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Intro to Tapestry Weaving with 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.

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.

  • No experience necessary

My First Shawl

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nido knitting instructor Betsy Freeman put together our shawl class with a beginner knitter in mind. This is a great class to take after you have a few projects under your belt but are looking to expand your repertoire.

*Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase and bind off on their own.

  • Beginner

Learn to Knit I

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Learn how  to swatch a gauge, cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, bind off and piece together a hat in this 3 week intensive class.

*Please expect some at home knitting in order to make it through the project by the end of the class.

  • No experience necessary

Kids Camp 101 – NEW DATES ADDED!

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Looking for a kids camp this summer full of creativity, making, and fun? nido instructor June Shen-Epstein has created THE class for your beginner sewist!

Kids Camp 101 teaches the absolute beginner the basics of sewing while constructing fun projects! Participants will learn techniques from gathering and piecing to topstitching, while applying finishing touches with zippers, buttons, and elastic. Over the course of this four-day camp participants will have the chance to create:

Day one: Felt Piggy Bank, Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bags

Day two: Gathered Apron with pocket and applique

Day three: Simple Zipper Pouch, Elastic Headbands, and Bracelets

Day four: Fussy Cut Pillow

Having time to play around and sew on their own is also built into the structure of the class.

Ages 9 – 14

Space is limited to 5 participants. Please stop by the shop or give us a call to prepay and register: 802-881-0068

*$475 Kids Camp Special: this special price includes the four-day kids camp and also a new Pfaff Smarter sewing machine. Participants can take home their very own machine at the end of class and continue creating and expanding sewing skills!

** Parents drop off kids prior to class and pick up at the end. You are welcome to bring water bottles and additional snacks for your child.

  • No experience necessary

Learn to Sew I

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This class is designed with absolute beginners in mind. Come make a basic tote bag and learn how to use a sewing machine, including how to adjust tension, stitches and other basic settings.

  • No experience necessary

Learn to Sew II

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The Learn to Sew II class is the follow up class to nido’s very popular Learn to Sew I.

In this class instructor Anya Byam will cover new sewing skills such as piecing, sandwiching and quilting while reinforcing skills  and techniques that were taught in the first class.

  • Beginner

Patchwork 101

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  • Beginner

Patchwork 102

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— coming soon! —

  • Intermediate

Kids Learn to Sew

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In this class June Shen-Epstein will cover how to thread and use a sewing machine and go over basic stitches, including straight lines, zigzag and top stitches. Participants bring home a fun finished project at the end of class.

Ages 9 – 14

* Parents drop off kids prior to class and pick up at the end. You are welcome to bring water bottles and snacks for your child.

  • No experience necessary

Open Craft Night

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nido’s community craft night is THE place to be the second Tuesday of every month! Bring a project to work on, a snack to share and join us for a fun, all inspiring evening of snacking, sewing, knitting, socializing and sharing.

We open up our studio space and provide a relaxing enviornment, cutting tables, iron, ironing board, and tools. If you wish to use a sewing machine, you may either rent one of ours for $14 for the evening, or bring in your own. Sewing machines are reserved the day of the craft night, so be sure to call early if you are planning on using one!

Knitting II – Fingerless Mitts

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In this 3 part class, increase your beginner knitting skills with instructor Betsy Freeman and learn how to make a pair of fingerless mitts on double pointed needles. Light work at home should be expected from week to week to continue progress and to have your project finished by the third session.

*Please note that there is a two week break in between the 2nd and 3rd session for February break and Knitting Help Night. Participants are encouraged to attend Knitting Help Night for FREE to get questions answered and to continue to make progress with their project.

  • No experience necessary