nido’s holiday gift guide

At nido, we are busy crafting and creating our gifts for loved ones. Megan is working on her third sweater (she is rocking it!) while Steph just completed a couple of hats. One of those hats being for Gene, our fearless UPS Delivery Man! Using Quince and Co. Osprey, she knit the Simple Hat from the Home & Away book.


Need any last minute inspiration for gifts or projects?


Look no further than nido’s Staff Picks Holiday Gift Guide!


Stephanie’s Pick: Ashford weaving loom + weaving kit. We all know Stephanie’s love for knitting sweaters, but in the new year she is hoping to experiment with weaving!



Melissa’s Pick: nido’s newest shipment of Mammoth Flannel is calling Melissa’s name. She hopes to sew up some comfy P.J.’s using Grainline Stuido’s “Lakeside” pattern.



Staffer Megan would like to make the Butte sweater out of Quince and Co. Puffin. And naturally, she would love a ball winder so she can wind all that yarn!


*photo courtesy of Quince and Co.


Kaitlin would love to attend the Heath Jones Workshop at nido February 6th. She hopes to take her first quilting workshop this year! After recently joining the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild (VTMQG), she has been inspired to quilt, quilt, quilt!

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*photo courtesy of heather jones studio.



Mollie has been inspired by the Mary Flannagan Textured Felted Wool Bundles! She would love to make Purl Soho’s Patchwork Quillow.


*photo courtesy of purl soho.


Merry Making to all!


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Special Hours Sunday, December 6th



nido will be open 10:00 – 8:00 today, Saturday, December 5th,  for all of your crafty needs.

Sunday, we will be open 12:00 – 3:30; closing early for a special Holiday Wreath Making class with Nectar & Root.
Be sure to check out our new classes and special workshops listed on our website.
Happy Merry Making!

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trunk show: tundra collection

Stop by nido now through December 15th to check out the lovely pieces from the Kelbourne Woolens Tundra Collection Trunk Show.


From cowls and infinity scarves to cabled mitts and hats, these patterns are PERFECT last minute gift making projects.


Tundra is a 2-ply bulky weight blend of baby alpaca, merino and silk. YES, this yarn is incredibly soft and buttery.



Patterns + yarn are available in the shop. Stop by for some quick and fun gift making inspiration!

*photos courtesy of Kelbourne Woolens

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announcing: heather jones workshop at nido

nido is excited to announce our next artist collaboration, welcoming Heather Jones for a day of color theory and sewing!

Improvisational Linework and Design

$165 *includes catered lunch

Saturday February 6th 10:00 am – 5:00pm

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In this workshop Heather will teach you how to create improvisationally pieced blocks that are a study in linework and the formation of secondary patterns. Using solid fabrics in a range of values and colors, you will create a modern take on traditional string blocks using an intuitive creative process. An added benefit of this technique is that it produces completely unique, one of a kind blocks with a strong graphic quality, and Heather will discuss how fabric placement and color choices affect the design of the block. Students will finish the class with a number of completed blocks that can be used in small patchwork projects or as the beginning of a larger quilt.

Students will:

  • engage in intuitive design
  • learn how to construct improvisational linework blocks
  • learn how fabric placement and color choices affect design
  • learn basics about color theory, including value and hue, saturation and intensity
  • learn how to give a modern spin to a traditional block


improvisational linework and design workshop sample by heather jones


1 yard solid neutral cotton

½ yard of another solid neutral that is a variation of the first color. For example, bright white and cream.

½ yard EACH of three different values of the same color (light tone, medium tone, dark tone) for a total of 1½ yards of this color. For example, ½ yard light blue, ½ yard medium blue, and ½ yard dark blue.

¼ yard of a solid contrast color—can be another version of the other color, an analogous color, a complementary color, etc.

your sewing machine

coordinating thread

fabric scissors


6” x 24” or 6” x 12” quilting ruler

4 ½” x 4 ½” square ruler (optional)

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We are excited beyond measure to have such a talednted crafter join us this winter! Heather’s work  is the epitome of modern, taking traditional work and using color to tell a different story. In her book Quilting Local,  she creatively uses surrounding structures for new pattern inspiration. Be sure to sign up in advance as space is limited and this special workshop is sure to fill up fast.

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Quilt photos courtesy of Heather Jones. 

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shop small 2015

Visit nido THIS Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for some great SHOP SMALL offers.


Online and at our Brick and Mortar shop:

25% off quilting cotton and cotton jersey fabric purchases over $50. 

Offer good for yard increments only. Enter coupon code: shopsmall15

Celebrating Sweater Season!

Take 20% off your in-store special order* of Quince and Co. yarn.

*20% off special orders of 5 skeins or more in same color way of Quince and Co. yarn.

Call the shop or stop in for details.


(butte sweater photo courtesy of quince and co.)


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giving thanks

Thank you to our incredible community of makers and crafters!  Your friendship, support and talents continue to inspire us year after year.


nido will be open Wednesday November 25th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and will reopen Friday November 27th for our shop small deals and steals!

Enjoy your holiday!

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vermont winter hat collection

Time to dig into those boxes of winter goods and get them washed and ready for colder weather! Hat season is definitely in full swing in the northeast and nothing beats handmade. Below is a photo I snapped of my friends hat collection that she has knit over the years for her boys. Loved seeing them all laid out.IMG_2906

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rhinebeck sheep + wool festival


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!


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


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.



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.



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


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! 

Baby Quilt 1

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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staff project: Melissa’s Flax Pullover!

nido’s Melissa finished knitting her first sweater! WAHOOOO!

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She knit her son the Tin Can Knits’ Flax Pullover out of Swan’s Island Natural Colors Worsted. She loved working with a worsted weight yarn and taking creative liberties with the yellow and green striping! She has already started her next sweater for her daughter, the Cradle Cardigan, in Quince and Co. Chickadee.

melissa first sweater jonah

Such a cutie. Looking forward to more of Melissa’s knitting adventures!

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