Welcome, Brooklyn Tweed Yarn + Patterns

nido is excited to announce the arrival of Brooklyn Tweed yarns + patterns to the shop!

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BT2Come check out Loft, Shelter, and Quarry in the full Brooklyn Tweed color palette. Thumb through Jared Flood’s newly released book, Woolens, for project inspiration from brioche scarves to colorwork cowls to cabled hats.

14141583_1062470870454983_8419049278150337147_nA little about Brooklyn Tweed:

Brooklyn Tweed began as a knitting blog in 2005 by Jared Flood, after his recent move to New York where he started his career in knitwear design. In 2010, the company was officially created bringing Jared’s vision of American-made wool yarns to market.

Brooklyn Tweed is a company that manufactures breed-specific yarns and supports domestic textile production right here in the USA. For example, their worsted-weight Shelter yarn comes from Wyoming Targhee-Columbia sheep, is dyed in Philadelphia and is spun in New Hampshire at Harrisville Designs.

Join nido Tuesday, October 11th from 6-8pm for the launch of Brooklyn Tweed yarns at the shop! To celebrate, we are casting on and kicking off our #ShelteredNidoKAL of Drea Renee Knits’ Sheltered Poncho. KAL’ers will enjoy 15% off materials at nido including both print and digital patterns and yarn. 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 of Drea Renee Knits, just for being apart of the fun. Thanks, Andrea!

See you all next Tuesday for an evening of Brooklyn Tweed fun!

*photos courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed

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nido is hiring!

IMG_1655If you are a friendly, crafty individual who enjoys working in a retail environment, have stellar customer service skills, are self motivated, organized and detail oriented then this could be the job for you. Applicants need to have weekend and weekday afternoon availability. Sewing and or knitting and crochet skills a plus! Anyone interested is encouraged to drop off a current resume.

No phone calls please.

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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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