Craft Night Update

No craft night this week – see you Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017  from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for our next get together.

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Winter Hours

nido is OPEN normal business hours on Monday, December 26th. Stop by and pick out your next project with us.

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Custom Weaving Packs

fullsizerender13nido staffers have put together combinations of various weights + colors of our yarns to make the most adorable waving packs around. Perfect for a quick last minute project or great as a gift. New to weaving? No problem, we also carry Ashford Looms, sheds, shuttles + warp thread to boot. Stop by and get started today!

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Merry Making!

Here are some great, gift-making ideas from us to you. Easy to make, lickety-split!

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State Street Cowl
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Cast on this quick knit with Quince & Co.’s Puffin, a bulky weight all-American wool that shines in this textured pattern.

With over 20 colors in stock, this cowl can be made as a statement piece or an everyday staple.

quince-co-state-street-cowl-pam-allen-puffin-owl-2sq_1024x1024Open Wide Zipper Pouches
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Noodlehead’s Open Wide Zipper Pouches are a favorite go-to sew. Using less than a half-yard of fabric, they work up beautifully in quilting cottons, Essex Yarn Dyed, and leather.

For all of your project needs, shop our selection of quilting cotton fabrics at $8.95/yard* in-store and online. *whole continuous yards only.

wide-open-pouches4*photos courtesy of Quince & Co. + Noodlehead

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Nani Iro Flannel + Brushed Twill

We are in the thick of the crazy holiday making that always picks up right after Thanksgiving BUT wanted to share a couple of snaps of some of the new fabric at nido.

fullsizerender9Yep. You read it correctly, Nani Iro flannel and brushed cotton twill. We are in love with this soft, warm fabric. Come check it out for yourself!

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Shop Small 2016

img_6796Thank you for keeping it local and supporting nido. We are grateful each and every year that we are able to be part of this vibrant community of crafters. Stop by the shop Black Friday + Small Business Saturday as we celebrate the handmade with great SHOP SMALL offers on yarn + fabric!

Online and at our Brick and Mortar shop: ALL quilting cottons are $8.95* *Excludes Organics + Batiks.

Take 15% off your in-store purchase of Brooklyn Tweed yarn.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Trunk Show: Quince & Co. Crochet 2016

Come check out the Quince & Co. Crochet 2016 Trunk Show at nido now through November 30th. This beautiful show features all 5 pieces from Quince’s Crochet Week + two bonus accessories: the Pamela Collar and the Gated Shawl.

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*photos courtesy of Quince & Co.

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Holiday 2016 Hours

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Wednesday November 23rd:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thanksgiving Day : CLOSED

Black Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Small Business Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Christmas Eve: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Christmas Day: CLOSED

New Years Eve: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

New Years Day: CLOSED

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Libs Elliott Lecture + Workshop

weightoflove_wallnido welcomes modern quilting designer, Libs Elliott, to Burlington to discuss Quilting with Code and to teach our community of crafters her Weight of Love Workshop.

Libs Elliott is a textile designer exploring the intersection of technology and traditional craft by using generative design to build handmade quilts.

libs-6Her quilts are randomly designed using a programming language called Processing. The project began in 2012 as a collaboration with designer and technologist, Joshua Davis (joshuadavis.com), who provided the original code framework. Using Processing allows Libs to quickly edit the code and generate random compositions from simple geometric and traditional quilt block shapes.

This ongoing project is an exploration in how modern technology can transform a traditional and tactile craft into modern functional art without abandoning the inherent pleasures of handcrafted products.

libs-unity-quiltLibs explains, “Many of us have become accustomed to identical mass-produced goods, but I believe many of us also crave personalized objects that communicate our individual identities.”

Her goal is to underline the importance of craft as art in our contemporary age by producing bespoke modern heirlooms – just like quilts from a century ago, these are pieces that can be passed down through generations.

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Libs will be giving a lecture held at the Fire House Gallery discussing her ongoing exploration of how technology can transform a traditional craft into modern, functional art. She will show examples of her work and give attendees a peek into her process.

She will also be holding a one day workshop on her Weight of Love quilt pattern. The Weight of Love pattern is exclusive to participants who take the workshop with Libs. It is a pattern made up of hex, half-hex and equilateral triangle pieces and was designed randomly using Processing Code. Participants will customize and create their own Weight of Love with selections of solids and prints using the Y-seam piecing method.

The details:

Weight of Love Workshop
Saturday, April 1st
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
$180* includes a catered one-hour lunch break

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Quilting with Code Lecture
Friday, March 31st
6:30 pm – 7:30pm

$8 cash at door

Please RSVP for the lecture here.

Both the lecture and the workshop are being held at The BCA Firehouse Gallery.

Space is limited so please stop by the shop or give us a call to prepay and register. 802-881-0068

*photos courtesy of Libs Elliott

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Trunk Show: Quince & Co. Tern 2016

quince-co-andromeda-pam-allen-knitting-pattern-tern-5_medium2quince-co-capella-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-tern-5sq_3c8be75b-bc21-45cf-8870-dffc7c47a7e7_1024x1024quince-co-carina-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-tern-5_medium2quince-co-sidra-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-tern-5_medium2Stop by the shop to try on the Quince & Co. Tern 2016 collection! Tern, a fingering-weight blend of wool and tussah silk, leaves garments soft and drapey with incredible stitch definition. These all-season sweaters form a lovely collection of transitional lightweight pieces. Try on all 5 designs, including a beautiful lace shawl Capella, generous in size, that is great for indoor winter wear. Show is in the shop now through November 7th.

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