april rhodes intro to tapestry weaving workshop

nido is excited to present our next artist collaboration with fabric and pattern designer April Rhodes!

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Hand weaving is an ancient art form that explores the use of fiber, color and texture. Come relax and learn the slow rhythm and meditative quality of  weaving with us! In our full day, 8 hour workshop, fifteen lucky participants will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of tapestry weaving with April Rhodes.

April will cover the very basics of weaving, and lead you in creating your very own piece of unique hanging art.

HEADSHOT-1-for-web_grandeThe fine print:

No experience necessary

$265  *includes $80 materials fee

Sunday September 27th, 2015 10:00 am – 6:00 pm coffee, nibbles and a catered lunch provided

Workshop will take place at the BCA Firehouse Gallery

Workshop is limited to 15 participants

All materials are included in the cost of the class. Participants will be leaving the workshop with their very own Ashford lap loom, shed and shuttles.

Please either stop by the shop or give us a call to prepay and register. 802-881-0068

 

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knit in public day!

Are you ready for Knit in Public Day? Just so happens it is TODAY, Saturday, June 13th!

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of this worldwide affair. The event brings awareness not only to knitting as a craft, but as a craft that can be a fun social activity with friends and neighbors in your community.

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Grab your needles and take a stroll to your favorite coffee shop, cafe, or park. Who knows who else you will find that enjoys knitting as much as you! And of course come stop by the shop to show us what you are working on.

I plan on a lovely afternoon soaking up the sunshine in City Hall Park listening to some Jazz Fest artists. Looking forward to supporting this cool event and seeing other knitters around town!

 

 

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teacher appreciation gift ideas

Each year I try to make something special for Franco’s teacher. I don’t always make the deadline so this year I am getting a head start! For me, the project can be small, big, complex or simple. With all of the great tutorials out there, the choices are endless, so it’s all about finding the right fit.

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Noodlehead: lil’ cutie pouches

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Noodlehead: fabric berry basket

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Noodlehead: snappy manicure wallet

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Film in the Fridge: strip quilts

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Purlbee: pieced napkins

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Purlbee: wrap pocket tote

Three weeks to go and I have a plan. What about you? What will you be making?

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new KIDS classes + christine haynes dress patterns

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We are excited to announce KIDS Learn to Sew classes at nido! Join us weekends throughout the spring and summer to learn how to thread and use a sewing machine, go over basic stitches including straight lines, zigzag and top stitches. Participants bring home a fun finished project at the end of class. This month’s class made pillowcases, perfect for those summer sleepovers. Yes, summer, we so look forward to you!

Upcoming KIDS learn to sew classes:
Sunday, May 17th 10a-1p
Saturday, June 20th 9a-12p
Sunday, July 19th 10a-1p
Saturday, August 15th 9a-12p

Other upcoming nido classes:

Learn to Sew I: Beginner Tote
Monday, May 4th 6-9p
Monday, May 18th 6-9p

Learn to Sew II: Quilted Patchwork Potholders
Monday, May 25th 6-9p

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This week we welcome Christine Haynes dress patterns to the shop!
Meet Emery, Derby, and Marianne.

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Emery & Derby dresses feature lightweight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, voile, double gauze, and chambray. The Marianne dress is designed for medium and lightweight knit fabrics. And we are in love.

Check out a few versions of the Marianne dress sewn up on Christine’s blog here.

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laylow

Shannon Cook’s Laylow from Seasonless is today’s inspiration! Knit in Madeline Tosh’s Tosh Merino Light, this basic shawl is must for anyone who appreciates a good shawl accessory.

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Seasonless is a mini collection of 3 fantastic patterns put out by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook. I do believe that all 3 patterns will be making it into my collection of hand knits.

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no snack & sew tonight

See you all next month!

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we are hiring!

If you are a friendly, crafty individual, enjoy working in a retail enviornment , are self motivated, organized and detail oriented than this could be the job for you. nido is hoping to hire a couple of people who love fibers as much as we do and who have exceptional customer service skills.

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Interested individuals should have experience working in a fast passed retail enviornment, have availablity two afternoons a week and are available for weekend shifts. Sewing and knitting skills are not mandetory but certainly helpful. All qualified applicants are encouraged to stop by nido and drop off a current resume .

No phone calls please.

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zoe ink studio sale

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spring & summer class schedule

learn to sew 3 hours $48 • no experience necessary

first and third tuesday of every month 6:00-9:00
* materials included

kids learn to sew 2 hours $36 • ages 9 – 13 no experience necessary

fourth sunday of every month 10:00-12:00
* materials included

make-it-perfect wrap skirt 3 hours $36 • beginner

thursday april 25th 6:00-9:00
thursday june 27th 6:00-9:00
thursday august 15th 6:00-9:00

wiksten tank 3 hours $36 • advanced beginner

thursday april 11th 6:00-9:00
thursday june 13th 6:00-9:00
monday august 5th 6:00-9:00

made-by-rae washi dress 5 hours $60 • intermediate

thursday may 16th and 23rd 6:00-8:30
thursday july 11th and 18th 6:00-8:30

my first shawl 7 hours $84 • beginner
wednesday april 10th and 17th 6:00-8:00 and may 1st 6:00-9:00 wednesday july 10th and 17th 6:00-8:00 and july 31st 6:00-9:00

snack and sew FREE
second tuesday of every month 6:00-8:00

Give us a call at the shop to register: 802.881.0068

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