earl grey mitts

I just finished knitting up the Earl Grey mitts from Swans Island. I have been looking at this pattern for a few months off and on as I love the cable pattern on the front of the mittens and the gender-neutral style of them. The Earl Grey mitts are not as long as other patterns, but they are perfect for when you just need to keep your wrists and hands warm from chilly air-conditioned work places. I hadn’t worked with Swans Island Fingering weight before, but I have had my eye on the green-grey Reindeer Moss color that came in a few months ago. I may have a minor color obsession. The mittens are knit using US size 4 needles and pattern worked up surprisingly quickly. The cable pattern was easy to memorize and the ribbing along the back helps keep them snug against the hand. The String Theory Caper sock yarn would also be a great choice for these mitts and the cashmere in the yarn would give them a little bit of added luxury.

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film in the fridge at nido

Ashley from Film in the Fridge has been dropping off quilts all week to hang and sell in the shop. This is great opportunity to see Ashley’s quilts up close and possibly add a one of a kind quilt to your wall or couch. Of course they are moving fast and we all know why! Here is a little preview of her available offerings:

Baby Triangles

Ruby Strings

Greek Isles

Ashley’s quilts will be hanging in nido all weekend. Tonight we are hosting an artist reception from 5:30 – 7:00. Hope to see you!

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road trip

Stephanie and I are on our way to Web’s today to meet Stephen West. Can’t wait to post about it. Meanwhile, stop by the shop and meet nido’s new employee Meg.

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folk modern sample pack

nido received Ellen Luckett Baker, from The Long Thread’s, latest collection, Folk Modern and is selling it off 1/2 yard pieces. Folk Modern has yet to hit the shelves and is being released this summer by Kokka. Be the first to get your hands on this spectacular collection!

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rayon challis

We are thrilled to report that nido has added Anna Maria Horner’s Field Study rayon challis  to its curated selection of fabrics offered at the shop. We snapped a bunch more photos of the new collection but our camera batteries died before we could get them transferred to our computer so this one teaser photo will have to do.

If you would like to learn more about the look, feel and how to wash and care for rayon challis, we encourage you to read Anna Maria Horner’s blog posts here and here.

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jennifer kahn jewelry at nido

This weekend nido is hosting Jennifer Kahn for its Artist Pop Up Series. Jennifer’s work is influenced by both ethnic artifacts and current fashion trends and has been THE go to accessory for women all over Burlington (and beyond!), for over a decade.

We are especially excited to preview Jennifer’s latest work as this event kicks off her 2013 season.

Support your local artists, stop by nido, meet Jenn and check out her jewelry. She will be in the shop selling her jewelry on Friday evening from 5:30 – 7:30, Saturday from 11:00 – 2:00 and Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00. There will be an artist reception on Friday from 5:30 – 7:30.

 See you there!

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I just had to share this adorable dress that Patrice, a nido friend and regular, sewed for her 6 month old grand daughter.

Made out of Heather Ross Nursery Versery, this little dress and cap are the sweetest. Thanks for bringing it in to share with us Patrice.

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washi dress

I have been on a sewing super spree over here! Just today I whipped up 2 Made By Rae Washi dresses. Must be the weather because next up is 2 Honey Girls followed by at least 3 Miz Mozelles.

What’s at the top of your pile?

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jeremy ayers pottery

nido is kicking off it’s artist pop up series tomorrow evening with Jeremy Ayers Pottery.  The series was carefully put together with the intention of show casing artists’ that share nido’s esthetic. For the next few months we will be hosting local artists, including Jeremy Ayers Pottery, Jennifer Kahn Jewelry and  Ashley’s from Film in the Fridge.

We have been a huge fan of Jeremy’s functional pottery pieces for many, MANY years and are very excited to be hosting him at the shop.

Jeremy will be selling his wares at nido Friday evening from 5:30-7:30, Saturday from 11:00-2:00 and Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00. There will be an artist reception  on Friday from 5:30-7:30. Be sure to stop by the shop and check out Jeremy’s work. We promise, you will not be disappointed!

See you at nido!

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new fat quarter bundles

We are in the process of putting together a bunch of new fat quarter bundles for the shop right now. Fat quarters are 18″ X 22″ cuts that are perfect for a wide range of projects including coasters, pic cushions, children’s assessories, a variety of tote bags, computer cases, wallets, wristlets and much, MUCH more. And let’s not forget they are brillant if you dabble in any kind of patchwork. nido’s fat quarter bundles are carefully selected fabrics put together by our staff. Playing around with fabric combinations in a shop full of fun, fresh fabrics is about as good as it gets for fabric lovers like ourselves, and we really enjoy making them.

“Spring Bicycle” is one of our currents favorite combinations.

We also are the digging “Ladybug Patch” bundle.

What do you make with fat quarters?

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