happy valentine’s day

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wool hearts

Simple enough to do just in time for Valentine’s Day! Full tutorial at Design Sponge.

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echino winter 2012

A new shipment of echino just arrived. In addition to the popular “Bucks” print in mustard, we have the “Insect” print in natural (my personal favorite!), as well as the “Cheater” in pink and the “Acadia Forest” in mint. More is on its way.  Come check what’s new and nido.

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learn to sew

There are a few spots available in tomorrow’s Learn to Sew class. Now is THE time to dust off your sewing machine, learn a few tricks of the trade and create all of those projects you’ve been dreaming about.

Stop by the shop or give us a call to sign up.  802.881.0068

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umbrella prints trimmings

Did you know that nido now carries Umbrella Prints Trimmings? Designed in Australia, these sweet little packets of goodness are sure to inspire you!

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favorite accessory


My current favorite accessory is the Wishbone Mittens from Swans Island. Both Stephanie and I are sporting a pair this year for our new winter mitts. nido carries a ton of Swans Island colors in fingering, worsted and bulky weights, as well as their patterns. We, (as in Stephanie), have knit up several of the patterns as shop samples so come on in, get a dose of inspiration and start knitting YOUR new favorite accessory!

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40% off y’all

We are doing a little winter cleaning here at nido and have put all of our home decor weight fabrics on sale for 40% off. And we didn’t stop there! Tons of knitting and sewing patterns have been marked down as well. Stop in to say hello and check out the sale for yourself, it shouldn’t be missed.


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holiday hours

Wednesday December 19th 10:00-6:00

Thursday December 20th 10:00-6:00

Friday December 21st 10:00-6:00

Saturday December 22nd 10:-00-6:00

Sunday December 23rd 11:00-4:00

Christmas Eve  CLOSED

Christmas Day CLOSED

New Years Eve 10:00-4:00

New Years Day CLOSED


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stuffed toys

By: Stephanie

As we get further into the holiday season, I keep thinking about quick projects that I can give as gifts but that will also use up some of my copious leftovers yarn from past projects. I think I have discovered the perfect gift that fulfills both requirements for all of the children and children at heart on my holiday crafting list. I love making the Ysolda Teague’s stuffed toys.

We have Elijah and Sophie made up in the shop and they each took less than 8 hours to make. Elijah was made from some worsted weight Swans Island yarn plus some Mountain Mohair leftovers. Sophie used the same Mountain Mohair that I used to make Elijah. Together, they both took less than a bag of poly-fill.  I have also seen some great ideas on the Internet for lavender and rosemary additions to the fill that would make the gift extra special. The toys are knit in the round and stuffed with the fill as you go. They are perfect set down and pick up project as well, which is always a plus during holiday preparation. The pattern instructions are wonderful in showing where the limbs and ears should be picked up and knit, so the guess work that can lead to unique looking toys is taken away.

Keep checking in with us for fun, fast holiday projects!

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snack & sew tutu

Have you had a chance to join us for Snack & Sew yet? Here at nido we have been having a great time with this potluck craft-along, held the second Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m.  Participants bring a dish to share and a project they’d like to dedicate an evening to working on.  At the December 11th Snack & Sew, we will be offering the chance to make a fancy tutu to outfit the fairy princess at your house. A $15 dollar fee covers the cost of materials for one tutu, and sewing machines are available for the first six people to sign up, although you are welcome to tote your own machine along as well.  Call the shop to reserve a space today!


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