rhinebeck sheep + wool festival

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New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY, also commonly referred to as “Rhinebeck,” is an incredible wool fest taking place every third weekend in October. Two jam-packed days of fiber vendors, workshops, artwork, livestock, and fall colors!

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This was an incredible Rhinebeck, not only because it was nido’s first visit, but Fall was at its peak. Oh, the leaves!

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First stop: PomPom Quarterly Magazine

The incredible Olga Buraya-Kefelian was on hand sharing her new Suffragette cloche pattern from the upcoming Winter 2015 PomPom Issue. Getting to thumb through the new issue was a treat.

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Incredible time meeting some great fiber artists from across the country, including, A Verb for Keeping Warms Kristine Vejar whose book, The Modern Natural Dyer is AMAZING.

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Somehow we made it out of there with out purchasing TOO much yarn. A favorite vendor was Catskill Merino Yarn. 

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Definitely looking forward to returning next year!

 

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charm pack baby quilt

Thanks to Brita for sharing her Cotton + Steel charm pack baby quilt! 

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Brita paired One Cotton + Steel Mochi 5 X 5 charm pack designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale with Robert Kaufman Chambray Dots in Indigo to create this gender neutral baby quilt for her first grandchild. This was also her first time free-motion quilting. SO lovely!

*photo credit: Brita

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quince and co. sparrow and kestrel trunk show

Now through November 20th, nido will be hosting the Quince and Co. Sparrow and Kestrel linen trunks shows!

Kestrel is a heavy worsted/aran weight linen yarn and Sparrow is a fingering weight.
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yarrow in kestrel by pam allen / kestrel 2015 collection 

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peony in kestrel by pam allen / kestrel 2015 collection

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azalea tank in sparrow by pam allen / sparrow 2015 collection

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hibiscus in kestrel by pam allen / kestrel 2015 collection 

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forsythia in sparrow by pam allen / sparrow 2015 collection

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petunia in sparrow by pam allen / sparrow 2015 collection 

These garments are so beauteous. Can’t get enough of that drape.

Come down to the shop and try on these lovelies!

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recap: april rhodes weaving workshop

Most of you know April Rhodes for her pattern and fabric designer reputation but these days the Ohio based designer is branching out and exploring her love of weaving.

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We were lucky enough to host April for an Intro to Weaving Workshop held at the Burlington Firehouse Gallery in late September.

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April explains weaving as an ancient art form that explores the use of fiber, color and texture. She enjoys the the slow rhythm and meditative quality of weaving and encourages people to slow down and enjoy the process.

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Participants learned the fundamentals of tapestry weaving while creating their very own piece of unique hanging art.

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Each weaving was created out of 1 of 3 color ways offered for the workshop but no two weavings were alike.

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One of my favorite parts of the workshop was watching everyone’s weaving change shape and unfold.

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It was great spending the day learning rya knots and fishbone weaves from the inspirational April. AND creating our very own piece of wall art to top it off!

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What an incredible group!

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A big thanks to April and all who participated in the workshop. For those of you who missed it but are interested in picking up weaving, nido is now stocking all weaving supplies including Ashford lap looms, roving, cones of cotton warp, and more weaving yarn packs!

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vermont state homes features nido!

Over on Vermont State Homes today, a spotlight on nido! check it out here.

Thanks for the write up and check out some of their other great local features.

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We were recently featured in an article, “Stop By and Get Inspired!”. If you’re interested in Vermont Real Estate, check out what they have to offer for Burlington, VT Homes for Sale.

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extended nido fall + winter hours

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday , Friday, Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 We look forward to seeing the fun and exciting projects you are going to create this fall!

*photo from Schoolhouse Electric

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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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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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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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