Join the nido team!

_MG_4609-2nido is hiring! We are adding a customer service associate to the nido team. If you are a friendly, crafty individual with stellar customer service skills and are self-motivated, organized and detail oriented, then this could be the job for you!

We are also seeking instructors who can share their knowledge and passion of their craft with our creative community (weaving, sewing, embroidery, or crochet to name a few!). Interested individuals for either position are encouraged to drop off their resume. No phone calls please.

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Hello, Vermont Quilt Festival!

nido_VermontQuiltFestival_R1Welcome, quilters! The Vermont Quilt Festival is this weekend, JUNE 23 thru 25 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.

nido will be hosting some great events and sales this weekend in honor of VQF. Visit nido  through Sunday and enjoy the Kona Color of the Year display, showcasing this year’s limited edition color, Pink Flamingo!

All of nido’s regularly priced quilting cottons are available at only $8.95 for whole yard cuts. We have fresh new fat quarter bundles + singles available as well.

VQF goers can take advantage of nido’s great fabric sale in both our brick and mortar and online shops. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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Trunk Show: Kona Color of the Year Pink Flamingo!

Screen Shot 2017-06-17 at 6.26.36 PMnido welcomes the 2017 Kona Color of the Year trunk show to the shop! In celebration of Vermont Quilt Festival (June 23rd-25th), nido will be showcasing Kona’s Pink Flamingo Color of the Year trunk show now through Sunday, June 25th.

Each year Robert Kaufman chooses and creates one new Limited Edition Kona cotton color that becomes the color of the year. All six quilt patterns featuring this color are available for free on Robert Kaufman’s website. Stop by the shop to see these stunners, displaying Pink Flamingo in all its glory!

Migratory by Heather Jones

Kona_COTY17_HeatherJones_1Flock of Feathers by Elizabeth Hartman

Kona_COTY17_ElizabethHartman_FlockofFeathersDiamond Tiles by Robert Kaufman

Kona_COTY17_DiamondTiles_NicholeRamirezYin and Yang Quilt by Darlene Zimmerman

Kona_COTY17_YingAndYang_DarleneZimmermanNostalgia by Rebecca Bryan

Kona_COTY17_Nostalgia_RebeccaBryanStars Over Pink Flamingo by Valori Wells

Kona_COTY17_quilt4Vermont Quilt Festival goers, enjoy freshly picked Fat Quarter Bundles + singles, as well as our everyday quilting cotton special of $8.95/whole yard cuts. Celebrate the handmade with us!

*quilt photos courtesy of Robert Kaufman.

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World Wide Knit in Public Day!

WWKIPJoin Must Love Yarn + nido for a community BBQ potluck for WWKIP Day THIS SATURDAY, June 10th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm!

Grills will be going, friends will be gathering and inspiration will be all around. Bring your latest knitting (or crocheting!) project and come out to meet other fiber enthusiasts in our vibrant knitting community.

Grillables provided + please bring a side to share.

Admission is free. Meter parking is available for $2/hr. Full venue details available here. No glass and dogs must be leashed. Thanks!

See you for a fiber-filled celebration of all-things-knitting! Please RSVP here.

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New Best Friend

We are excited to have YOTH Best Friend in stock at nido. This 75% cotton/25% wool is the perfect fingering weight yarn for light weight summer projects!

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Spinning Tales Recap with Thread & Ladle

Meet Beatrice Perron Dahlen of Thread & Ladle! Our latest speaker in the Spinning Tales with Fiber Folk series stopped by to share her story of creating her first book, Maine Knits.

Beatrice, who resides in southern Maine with her family, has designed knitwear patterns featured in Knitscene, Pom Pom Quarterly, Amirisu, Quince & Co. + many more. She is very active in the Maine knitting community and began to realize how many talented designers reside there. Ideas began to blossom about a book featuring those creators!

In early 2016, she began a Kickstarter campaign for the book and with an overwhelmingly great reception, it was funded! Launching an idea into the world can be nerve racking, but with the support of 546 people from all over the globe, she was doing it! Beatrice spent the next couple of months knitting, designing, and sending Kickstarter gifts to backers. Next came the photography and styling, all of which Beatrice did herself. The book not only features beautiful places in Maine, but also all of the yarns + designers are from her home state, too.

stwff_beatrice2While every step of the way wasn’t always easy, she is thrilled with the end result. Along the way she took great joy in creative elements such as styling, photography + design. Beatrice looks forward to putting out another book in the future, so keep your eyes peeled.

Not only did Bea share her story of Maine Knits, but also a trunk show of the beautiful pieces featured in the book. All we can say is, WOW. Stop by the shop to pick up your signed copy of the book + cast on your favorite!

When Beatrice is not designing knitwear, she enjoys sharing time with her children + husband, as well as teaching handwork at her local Waldorf school. Thank you Beatrice for sharing your story with us!

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Me-Made-May with Karyn!

Hello, May! nido welcomes May with open arms as crafters and creators celebrate Me-Made-May, a month-long commitment to wear our handmade garments. Participants pledge to wear handmade as a challenge to integrate those creations into daily life, complete unfinished projects, and encourage the handmade.

