Salt and Still Workshops

nido is excited to announce our first artist collaboration of 2017, Salt & Still.

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fullsizerenderSashiko + Visible Mending Workshop
Saturday, January 21st
10:00 am – 12:30 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, January 21st
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 22nd
1:00 pm – 4:00 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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satlstill1Bundle Dye Workshop
Sunday, January 22nd
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 8 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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nido is hiring!

IMG_1655If you are a friendly, crafty individual who enjoys working in a retail environment, have stellar customer service skills, are self motivated, organized and detail oriented then this could be the job for you. Applicants need to have weekend and weekday afternoon availability. Sewing and or knitting and crochet skills a plus! Anyone interested is encouraged to drop off a current resume.

No phone calls please.

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Spinning Tales with Vermont Fiber Folks

We are thrilled to announce that fiber enthusiast Michael Hampton from Hampton Fiber Mill, will be joining us on Sunday November 13th from 10:00 am – noon.

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-4-17-03-pmJoin nido as we continue to make connections between fiber farmers, spinners, natural dyers and local purveyors in our Vermont community with the next guest in our Spinning Tales with Vermont Fiber Folk series.

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-4-36-57-pmMichael will discuss his work at his working fiber mill in Richmond, Vermont, worsted and woolen fiber processing, sheep breeds, his work with the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association and his personal fiber journey, including his TKGA Master Knitter certification process.

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-4-16-55-pmMichael’s part in our fiber community, his outgoing personality and charisma make for a wonderful addition to our discussion on creating connections between farm to needle in Vermont. Mark your calendars for a morning of fiber chats through the perspective of a spinnery owner.

$5 event ticket available by cash at the door. Ticket includes donuts + coffee.

Door prizes, compliments of Michael!

Please RSVP here.

*photos courtesy of Michael Hampton.

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September Trunk Show: Madder II

DSC_2510DSC_3656In this follow up collection, Carrie Bostick Hoge has created another beautiful compilation of basic staples, eleven sweaters and 6 accessories. Patterns in Madder Anthology 2 showcase Quince & Co’s Puffin, Osprey and Owl, the Fibre Company’s Road to China Light, Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter and other scrumptious yarns. These pieces are designed for effortless winter knitting, using garter, stockinette and simple ribbed trims to create wearable silhouettes for wardrobe go-to’s.

DSC_1908DSC_0708Come check out the Madder Anthology 2: Simple Pleasures Trunk Show at nido now through September 20th!

*photos courtesy of NNK Press

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Welcome, Magpie Fibers!

Magpie’s Swanky DK has arrived!

magpieatnidoThis silky blend of superwash merino, cashmere and nylon with beautiful drape and sheen is perfect for sweaters and accessories. We have just finished Magpie’s Something Gradient Wrap and boy, is it lovely! Free pattern with purchase of yarn for the wrap. You will love working with this luxurious, squishy yarn!


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June Trunk Show: Madder Anthology I

DSC_4219_medium2nido welcomes the Madder Anthology 1: Camilla, Sibella, Imogen & Beatrice to the shop for the month of June.

A few of our favorites:

DSC_4367_medium2Beatrice Cardigan in Quince & Co. Lark

DSC_4599_medium2Camilla Babe in Quince & Co. Lark + Camilla Blanket in Quince & Co. Osprey

DSC_9651_medium2Sibella Cowl in Quince & Co. Tern

Come try on these lovely pieces and find your favorite!

*photos courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge.

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making no.1/flora

Approach with caution, you will want to make everything!

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YOTH + Magpie Fibers RSVP

magpie12In just 2 weeks, Yarn on the House and Magpie Fibers will be at nido for a trunk show with their lovely yarns!

Meet these two phenomenal fiber artisans and enjoy trunk show exclusives, including a new limited edition project kit, samples, and giveaway prizes.

Come nibble on treats while you shop these exclusive yarns that are sure to be your next favorites!

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YOTH + Magpie Fibers Trunk Show
Wednesday, June 1st
6:00 – 8:00pm
RSVP here.

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Spots are still available in their technique classes:

Mosaic Colorwork Basics
Thursday, June 2nd
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Dami will be teaching “Mosaic Basics.” Her course will focus on colorwork basics, to teach you the know-how to master the beautiful art of mosaic knitting. You will be amazed at how easy it is to use slipped stitches, knits and purls to create stunning colorwork motifs without the fuss.

Ve’s Tips & Tricks
Thursday, June 2nd
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Veronika from YOTH will be teaching “Ve’s Tips & Tricks,” a fun talk on Ve’s favorite knitting secrets! She will chat about various techniques, helpful tips and useful resources she uses to help take your knitting from homemade to handcrafted.

We look forward to seeing you there!

*photos courtesy of YOTH and Magpie Fibers.

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Me-Made-May with Stephanie!

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. During the month of May, participants pledge to wear handmade as a challenge to integrate those creations into daily life, complete unfinished projects, and encourage the handmade.

Stephanie has pledged to wear handmade…everyday! We all know Stephanie’s keen eye for lovely knit patterns and we are so excited to share her creations here all month long.

c7915d13-4bd4-4b9a-977b-3ccdb152e6cfHooray Cardigan out of MadelineTosh DK

IMG_4106Steph models her favorite Crew sweater out of Plucky Knitter Primo. Steph suggests Dirty Water Dye Works Edna for a future Crew project. 

steph9April out of Quince & Co. Piper

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

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Coastal Knits Trunk Show

May’s featured trunk show is Coastal Knits and Coastal Kids from Never Not Knitting!

Rocky CoastKnitting designers Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig have created ten designs inspired by their beautiful coastlines. Alana calls California home and Hannah draws inspiration from the coast of Maine.
Mini Waters EdgeEach design captures the essence of their favorite local destinations through stunning photographs and descriptions on the location’s special meaning to them.

A shop favorite, The Bayside Raglan Pullover out of Quince & Co.’s Sparrow Linen.


Welcome Coastal Knits and Spring knitting!

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