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......

Come to our 4th Annual Holiday Open House December 1 + 2 from 10 to 4. Handmade pottery, books, notecards, tea towels, and more will be available. Special guests Deborah Garner, Gail Callahan and Alicia Hunsicker will also be selling their gorgeous handmade objects. For directions, see this page. Address - 31 Glen Road, Leyden, MA 01301

Kristin's newest book CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME is now available. Order it here and I will throw in some fun freebies and FREE shipping.

Wow! Our Farmhouse is featured on Apartment Therapy. Check it out here

Check out my newest finished project - a SCRAPPY HEXAGON CROCHET BLANKET. The free pattern is here.  

I teach FIVE knitting classes on-line on the CreativeBug website. Check out my classes here.

I also teach a Crewel Embroidery Class on the Craftsy/Bluprint website. I sell co-ordinating supplies for my Crewel Embroidery Class here on my website. 

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

Many of my designs are available as fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap via Spoonflower Printing. Click here to see the designs. There are over 20 different types of fabric and two different wallpapers (self-adhesive and needing wallpaper paste). I have over 70 different surface designs available.