Spinning Tales with Vermont Fiber Folks

We are thrilled to announce that fiber enthusiast Michael Hampton from Hampton Fiber Mill, will be joining us on Sunday November 13th from 10:00 am – noon.

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-4-17-03-pmJoin nido as we continue to make connections between fiber farmers, spinners, natural dyers and local purveyors in our Vermont community with the next guest in our Spinning Tales with Vermont Fiber Folk series.

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-4-36-57-pmMichael will discuss his work at his working fiber mill in Richmond, Vermont, worsted and woolen fiber processing, sheep breeds, his work with the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association and his personal fiber journey, including his TKGA Master Knitter certification process.

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-4-16-55-pmMichael’s part in our fiber community, his outgoing personality and charisma make for a wonderful addition to our discussion on creating connections between farm to needle in Vermont. Mark your calendars for a morning of fiber chats through the perspective of a spinnery owner.

$5 event ticket available by cash at the door. Ticket includes donuts + coffee.

Door prizes, compliments of Michael!

Please RSVP here.

*photos courtesy of Michael Hampton.

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Building Blocks Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alteration Guide

The NEW Oliver + S book, Building Block Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alterations Guide book just arrived at nido!

fullsizerender8“You don’t need to be a designer or pattern maker to create and sew the dress of your dreams. Let Liesl Gibson, founder and designer of Oliver + S sewing patterns, show you how to alter the elements of a pattern to make exactly the dress you imagine. Use the skills you learn in the book to customize other patterns as well. With these techniques, you’ll look at sewing patterns as just the starting point for your creative expression!” Woohoo, we are excited for this one!

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nido Knit-A-Long: Sheltered Poncho

Announcing nido’s fall knit-a-long, Andrea Mowry’s Sheltered Poncho!

To celebrate the launch of Brooklyn Tweed yarns and patterns at nido, we will be kicking off the #ShelteredNidoKAL.¬† We fell in love with Andrea Mowry’s Sheltered Poncho, a cozy, stylish poncho knit up in Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter, a woolen spun offering remarkable warmth and lightness.

BT6Shelter is 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia, dyed in Philadelphia and spun in New Hampshire at Harrisville Designs. We are excited to add Brooklyn Tweed yarns to the nido line-up, a company that manufactures breed-specific yarns and supports domestic textile production right here in the USA.

Join us Tuesday, October 11th from 6-8pm for our cast-on party. Pre-order your Brooklyn Tweed Shelter poncho yarn now through Tuesday, September 20th and enjoy 15% off your materials. We have the color card at the shop, so stop by to choose the perfect color for your poncho! Pick up the digital pattern + yarn at the cast on party. Come to craft night Tuesday’s from 6-8pm to share your poncho progress. The KAL will conclude Tuesday, January 10th at craft night with a group celebration in our ponchos!

All KAL participants will be in the running to receive a free pattern from Andrea Mowry, just for being apart of the fun. Thanks, Andrea!

Brooklyn Tweed will be hitting nido shelves the first week of October. Look forward to their full line of yarns, including Quarry, Shelter, and Loft. We cannot be more excited!!!

*photos courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed + Andrea Mowry of DreaReneeKnits.

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September Trunk Show: Madder II

DSC_2510DSC_3656In this follow up collection, Carrie Bostick Hoge has created another beautiful compilation of basic staples, eleven sweaters and 6 accessories. Patterns in Madder Anthology 2 showcase Quince & Co’s Puffin, Osprey and Owl, the Fibre Company’s Road to China Light, Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter and other scrumptious yarns. These pieces are designed for effortless winter knitting, using garter, stockinette and simple ribbed trims to create wearable silhouettes for wardrobe go-to’s.

DSC_1908DSC_0708Come check out the Madder Anthology 2: Simple Pleasures Trunk Show at nido now through September 20th!

*photos courtesy of NNK Press

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Pom Pom Autumn 2016 is here!

pom pom fall 16Pom Pom’s Autumn 2016 edition is here! This volume, named the Natural Dyes Issue, boasts 11 outdoor-inspired patterns all using naturally dyed yarns.

Thumb through the issue and find tutorials on how to dip dye your own ombré scarf and how to create dyeing mordants using iron and copper. Also included is a wonderful piece on Kristine Vejar, author of The Modern Natural Dyer. She breaks down some of the dyeing lingo and also talks about her preference of natural dyes.

There is a fall project for everyone in this issue, from sweaters to mitts to other beautifully designed accessories. Stop by nido and pick yours up, as this quarterly doesn’t stick around long!

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Les Fleurs

Anna Bond from Rifle Paper Co.’s debut collection Les Fleur’s is here!

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Welcome, Magpie Fibers!

Magpie’s Swanky DK has arrived!

magpieatnidoThis silky blend of superwash merino, cashmere and nylon with beautiful drape and sheen is perfect for sweaters and accessories. We have just finished Magpie’s Something Gradient Wrap and boy, is it lovely! Free pattern with purchase of yarn for the wrap. You will love working with this luxurious, squishy yarn!

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Fringe Supply CO Field bags

Fringe Supply CO Field Bags in BLUE are here at the shop – come get yours!

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Recap: Carolyn Friedlander Workshops

We had so much fun this weekend slow sewing with Carolyn Friedlander! Thank you to all those who came out for her workshops and trunk show. Such an experience learning paper piecing and hand applique from this incredibly talented, modern sewist!

IMG_5161IMG_5248 IMG_5209Carolyn’s Trunk Show Friday evening boasted many of her quilt classics and also new designs. We got a sneak peek of her new fabric collection Euclid, printed on Robert Kaufman Essex, in a rendition of her Facing East quilt. nido is excited to have all 6 Euclid prints arriving in the shop next month.

IMG_5223On Saturday, Carolyn taught one of her recent paper piecing patterns, Outhouse. The paper piecing technique allows the formation of detailed blocks that exhibit precision and character. Don’t you just love the variety of fabrics and personality of each student’s blocks?!

IMG_5234The second portion of the workshop, students created Ebb, a beginning hand applique pattern. This technique is especially desirable during those on-the-go times when you would like to be working on a project, but are not in front of a sewing machine.

IMG_5266On Sunday, Carolyn taught her Everglade hand applique pattern. With her introduction of more detailed hand applique techniques of points and curves, this full-day class created stunning blocks comprised of two layers of fabric. Pat yourselves on the back for these! Everyone’s work is amazing!

FullSizeRenderA HUGE thank you to Carolyn Friedlander for a great weekend full of slow sewing!

Keep your eyes peeled for future artist workshops at nido!

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YOTH + Magpie Fibers at nido

Thanks to all who came out for the Girls Road Trip with Yarn on the House and Magpie Fibers!

image1It was a pleasure to meet Ve and Dami! They are both so creative and knowledgeable about their craft. Such a treat to see their beautiful yarns, patterns, and samples! I have already cast on my Something Gradient Wrap and cannot put it down. Working with their yarns is incredible.

Looking forward to more adventures with those two!

And drum roll please…..

We are so excited to announce that nido is carrying their luxurious yarns in the shop! You will find YOTH’s dreamy Big Sister and Little Brother at nido in 24 gorgeous colors. Stop by the shop and check out all of the lovely colors we carry (including Mango pictured below!)

yoth yarns at nidoExpect Magpie Fibers on nido shelves in August.

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We can’t wait to see what projects you will create!

*photos courtesy of YOTH + Magpie Fibers

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