Kristin Nicholas Design


Welcome to my world of color, creativity, knitting, crochet, embroidery, stitching, farming, and life! I'm Kristin Nicholas and I am so happy to have you visit. Grab a cup of coffee or a pot of tea and sit down and enjoy my colorful world.

I make things. I knit. I stitch. I paint. I make pottery. I take photos. I blog. I write books. I illustrate them. I teach (on-line and in person). 

My family and I live on our working sheep farm Leyden Glen Farm in western Massachusetts with over 300 sheep, a Border Collie named Kate, 3 guard animals - a llama named Jeremy and 2 Great Pyrenees pups named Sadie and Beau, many chickens, many cats.

You can read my blog by clicking here or on the link on the bottom of this page.

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News from Kristin's World......

You are invited to our 3rd Annual Holiday Open House Saturday and Sunday December 2 and 3 from 10 to 4. Handmade pottery by Kristin, books, notecards, Christmas ornaments, tea towels. Special guests The Kangaroo Dyer and Deborah Garner Collection. Come be inspired by our colorful home and interior decoration all gussied up for the holidays. Visit the sheep and the sheep dogs. Address: 31 Glen Road, Leyden MA 01301. We are approximately 2 hours from Boston, 1 hour from Hartford and 3 1/2 hours from NYC.  

Directions to the farm are here 

You can watch a video featuring me, my family, and our animals produced by HERE ON YOUTUBE

VIsit my new Etsy shop where I sell my colorful handmade one-of-a-kind pottery, oil paintings, and lampshades. Check it out here

Crafting a Colorful Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space with Color is the Gold Medal Winner in the Home & Garden Division of the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2015! I won an IPPY! Check it out here

My Craftsy Crewel Embroidery class called Stitch It with Wool: Crewel Embroidery is available to you - my friends - for 50% off. Click here to take the class and receive $20 off the regular price of $39.99. You can take the class anywhere anytime and forever.

NEW! Embroidery Supplies are now available here. I'm stocking my favorite linen fabric in beautiful colors, wool threads, needles and hoops. And there is a special kit that coordinates with my Craftsy Class. Check out the kits for kids. Go the the Embroidery Supplies page here.

I also teach 5 knitting classes On-Line on the CreativeBug website here.