botanical knits trunk show

Autumns EndEntangled VinesIvy Trellis SocksPileOKnits4nido is hosting the Botanical Knits Trunk Show now thru April 20th.

Botanical Knits features four sweaters, a stylish cloche, a matching pair of textured socks and mittens, and a leaf-bordered wrap compliments of the incredible Alana Dakos, also known as Never Not Knitting.

We are thrilled to be hosting this show for the month of April. Come check out these nature inspired knits!

photos: NNK press + Botanical Knits

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mendocino

Mendocino from Heather Ross has arrived!

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This collection was inspired by Heather’s life spent on the rugged, and remote coastline of Northern California. Swimming Mermaids, seahorses, octopi both large and small, kelp and schools of fish round out this whimsical collection. nido has fat quarters all bundled up plus we have the Anemone Quilt & Pillow Case Quilt in stock.

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the fibre co cumbira fingering

Inspired by England’s stunning northwest region with its deep blue lakes and sheep-grazed fells and valleys, Cumbria Fingering is a lighter weight version of The Fibre Co popular Cumbria, a lustrous blend of 30% brown masham wool from rare breed sheep, 60% fine S. American merino wool, and 10% mohair. The resulting light brown-grey shade is then over dyed creating lovely deep saturated colors. Cumbria Fingering is a staple yarn, perfect for garments and accessories alike.

Arela__FRONT_COVER_TMP5673-Edit_medium2And there is beautiful pattern support! The Fell Garth in an 8 piece collection featuring  stunning sweaters, scarves and shawls out of Cumbria Fingering.

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Tamdou__FRONT_COVER_TMP6110-Edit_medium2Be sure to pop in the shop to take a peek at all the lovely colors. Shawl season is upon us!

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sweet georgia

nido now carries Sweet Georgia Tough Love sock yarn in a wide range of colorways.

Tough Love Sock is an ideal blend of warmth and strength that can stand up to your affection and abuse. Spun from 3-piles of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon, the Tough Love Sock is one of Sweet Georgia’s most popular yarns and we can see why!

 

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quick and easy knit for the man in your life

These rugged Fingerless Mitts (a FREE pattern on Ravelry!), are made with just one skein of Wing & A Prayer Farms merino/alpaca blend yarn. What have you knit for the man in your life lately?

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Quince & Co. Shawls Trunk Show

nido welcomes the Quince & Co. Shawls Trunk show to the shop!

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These shawls highlight Quince’s scrumptious wool yarns Chickadee and Lark. A few other Quince favorites, Tern and Owl, come to life in this collection, as well. Loving these patterns for Spring knitting!

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nido is hiring!

If you are a friendly, crafty individual,  who enjoys working in a retail environment, are self motivated, organized and detail oriented then this could be the job for you.

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Interested individuals should have experience working in a fast passed retail environment, have availability two afternoons a week and are available for weekend shifts. Sewing and knitting skills are not mandatory but certainly helpful. All qualified applicants are encouraged to stop by nido and drop off a current resume.

No phone calls please.

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Journey Trunk Show

IMG_2292-WEBnido is excited to host the Journey trunk show March 1-21.

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IMG_2771-WEBThis beautiful collaboration from pattern designers Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook feature some of our favorite Quince and Co. yarns: Puffin, Chickadee, Osprey, and Lark.

IMG_2809-WEBCome down to the shop now through March 21st to try on these lovely sweaters and accessories from Journey!

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Heather Jones Workshop Recap

It has only been just over a week now since Heather Jones left town and I am still bursting with creative energy in her wake! It is no big secret around here that I myself do not get a whole lot of personal sewing accomplished. After one day of learning color theory basics and new sewing techniques with Heather, I dusted off the old sewing machine, took over our dining room table and have not stopped sewing since. It feels just like old times, when sewing was EVERYTHING! It feels great!

DS4A1994(1)nido’s special Linework and Design Workshop with Heather was wonderful. Heather told us about her personal journey with sewing and how she started off as a painter. Her stories behind her quilts are simple yet engaging. Everything was very tangible and I too, felt so incredibly inspired by her creative muses.DS4A1792There were 19 participants all with various levels of sewing under their belts. Everyone worked with their own color palette. I think it was a bit challenging and different for everyone to be working with only solids! It challenged us in a different way and had us discussing color values.

DS4A1919The Firehouse Gallery could not have been a better setting with it’s large layout and windows overlooking Church Street. Everyone went to work and completed a 16 X 16 mini linework piece.

DS4A2018Jessica Sipe was able to join us for a bit and captured some photos of all of us. It was truly an amazing day!

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If you were unable to make it to the Linework + Design Workshop with Heather Jones, be sure to check out our next special workshop with Carolyn Friedlander.

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Spinning Tales with Vermont Fiber Folk

nido is bringing the conversation to you. Fiber farmers, spinners, natural dyers and local purveyors will be discussing their stories with us Sunday mornings this spring, making connections between farm to needle.

Tammy-holding-fleece-with-overalls-onJoin nido and the incredible Tammy White, from Wing and A Prayer Farm, Sunday, March 6th from 10am to 12 noon to learn all about her working fiber farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont. $5 event ticket available by cash at the door.

Tammy will share how to get the most from breed specific yarn farming, starting your own dye garden and sustainable wool dye methods.

Tammy is mom to 3 young adults, and shepherdess and proprietress of Wing & A Prayer Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont where her fiber flock consists of 6 Alpacas, 13 Angora Goats, and 50 Shetland, Merino, Cormo & Cotswold sheep. She harvests their fiber to be processed locally and hand dyes with natural extractions derived from foraged and farmed materials. Her passions include tending to her flocks and gardens, leading educational farm tours and baking up a storm in her 4-oven farm kitchen.

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Please join us in learning how this incredible woman does it all! nido will be serving pie from Tammy’s kitchen and will have coffee and tea to drink. We are asking that people RSVP here so that we can get a feel for numbers.

*photos courtesy of Wing and A Prayer

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