thread theory

nido now carries Thread Theory menswear patterns including the Strathcona Henley. Watch out boys, we are sewing for you this fall!

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lucinda sweater KAL: recap

Fancy Tiger, Kelbourne Woolens and Grainline Studio put together a knit-a-long and we were so excited to join in on the fun. The project chosen was Lucinda from Madder Anthology 2: simple pleasures by Carrie Bostick Hoge. We gathered 13 nido customers, picked out yarn, had a kick off cast on party and had at it.

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July 1st through August 15th we knit our hearts out at the park, beach, around camp fires, at the shop, and really anywhere and everywhere! The yarn used is The Fibre Company’s Acadia, a delightful blend of merino, alpaca, and silk with an even lovelier palette. Look for Acadia at the shop this fall.

IMG_1684-2And here are a couple of nido Lucinda KAL-ers modeling their sweaters!

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Thanks to Fancy Tiger, Kelbourne Woolens, and Grainline Studio for putting together such a great summer KAL. We have had so much fun knitting up these sweaters!

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shawl love

I am swooning over Amelia’s perfectly styled shawl.

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welcome, back-to-school!

Here at the shop we are gearing up for back-to-school with some fun sewing projects!

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button lunch bags | purl bee

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reusable sandwich bag | noodlehead

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pencil case | Ann Kelle

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superhero winged shoes! | my poppet makes

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origami bento bag | very shannon

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toddler back pack | made-by-rae

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer.

Happy sewing!

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you asked + we delivered

nido now carries leather straps at the shop.

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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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flying kites

If you have been in the shop anytime in the past week than you already have seen, and heard, me gushing over our new fabric kite display. How could I not be proud of ALL the nido ladies for such a job well done.

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The process was simple now that we have Kaitlin as our team leader! A quick glance at our Pinterest page and we found this easy tutorial on how to make a kite from Style Me Pretty. We chose a summery fabric pallet to work with, then pulled together thin wooden dowels, kitchen string, a hot glue gun, a branch trimmer and invisible thread to work with and then bam! the staff went to work on making fabric kites for the shop. Good times were had with everyone adding this or that to the project.

IMG_1393The photos really do not give these kits justice! They are really adorable with their fabric tails and airy feel.

IMG_1416They could not have turned out better! I advise all to try making one this summer- as they are both functional and beautiful.

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kestrel + sparrow trunk show at nido

One of the many benefits of working with Quince & CO has been their trunk shows. It is always wonderful to see patterns knit up so that we can try them on, get a sense of size, color and style. It really makes it SO much easier to make informed decisions about our projects.

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For the month of June nido will have the Quince &  CO Sparrow + Kestrel trunk show at the shop so that YOU can get a good look at 13 projects made with their signature linen yarns.

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To make it easy on you, we restocked on all sparrow and kestrel colors.

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We even ordered  new-to-the-shop patterns made with sparrow and kestrel, including Hibiscus from pam Allen, an adorable tee knit up in Kestrel. One of my personal favorites!

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Be sure to pop in and see trunk show for yourself.

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I think there will be LOTS to love about this one!

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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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