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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Spinning Tales Recap with Handmade & Woolen

A big thank you to Jennie + Devon from Handmade & Woolen for stopping by to share their stories of becoming videopodcasters as apart of our Spinning Tales with Fiber Folk series.

Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 5.28.14 PMWe learned all about the beginnings of their fiber careers in NYC, to finding their new home in Vermont, to the evolution of Handmade & Woolen videocast. We related to so much of what they shared and left feeling inspired to get creating!

This husband + wife team has submersed themselves in all things fiber from knitting, spinning, weaving, shearing and sewing to learning about sheep breeds with plans to have their own flock in the not-so-distant future.

Devon is one of the co-creators behind Rib magazine, a magazine for men and those who knit for them. He previewed samples from the upcoming issue of Rib Magazine releasing in June, that they are shooting next weekend in beautiful Boston.

Jennie has a self-imposed project to create a completely handmade wardrobe by 2020. (So awesome, right?!). Podcasters can get involved in the fun, too, through Handmade & Woolen’s Natural Wardrobe Make-A-Long. This MAL features a quarterly goal of either sewing or knitting wardrobe garments without the use of synthetic materials. You can tune in to hear her weekly progress towards this goal, and learn about other projects and diber happenings both are involved with.

Looking ahead, the fiber duo hopes to bring more attention to wool support in the US. In Rib, Devon hopes to showcase softer natural wool from down breeds and historic US breeds.

Thanks again you two. It was really wonderful hosting you at the shop and having you share your stories with our community.

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Madelinetosh, hooray!

madtoshdkOur latest, long-awaited Madelinetosh DK shipment has arrived in 45 sumptuous colors. This superwash merino is perfect for baby projects, accessories and more. These small batch, curated colors are dyed with care on wholesome, ethically sourced wools. Swing by to see the rainbow of blues, pinks, greens + speckles!

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Winter Storm Approaching

FullSizeRender(17)Due to the winter storm, nido will be  closing early tomorrow, Tuesday March 14th and our weekly craft night is CANCELED. Our hours for the next couple of days are as follows:

Monday March 13th 10:00 am – 6:00pm

Tuesday March 14th 10:00 am – 3:00pm (closing early + craft night canceled)

Wednesday March 15th noon – 6:00pm (opening late)

Be safe + have fun out there!

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June’s Luxe Market Tote

Luxe Market Tote 2We LOVE June Shen Epstein’s latest & greatest tote pattern! She will be teaching six lucky participants how to step-by-step construct her newest bag design, the Luxe Market Tote. Learn everything from pattern cutting basics to inserting a zipper and pockets to adding finishing touches with leather handles.

Call the shop or stop by to sign up for June’s class, Sunday April 9th from 9:00 am – 1:00pm. While you are here, check out our samples of her tote. Congrats to June on this beautiful pattern!

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Pom Pom Spring 2017 is here!

pompomspring2017The latest Pom Pom Quarterly has hit nido shelves! Swing on by to pick up your copy featuring spring weather shawls and sweaters. (Not to mention a pretty and practical knit market bag, complete with removable leather handles, yes!!). Pom Pom’s Spring 2017 issue does not disappoint.

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Support Our Girls!

FullSizeRender (1)Champlain Islands Girl Scout Troop will be selling their famous cookies at the shop this Saturday, February 25th from 12-2pm. If you haven’t snagged your favorites, now is the time to come out and show your support.FullSizeRender (2)

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Quilts for Québec

house blockCalling ALL quilters!

The Montreal + Vermont Modern Quilt Guilds are collecting house blocks to create quilts for those affected by this week’s tragic events in Québec City.

We hope these quilts will send comfort to recipients + support in their time of need.

nido will be a drop-off location for these blocks through February 11th when they will be sent up to Montreal to be made into quilts. Project information + patterns can be found here.

Let’s pull together to show love + support for our neighbors to the north.

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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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February Trunk Show: Botanical Knits 2

Forest Foliage 2Flourish 1Sprig NewIvy Trellis FullTwigs and Willows Mitts 2

In this follow up collection, traveling cables, organic textured stitches, and lacy stitch patterns make a reappearance in 12 new nature inspired designs.

Come check out the Botanical Knits 2 Trunk Show at nido now through February 20th.

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