and pick up at the end. You are welcome to bring water bottles and additional snacks for your child.

  • Beginner

Kids Camp 102

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nido is excited to announce the follow up to our beginning children’s sewing camp, Kids Camp 102. Continue building your sewing repertoire with class instructor Anya Byam. Students will cover new sewing skills such as piecing, sandwiching and quilting while reinforcing skills and basic sewing techniques. Over the course of this five-day camp participants will have the chance to create projects ranging from made-for-you skirts and bags to pieced pillows.

Ages 9 – 14

Space is limited to 5 participants. Please stop by the shop or give us a call to prepay and register: 802-881-0068

* Parents drop off kids prior to class and pick up at the end. You are welcome to bring water bottles and additional snacks for your child.

  • Advanced Beginner

Kids Learn to Sew

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In this class, June Shen-Epstein will cover how to thread and use a sewing machine and go over basic stitches, including straight lines, zigzag and top stitches. Participants bring home a fun finished project at the end of class.

Ages 9 – 14

* Parents drop off kids prior to class and pick up at the end. You are welcome to bring water bottles and snacks for your child.

  • No experience necessary

Me and Mom (or Dad!) Sewing

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Children ages 7 – 13 and an adult are welcomed into our studio space for a fun three-hour, learn-to sew date! Neither child or parent need any experience to attend and will be working on their own machines and will complete their own project.

  • No experience necessary

Kids Crochet Club

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nido is offering a weekly crochet class for kids ages 7 – 13 this summer! Join us Monday’s from 2:00 – 4:00 as we learn how to crochet, starting by completing simple flat projects, three dimensional projects and eventually working our way up to a stuffed softie.

We know that summer is a busy time for everyone, so we are offering 8 classes for the price of 6. Come to all 8 classes or pick and choose what best accommodates your summer plans. Our curriculum has been chosen carefully so that if a child misses a class he or she won’t miss a beat.

Class is limited to 8 students.

  • No experience necessary

Open Craft Night

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nido’s community craft night is THE place to be the second Tuesday of every month! Bring a project to work on, a snack to share and join us for a fun, all inspiring evening of snacking, sewing, knitting, socializing and sharing.

We open up our studio space and provide a relaxing environment, cutting tables, iron, ironing board, and tools. If you wish to use a sewing machine, you may either rent one of ours for $14 for the evening, or bring in your own. Sewing machines are reserved the day of the craft night, so be sure to call early if you are planning on using one!