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Let Halcyon Yarn help you get going on your holiday gifts with suggestions from our handy gift guide! In no time at all you can identify that perfect gift for the fiber lovers in your life or browse at your leisure and create your own wish list to share with friends and family. Creating a wish list is easy.  Check out our how to post.

As an added bonus, share your custom wish list before December 1, 2014 via email, social media, public blog or website and you could even Win-Your-Wishlist

PLUS, earn up to 10% back in Halcyon Dollars to use in April, 2015.

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The response to the Ethereal Woven Cowl has been tremendous. Its pristine tonal white beauty and weightlessness has certainly captivated our customers. But if you’re not yet hooked on the classic natural look, we’re here to show you a version that’s just to “dye” for.


That’s right, the Ethereal Woven Cowl can be magically transformed with dye. One night over the weekend my Ethereal Woven Cowl, my crockpot (reserved just for dyeing) and  Country Classic Dyes for protein fibers in deep orchid got together! The results are gorgeous. Eileen, our lovely original model, graciously agreed to be photographed in the colored version. As she sat for our impromptu photo shoot she said “this is just delicious”. I have to agree. I’m in love with the fabric and so disappointed the warp yarn is no longer being manufactured. So make sure you’re one of the lucky one’s who gets to experience this cowl first hand by ordering your kit today (before they’re sold out).


For those of you new to dyeing, I’m here to tell you it couldn’t be easier. Check out Twin Willows Farm’s post for single color crock pot dyeing to see just how easy.

Psst… don’t have a rigid heddle loom yet?

Don’t miss out on the fun: check out our rigid heddle loom guide. Rigid heddle projects are perfect for the holidays, fun, easy, and crowd-pleasers for visiting with relatives! They all come with accessories such that you can thread your first project out of the box.

Want an even easier way to get started?

Here are some one-click no-stress way to get started affordably. These rigid heddle looms come with a threading hook, shuttle, and are ready to weave, but need the 12 dent heddle that is called for in the Ethereal Cowl pattern. These links allow you to add everything with one click!

Remember, you’ll get free shipping on these rigid heddle orders, as well as up to 10% back to spend in April!

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Introducing the new Make-It-Your-Own Skarf Kit. Knit a striped scarf in a few hours! No knitting experience necessary. The kit’s knitting peg loom makes knitting scarves super easy. Great for ages 6 – 95. Complete step by step instructions enables you to make it your own by placing the stripes wherever you want. Worried you’ll still need a little extra help? Never fear. On-line video tutorials are available.

Contemporary boxed packaging creates a great presentation. An ideal gift for the crafters in your life, both young and old.

Available in 4 colors:  Make Your Own Skarf Kit - Blue/Grey , Make Your Own Skarf Kit - Lime/Green , Make Your Own Skarf Kit - Pink Glitter , Make Your Own Skarf Kit - Rose/Pink ,

Kit includes: 34 peg wood loom, yarn, instructions, knit and crochet hook and darning needle. Makes a scarf or cowl 50″ long.

Fun addition: Add a couple of balls of   Noro Silk Garden to generate excitement! A great self-striping silky-mohair just-right for scarf making delight!


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Add a bit of sparkle to your winter wardrobe with the new Inspire Hat Kit. With its subtly sequined yarn, this quick to knit hat will appeal to the little princess in everyone. After all, who doesn’t like a little “bling”. Beth’s daughter Gracious certainly does. She gave the hat an emphatic thumbs up. Each kit comes complete with yarn, pom-pom and knitting instructions (inside the label) all for the amazingly low price of $12.95. Inspire 2725

At that price you can afford to make one for all the ladies on your gift list. Available in 4 colors:

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The Romney Ridge Farm 2015 Calendar is hot off the press. Be the first to get your copy. Each year Kelly Corbett of Romney Ridge Farm, a Maine farm just across the river from us here at Halcyon Yarn, produces a limited number of enchanting calendars. Its arrival at the shop is a rite of passage. We’re always eager to see which charming faces from the farm will grace its pages. This year’s cast of characters is as engaging as ever. Whether it’s Millie O’Toolie in all her wooly goodness or the sweet little lamb, Pixie, these animals will steal your heart.


Order your copy before they’re sold out. Makes a terrific holiday gift for any fiber fanatic or animal lover. Calendar is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/25″ and opens to 8 1/2″ x 11″.

Psst… Did you know Romney Ridge Farm is another Maine company Halcyon Yarn is proud to support. They are the source behind some of our most popular character needle felting kits. So cute and perfect for those new to needle felting. The hardest part is choosing!



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Not a tremendous amount of detail, but it looks like this poet-turned-weaver has patented (in India) a compact loom that he uses to weave very complicated sarees, while also finding inspiration for his poetry.


Closer to home, some beautiful work from another poet-weaver. It seems that poetic thinking and weaving are related?



Looks like knitting needles are “OK” by the TSA, good news for those traveling these holidays. Additional tips for knitting on planes here.


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Introducing the Ethereal Woven Cowl, a gossamer weight woven infinity scarf as pure and clean as the driven snow. So light and airy you’ll hardly know you’re wearing anything. Its tonal white beauty is created by combining a natural white extra fine merino boucle in the warp with a winter white lace weight superkid mohair and silk blend in the weft. A simple plain weave structure, ideal for the rigid heddle, creates a woven fabric epitomizing timeless elegance. It’s weightless warmth you’ll love to wear indoors or out.

You’ll love the simplicity of the structure and the beauty of the finished project. It’s easily woven in a weekend. So pick up a kit to weave a gorgeous gift for a friend or loved one or give the kit as a gift to your favorite weaver. The Ethereal Cowl Kit is a limited edition. Unfortunately the warp yarn is no longer being manufactured. So get it while you can. You won’t be disappointed.

Requires a 2-shaft loom with at a 10″ weaving width, sett at 12 epi. Approximately 8″ wide with 54″ circumference. Available in white only.


Need help coming up with that perfect gift? Want something that will be appreciated and most importantly used by the fiber lover in your life? A Halcyon Yarn Gift Certificate is the perfect choice. Better yet, from now until the end of 2014, your gift recipient could receive a little something extra. For every $50 in gift certificates (per person), your gift recipient will receive a *$5 Halcyon Dollars Coupon to be used in April of 2015. The bigger the gift certificate the greater the Halcyon Dollars. For example, a $200 gift certificate will earn $20 Halcyon Dollars. Think of it as a gift for now and a gift for later.

So easy to order and so easy to use. Have your Halcyon Yarn Gift Certificate sent directly to the recipient or to you. If you prefer we can even e-mail. Gift certificates from Halcyon Yarn never expire. Perfect for all special occasions.

If ordering your gift certificate on-line please specify in the comment line at check out, the recipient and if you’d like a special message.

Want to pair your gift certificate with a little extra something? Check out our gift guide.

*The coupon(s) will ship directly to the specified shipping address.

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