College Street Collide Block Party!

 

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Join nido and our College Street neighbors for our first ever block party Saturday August 26th! Stop by the shop for an afternoon of free, crafty demos during the College Street Collide! Receive step-by-step instruction for a variety of useful sewing + knitting techniques.
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11:00 am + Installing an Invisible Zipper
12:00 pm + Applying Bias Tape
1:00 pm + Weaving in Ends
2:00 pm + Knitting Cast-on  Methods

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Swing by to be inspired, learn something new, and grow your craft!

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August Trunk Shows: Tern 2017 + Glen

Hello, August! This month we have two beautiful trunk shows from Quince & Co. to share with you: Tern 2017 and Glen. Summer knitting is in full swing, but if you are looking forward to fall knitting, these pieces will inspire you to cast on a new, cool-weather project!

quince-co-whimbrel-beatrice-perron-dahlen-knitting-pattern-tern-3-sq_87b153a4-bb4c-442d-af87-ab2c39f69c64_1024x1024The Tern 2017 trunk show highlights simple silhouettes and beautiful stitch pattern details. This collection of fingering-weight pieces is a great transition into fall knitting, with three wardrobe staple sweaters, a beret, and a stunning shawl.

quince-co-larimar-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-tern-5-sq_1024x1024quince-co-galaxie-cecily-glowik-macdonald-knitting-pattern-tern-3-sq_1024x1024quince-co-gretel-pam-allen-knitting-pattern-lark-5sq_1024x1024Looking for a cozier sweater knitting project? Quince & Co.’s Glen collection has you covered! Pam Allen’s beautiful Gretel cardigan plays with striking texture, all while knit in one piece from the bottom up. Other pieces explore colorwork and marled looks. This show has a little bit of everything!

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*photos courtesy of Quince & Co.

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June + July Trunk Shows!

We have three amazing trunk shows at the shop over the next couple of weeks. These shows feature yarns that are soft to the touch and light weight for summer. Come check them out!

Quince & Co. Willet 2017:  This collection features Quince’s sport weight cleaner cotton in five perfect-for-summer tanks + tops.

quince-co-darlene-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-willet-1-sq_1024x1024Kelbourne Woolens Allium Collection featuring Meadow: Fibre Company’s Meadow is the perfect blend of merino, linen, silk, and llama. This light fingering yarn is beautifully showcased in the collection’s 8 wraps + shawls that you will both enjoy knitting and wearing.

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Quince & Co. Piper 2017: Piper is wispy, lacey blend of Texas Merino + Mohair. It is light as a feather, wonderful to work with, and creates the softest sweaters and shawls featured in this collection.

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Holiday Hours

2649d027-3959-47f7-ad49-4f3996f33fe6Happy Fourth of July!

nido will be open Monday, July 3rd, from 10:00 am – 2:00pm for all your last minute project needs before heading off to fireworks, cook outs, and lakeside lounging.

The shop will be CLOSED Tuesday, July 4th + Craft Night will also be taking a break. Craft night will be back in full swing July 11th.

Have a safe and crafty holiday!

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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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