snoflinga hat

We are clearly thinking about fall as we knit up Wiksten Made’s Snofinga Hat out of Quince & CO lark in parsley.

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no snack & sew tonight

See you all next month!

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tern

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Quince and CO Tern is the latest yarn to make its debut at nido.

Soft and skinny, Tern is a blend of wool and tussah silk. The yarn’s muted palette—think vintage painted photographs—results from the way in which the different fibers absorb dye. The wool portion colors thoroughly, but the silk is barely tinted. It’s good for socks, scarves, mitts, hats, and any sweater that loves a little drape.75% American wool, 25% silk

fingering weight
221 yd [202 m] / 50g
9 sts /inch on size US 1 needles
7 sts / inch on size US 3 needles

 

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maze & vale

We have had Maze & Vale hand screen printed fabrics in the shop for a bit now. They are such a treat to have and show to our customers. Printed on 100% organic cotton fabric, in gorgeous muted colors, these textiles are one of a kind and just perfect for special projects both big and small.

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Come check out these fabrics in our brick and mortar shop or online.

Photo from Leslie Keating at Maze & Vale.

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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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modern quilt club

This Sunday nido will be hosting the first Modern Quilt Club meeting. The intention of the first few meetings is simply getting a group of interested modern quilters together and gauging interest in either starting a Modern Quilt Guild chapter in our community, or sorting out something different that fits our needs and interests.

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We encourage people of all levels of talent to attend and have a voice in the creation process of what the group will evolve to become. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of you out there who want to connect and create with like minded quilters! Attendance makes it happen though so please come out on Sunday and support the efforts of starting this new group. Coffee and bagels with cream cheese will be provided, bringing a snack to share is encouraged but not mandatory.

See you Sunday!

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quince & co kestrel

A quick glance at the Hudson cowl by Alicia Plummer made for Quince & CO in their Kestrel weight yarn. Kestrel hit the shelves in April and nido is thrilled to have the collection at the shop. Stop by to touch, feel, see ALL of the Kestrel colors and patterns.
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big sale!

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We’ve just returned from Quilt Market in Pittsburgh – we had a chance to see, touch and place orders for so many great new fabrics. They’ll start arriving starting next week and we’ll continue getting new fabrics in throughout the summer.

This is good news, not only because we all love new fabric, but also because it means we need to make some room on the shelves, which means a big sale for you!

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Need to add to your Heather Ross Briar Rose collection? Or perhaps you missed picking up Lotta Jansdotter’s latest collection? We have these and many more in stock and at a great price! Use coupon code SUPERSALE14 for 30% off your entire fabric order (and remember, any orders over $50 receive free shipping!)

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Or perhaps you need a bundle or two for some quick summer sewing? They’re also included in this sale.

This sale runs through Sunday, May 25th, and is valid online or in the shop.

(Sale excludes hand printed fabrics. As a bonus for our local shoppers, stop by the shop and receive a 40% discount on continuous yardage!)

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umbrella prints trimmings competition

For the past 5 years Umbrella Prints has hosted their Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. The essence of the contest is that you purchase one of their organic, hand screen printed fabric trimmings packs, take a photo of your fabrics, do something creative and original and enter to win. How fun is that! There are industry celebrity judges, golden tickets and cash prizes too. Interested in joining in on the fun? Click over and read more about it. Here is a little peek at the contents of my trimmings pack:

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nido recently received a new shipment of Umbrella Prints fabrics including their remnants packs, trimming packs and fat quarter bundles so be sure to stop by the shop to choose your fabric pack or purchase one online.

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merchant & mills sewing book

I love myself a good book. At night I read sewing books as if they were novels, marveling over new techniques, projects and oh my, the photographs! Books are a huge part of my sewing inspiration and process. I am always learning something new and for me, the Merchant & Mills Sewing Book offers just that – NEW techniques, machine know-hows and projects.

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The first 40 pages go over tools, haberdashery, sewing techniques, using patterns, different materials and how to iron your fabrics best. It’s detailed and chock-full of photographs. The projects include a bolster cushion, duffel bag and apron. The Merchant & Mills patterns call for fabrics that I do not  typically work with such as oilskin, denim and leather but because they provide a through foundation for sewing with various materials, I think I could easilly give it a go.

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Stop by nido and check out the NEW Merchant & Mills Sewing Book for yourself.

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