Spinning Tales with Thread & Ladle

Mark your calendars for the next guest in our Spinning Tales with Fiber Folk series: Beatrice Perron Dahlen from Thread & Ladle, author of MAINE Knits.

Sunday, May 7th 10:00 am – noon
MAINE Knits Trunk Show + Book Signing + Talk
RSVP here.

stwff_beatrice2Join nido as we continue to make connections between fiber farmers, spinners, natural dyers and local purveyors in our community with the next guest in our Spinning Tales with Fiber Folk series.

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 3.36.54 PMBeatrice Perron Dahlen is a pattern designer based in Southern Maine and the creator of the new book MAINE Knits. Her knit designs have been published in Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl., amirisu, Pom Pom Quarterly, Berroco, Quince & Co., Swan’s Island and Tolt Yarn and Wool.

She studied fibers, photography and sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston where she received her B.F.A.  She also holds an M.Ed. from Antioch University.  Besides knitting and most other needlecraft she enjoys gardening, cooking, taking photographs, writing and most creative endeavors.

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 3.37.21 PMBeatrice’s latest pattern release, MAINE Knits, is inspired by the Sea, Farm, and Wild of Maine. It’s full of 16 beautiful patterns, all designed by Maine makers. It includes essays from MAINE folk and patterns from herself, Carrie Bostick Hoge, Alicia Plummer, Bristol Ivy and more. This book will keep your hands busy and warm your soul.

stwff_beatrice3Beatrice has also collaborated with Vermont’s own Wing & A Prayer Farm to design the Gentle Ewe Shawl, featuring Tammy’s Thelma & Louise yarn. It is a shop fav, you have to check out!

We are thrilled to learn all about Beatrice’s fiber journey and her process creating MAINE Knits. Mark your calendars for a morning of fiber chats through the perspectives of this talented pattern designer!

For more information on Beatrice, you can find her knitwear designs on Ravelry, Instagram, or at her website, www.threadandladle.com.

*photos courtesy of Thread & Ladle.

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Happy Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!

DS4A1792Visit nido today, Saturday, January 28th to celebrate Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day! We appreciate your business and want to thank you for supporting us at our brick and mortar shop. Enjoy:

20% off Fat Quarter Bundles

$8.95/yard Quilting Cottons in-store + online

and a FREE nido tote with in-store fabric purchases of $75+

Thank you for supporting nido as your local quilt shop!


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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful 2017 full of excitement, new friendships, family and crafty goodness.

nido will be closed New Years Day and will reopen on Monday, January 2nd, 2017
with regular business hours.


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Merry Making!

Here are some great, gift-making ideas from us to you. Easy to make, lickety-split!


State Street Cowl
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Cast on this quick knit with Quince & Co.’s Puffin, a bulky weight all-American wool that shines in this textured pattern.

With over 20 colors in stock, this cowl can be made as a statement piece or an everyday staple.

quince-co-state-street-cowl-pam-allen-puffin-owl-2sq_1024x1024Open Wide Zipper Pouches
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Noodlehead’s Open Wide Zipper Pouches are a favorite go-to sew. Using less than a half-yard of fabric, they work up beautifully in quilting cottons, Essex Yarn Dyed, and leather.

For all of your project needs, shop our selection of quilting cotton fabrics at $8.95/yard* in-store and online. *whole continuous yards only.

wide-open-pouches4*photos courtesy of Quince & Co. + Noodlehead

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Shop Small 2016

img_6796Thank you for keeping it local and supporting nido. We are grateful each and every year that we are able to be part of this vibrant community of crafters. Stop by the shop Black Friday + Small Business Saturday as we celebrate the handmade with great SHOP SMALL offers on yarn + fabric!

Online and at our Brick and Mortar shop: ALL quilting cottons are $8.95* *Excludes Organics + Batiks.

Take 15% off your in-store purchase of Brooklyn Tweed yarn.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Holiday 2016 Hours


Wednesday November 23rd:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thanksgiving Day : CLOSED

Black Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Small Business Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Christmas Eve: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Christmas Day: CLOSED

New Years Eve: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

New Years Day: CLOSED

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Trunk Show: Quince & Co. Tern 2016

quince-co-andromeda-pam-allen-knitting-pattern-tern-5_medium2quince-co-capella-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-tern-5sq_3c8be75b-bc21-45cf-8870-dffc7c47a7e7_1024x1024quince-co-carina-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-tern-5_medium2quince-co-sidra-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-tern-5_medium2Stop by the shop to try on the Quince & Co. Tern 2016 collection! Tern, a fingering-weight blend of wool and tussah silk, leaves garments soft and drapey with incredible stitch definition. These all-season sweaters form a lovely collection of transitional lightweight pieces. Try on all 5 designs, including a beautiful lace shawl Capella, generous in size, that is great for indoor winter wear. Show is in the shop now through November 7th.

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Rhinebeck or Bust!

rhinebecksheepnido’s visit to Rhinebeck this year was nothing short of awesome! The New York Sheep and Wool Festival never disappoints, but this year the weather was amazing and we got to meet up with old friends and new.

magpierhinebeckFriday, we made it over to Indie Untangled to check out Magpie Fibers, YOTH Yarns, and the many other incredible, independent dyers and designers. The array of color and fiber offerings truly had us wanting it all!! For those who didn’t make it to the show, we did bring home some beautiful new colorways of Magpie fibers Swanky DK and YOTH’s Father that are already on nido shelves.

saltpointmill3New York really brought it’s A-game with some stunning fall foliage this weekend.

pompom2016Saturday, we arrived to Rhinebeck early to get a head start on our vendor list. First stop, Pom Pom Magazine! We love visiting with the incredible designers featured in their issues and this year we were able to snag the not-yet-released Winter 2016 issue: Reflections! Thanks to Kiyomi Burgin and Sachiko Burgin for signing our copies and for creating such beautiful pieces in the new issue. We are in love with Kiyoimi’s Fragmentation Hat, a geometric gradient design worked from different shades of sock yarn. Check out Sachiko’s beautiful Cesium Pullover out of Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair showcasing a beautiful cable design.

The newest issue will be hitting nido shelves early November. In addition, Pom Pom’s newest book, Take Heart from Fiona Alice, will also be arriving! This new book features accessories using yarns from locally owned British & Canadian companies. It is a beautiful publication we are looking forward to having in the shop!

From booth to booth, we made our way around the fairgrounds to check out yarns from across the country. Of course we made sure to munch on some delicious cider donuts while doing so!

nidomeetsdrearenee We had the pleasure of meeting Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits, the designer of the Sheltered Poncho, the pattern for our #ShelteredNidoKAL. She was the sweetest gal adorning her lovely designs, taking a second to give us some great sizing pointers for our ponchos. So nice to meet you, Andrea!

rhinebeckgroupIt was great to see friends from the nido community who made it to Rhinebeck! Not to mention, hanging out with Stephen West!! Saturday evening, we made it to Jill Draper Makes Stuff‘s Open Studio for an incredible evening of fiber treats. Not only was her studio warmly filled with her vibrant yarns, but Stephen West was signing his new book, Westknits Best Knits. In his words, “Keep on Knittin’ Kitten!”

saltmill5Until next year, Rhinebeck. Thanks for a memorable trip!

*sheep photo credit: Tracey Lambert
*friends photo credit: Bethany Robinson

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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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