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Spinning Tales with Vermont Fiber Folk

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We are thrilled to announce that fiber enthusiast Michael Hampton from Hampton Fiber Mill, will be joining us on Sunday November 13th from 10:00 am – noon.

Join nido as we continue to make connections between fiber farmers, spinners, natural dyers and local purveyors in our Vermont community with the next guest in our Spinning Tales with Vermont Fiber Folk series.

Michael will discuss his work at his working fiber mill in Richmond, Vermont, worsted and woolen fiber processing, sheep breeds, his work with the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association and his personal fiber journey, including his TKGA Master Knitter certification process.

Michael’s part in our fiber community, his outgoing personality and charisma make for a wonderful addition to our discussion on creating connections between farm to needle in Vermont. Mark your calendars for a morning of fiber chats through the perspective of a spinnery owner.

$5 event ticket available by cash at the door. Ticket includes donuts + coffee.

Door prizes, compliments of Michael!

Please RSVP here.

  • No experience necessary

Knitting for Beginners I

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In this three-part class, learn the basics of knitting while making your very first hat! Begin with swatching a gauge and casting on. Learn to knit and purl in the round on a circular needle. Complete by switching to double pointed needles to decrease and bind off.

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

  • No experience necessary

House Socks Class

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nido knitting instructor Betsy Freeman put together our sock 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. Enjoy knitting your first pair of socks using Quince & Co.’s Lark, a worsted weight wool perfect for Vermont winter house socks.

After this class, students will be able to work comfortably in the round on double pointed needles creating a rib, heel flap, turning the heel, picking up and creating a gusset, decreasing, and using the Kitchner stitch to graft the toe.

Students will go home with one finished sock and enough materials to create another. Our class pattern is written to accommodate four different weights of yarn, giving students the opportunity to make a traditional fingering-weight sock in the future.

*Participants must know how to cast on, bind off and knit. Purling recommended. Expect some at home knitting between classes. The September 22nd class will take place from 6-8:30 to include an extra 30 minutes for the heel.

  • Beginner

Crochet for Beginners

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In this four-part class, learn the basics of crocheting while making the perfect fall cowl. Students will learn how to chain, single crochet, and double crochet to create the puff stitch. Learn how to read a chart and line-by-line pattern.

*Please expect some at home crocheting to complete the project by the end of the class.

  • 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 students will learn new sewing skills such as piecing, sandwiching and quilting while reinforcing skills  and techniques that were taught in the first class.

  • Beginner

Make it Sew!

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Interested in widening your sewing machine skills beyond basic hemming? Join instructor June Shen-Epstein for a 4-week sewing series that will introduce beginner sewists to several new machine skills.

Students will become very comfortable threading a sewing machine, winding the bobbin, using the rotary cutting system, designing projects to their taste, and most importantly developing the skill base that will give them the foundation and confidence to move forward with solo projects.

Projects include: a drawstring bag, apron, zip pouches, a nine patch pillow and more.

  • No experience necessary

Thanksgiving Break: Kids in the Kitchen!

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Gear up for Thanksgiving cooking with our kids holiday sewing class! Students will create a gathered applique apron before lunch and will continue the sewing fun after a trip to Lake Champlain Chocolates for some well-deserved hot cocoa.

Participants will learn techniques from piecing to topstitching, while applying finishing touches to create their second project of the day, patchwork potholders. Learn how to thread and use a sewing machine and create basic stitches.

Ages 9 – 14.

  • No experience necessary

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

Me and Mom (or Dad!) Sewing

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Children ages 7 – 13 and an adult are welcomed into our studio space for a fun three-hour, learn-to sew date! Neither child or parent need any experience to attend and will be working on their own machines and will complete their own project.

  • No experience necessary

Kids Holiday Sewing Workshop

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Looking for a kids’ class full of creativity, making and fun? nido’s Kids Holiday Sewing Workshops offer beginners the basics of sewing while constructing fun projects. Learn how to thread/use a sewing machine and create basic stitches to craft holiday gifts.

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 every Tuesdsay! 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 environment, 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!