This May, we would like to introduce you to Karyn’s makes! Karyn is nido’s resident crocheter, who has pledged to include something handmade in her outfits 4 to 5 days a week. Take a peek at her creations as she continues to go strong with her goal.


Grainline Studio Scout Tee (with a pocket!) in a sunny yellow cotton from Karyn’s stash
Karyn’s own simple skirt pattern in April Rhodes Wanderer Sacred Seeds in Mojave


Crochet Bowler Hat by Molla Mills​ in Quince & Co. Puffin Honey
Quince & Co. Haiku Shawl crocheted in Quince & Co. Sparrow Sans

Grainline Studio Farrow Dress in Cotton + Steel Les Fleurs Rosa Navy

IMG_7520Pamela Collar by Rebecca Velasquez crocheted out of Quince & Co Sparrow in Sans


Crochet Bowler Hat by Molla Mills in Quince & Co. Puffin Parsley
Willow Tank by Grainline Studio in Cotton + Steel Basics Add it Up Bananas


Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt with a 3/4 sleeve mod out of Robert Kaufman Shetland Flannel Plain Weave in Kale + Karyn’s own cat pillow design using Cotton + Steel Moonlit On the Grid Mint and felt

This is Karyn’s first year participating, and she is loving it! She has been sewing up a storm lately, and next up on her project list is a Tilly & the Buttons Marigold Romper and a Quince & Co Luteola stole. Pop over to her instagram to see the rest of her MMM challenge.

Come by the shop and share your Me-Made-May wears with us, too!

*photos by Megan at Salt Air Arts.

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Salt & Still is back!

nido is excited to announce the return of Salt & Still for more Sahiko, Shibori + Bundle Dye Workshops this August!

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fullsizerenderSashiko + Visible Mending Workshop
Friday, August 18th
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In this 2.5-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics of sashiko stitching and visible mending.

Sashiko stitching is a traditional Japanese technique that is ideal for creating decorative patterns, practical mending of clothing and home goods, and hand-quilting. We will also discuss the history of sashiko and how it applies to modern life and craft.

We will examine a variety of traditional sashiko patterns and participants will be provided with sashiko thread and needles to experiment with stitching these patterns on fabric.

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fullsizerender8Indigo + Shibori Dyeing Workshop
Saturday, August 19th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

In this 3-hour workshop we will create an indigo vat from scratch using only sugar and natural materials – no chemicals. We will discuss the chemical reactions that take place in an indigo vat and how to maintain a vat at home.

We will also go over the basics of shibori, a Japanese resist technique that uses folding, binding, and stitching to create beautiful patterns on cloth.

Everyone will leave with an array of shibori textiles dyed in indigo as well as the knowledge of how to create a natural indigo vat at home.

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Advanced Shibori Dyeing Workshop
Saturday, August 19th
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In this 3-hour workshop, participants will build on the itajime shibori techniques learned in the basic shibori and indigo workshop. Additionally, we will explore new surface design methods that utilize stitching, pleating, and binding to create beautiful, intricate shibori patterns.

We will work with natural indigo vats to dye shibori pieces and a range of textiles like cotton, linen, and silk will be used to explore the relationship between different textiles and indigo dye. Participants are also welcome to bring a pre-washed, small textile made of a natural fiber to dye in the vat.

Everyone will leave with an expanded knowledge of shibori techniques and an array of large dyed pieces and samples.

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satlstill1Bundle Dye Workshop
Sunday, August 20th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics of bundle dyeing with natural materials. We will work with natural dyes including local, everyday dyestuffs like onion and avocado skins and sourced materials like madder root and logwood.

Participants will also learn how to choose and prepare textiles for dyeing, how the process of bundle dyeing extracts color from natural materials, and how to fix color to cloth.

Everyone will leave with a bundle dyed scarf and the knowledge of how to bundle dye at home.

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Classes are limited to 10 students. Stop by the shop or call to sign up!

Salt & Still is the creative studio of Alison Charli Smith, a textile artist specializing in natural dyes and sashiko style stitching. Take a look at Salt & Still’s incredible handmade goods, created with natural plant + insect based dyes and fibers like cotton, linen, silk and wool. Alison is based out of Jersey City, New Jersey, with ties to Burlington as a UVM alum. We are looking forward to Alison returning to Burlington to teach us her techniques and tricks to natural dyeing.

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Trunk Show: Within

Marian Rae 2015-183Jane Richmond + Shannon Cook’s latest release, Within, features six beautiful accessory, shawl, and sweater patterns that may become your new favorite everyday garments.

Stop by nido now through May 18th to try on these wardrobe staples!

*photos courtesy of NNK Press.

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Trunk Show: Brooklyn Tweed Woolens

Woolens_Book_Square_01Woolens includes 11 patterns by designer Jared Flood, founder and creative director of Brooklyn Tweed. From hats and cowls to scarves, shawls, and wraps, projects suitable for adventurous beginners and seasoned knitters abound.tessera_02halo_04far_hills_hat_01furrow_cowl_02byway_04Stop by the shop now through May 8th to thumb through this fantastic book of accessories and try on these lovely pieces!

*photos + book description courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed.

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