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You’re invited to Halcyon Yarn’s Annual Open House sale and celebration!

That’s right, it happens just once a year. It’s a day filled with discounts, demos and fiber fun. *Save on all your purchases Saturday, October 10th, 2015, here at the shop or on-line with the code “OPEN2015″. Read on to find out all the details.


Visit the store during our regular retail hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm to enjoy the festivities in person, or shop on-line and receive the Open House discount until midnight EST using code “OPEN2015″.

Discounts of 10% to 25%*

You’ll save a minimum of 10% on in-store and online purchases… So everyone can be assured of savings! But that’s not all – to add some mystery and excitement, all purchases are part of a “discount drawing”, where some lucky customers will receive additional savings, up to a total of 25% off! This is an old-fashioned drawing. Picking is fun!

Which discount will you receive?

  • In-Store: For in-store customers it’s simple: draw a “discount ticket” at checkout and it’ll show your discount.
  • On-Line: To participate online, enter the code “OPEN2015″ as a discount code when checking out on Saturday, October 10th, 2015. You’ll see a 10% discount in the cart to get you started – but here’s the best part – your discount might be greater. We will draw your “discount ticket” for you when we process your order. That’s right, we’ll close our eyes and pick a discount ticket… Of course, we’ll only charge your card after drawing your discount ticket.

*Offer does not apply to bulk price 3, floor looms, gift certificates and special orders.

What’s Happening at the Store

The shop will be filled with demonstrators showcasing different fiber arts such as weaving, spinning, rug hooking, crocheting and felting. All sale yarns and books will be further reduced for extra savings. *Plus, all purchases that day will receive an additional discount of 10%-25% off. It’s a great time to stock up for cool weather and holiday projects and see the latest ideas and new yarns.

Here’s who and what you’ll see…

  • Marianne Dubois – felted jewelry
  • Jessica Peill-Meininghaus – book signing for The Gnome Project, needle felting
  • Sybil Shiland – floor loom weaving
  • Eileen Antell – lucet braiding
  • Linda Clutterbuck – spinning
  • Susan Watson – locker hooking
  • Susan Perrine – multi-media, tape loom weaving
  • Sherry Cochran – rigid heddle weaving
  • The Tuesday Twisted Spinsters – Halcyon Yarn’s Tuesday spinning group
  • Liz Stoyko – rug hooking
  • Elaine O’Donal – tatting
  • Annalee Rose – crochet

Fun in Bath

Our great city of Bath will be hosting its annual Autumnfest. Downtown Bath will come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of autumn. So come to our Annual Halcyon Yarn Open House and make a day. It’s fun for the whole family!

*Offer does not apply to bulk price 3, floor looms, gift certificates and special orders.

Come celebrate with us this Saturday, October 10th from 9am-4pm at Halcyon Yarn’s Annual Open House. It comes just once a year. You don’t want to miss it!



All day we’ll have fiber art demonstrations, free refreshments, and big savings on nearly everything in the store! All of our regular inventory is discounted from *10%-25% off, plus you’ll find many great items at even greater discounts. It’s free and open to everyone. Fun for all ages!

Columbus Day weekend is also the Autumnfest celebration here in Bath so it’s a great weekend to visit our beautiful downtown for sales and celebrations citywide. More Autumnfest details can be found here:

*Offer does not apply to bulk price 3, floor looms, gift certificates and special orders.


Fall is a great time to jump into a new fiber activity or hone the skills you already have.  Halcyon Yarn offers a great variety of classes – some meet just a few hours and some multiple days.  All are a great way to develop your skills, learn how to use different materials and make new fiber friends.

Sign-up for a class during our Annual Open House on Saturday October 10th and you’ll receive at least *10% off with a chance to save more! Take advantage of this opportunity to save.

We’ve highlighted several up coming classes (click through for full details), but be sure to check out our complete offerings on-line!

Hook Your Pet  taught by Liz Stoyko starts Saturday, October 17 and meets three times.  Take a favorite picture of your pet and transform it into a lovely finished hooked pillow under Liz’s guidance.

Begin To Spin – Part II is taught by Master Spinner Linda Clutterbuck.  It will meet one time on Saturday, October 24.  Linda will help you reach a new level of success with your spinning: learn to spin exactly the yarn you want.

Knit Your 1st Sweater with Debra Foster is a great way to jump into a whole sweater project with guidance and the fun of a class.  Knit along learning new techniques and skills over a 5 week period, meeting 4 times. Make a sweater you will be proud of.  Knit Your 1st Sweater meets Sunday afternoons October 18, 25, November 8 & 15.

Building Blocks is another skill building class.  Each meeting you will jump into a new knitting pattern all the time developing skills in reading patterns and understanding stitch structure.  At the end of the class you will have several knitted squares you can put together to create a lovely afghan / throw.  Deb Foster teaches this class.  It meets Wednesday evenings October 14 – November 18.

Noodling With Nuno with Marianne Dubois on Saturday November 14 will find you creating a lovely silk and wool nuno scarf while learning many skills and nuances of wet felting and nuno felting.  At the end of class take home a finished nuno scarf – for yourself or a wonderful gift for someone special.  All materials are included in the class fee.

In Change It  Quinn Blaiklock will guide you taking a pattern that has caught your eye and helping you adapt it / change it to exactly what you want.  Quinn will show you all kinds of ways to ‘make your sweater your own’.

*You must register on-line or in person on Saturday October 10th to receive discount.

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Are you a weaver looking to share your passion? The Midcoast Weaver’s Group is underway and always welcoming new participants. The next meeting is Thursday, October 15th from 10am to 12pm at the Rockland Public Library – board room.

Bring an item you’ve woven and tell its story (success or disaster). Haven’t woven anything yet? Not to worry. Come with questions. Together we’ll share our knowledge.

Come one, come all! Pass the word along to your weaving friends. Please RSVP to Susan: or Mary: 594-5715.


Sometimes the perfect yarn and pattern combine and it’s magic!  That’s exactly what happened when Kate knit the Sibella Cowl in Knitting Fever Painted Desert Yarn. The pattern is featured in Madder - Anthology I / Camilla, Sibella, Imogen, and Beatrice by Carrie Bostick Hoge, a beautiful compilation of four stitch patterns (aptly named Camilla, Sibella, Imogen and Beatrice) each shown in multiple pieces including sweaters for women and kids, cowls, wraps and shawls.  As soon as we displayed this project we sold all of our books right out of the store – but don’t worry, we’ll be restocked and able to ship books next week – order now to reserve your copy!



The Sibella Cowl requires just two skeins of Painted Desert and we have 12 amazing colors in stock, including the following 4 BRAND NEW colors for fall:


Revisit the original colors shown below. Which will you choose for your Sibella?  (hint: Kate’s Sibella was knit in color #15):



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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Halcyon Yarn has created the Luxury Honeycomb Scarf Kit, National Breast Cancer Foundation Edition for a limited time and will be donating 10% of sales to The National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Each kit contains our signature Handpainted Gemstone Silk and Debbie Bliss Angel yarn which knit together into a luxurious lace scarf which will add a pop of pink to any wardrobe.  The perfect accessory to knit and give, or give the kit to a special knitter in your life.  Enjoy the luxury of the Honeycomb Scarf while supporting the efforts of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Quantities are limited, order now for holiday gift giving!

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We had quite a deluge here in Bath, Maine, on Wed. These photos were taken from the safety of the receiving area for Halcyon Yarn. Luckily, no damage or injury that we know of to report. Judging from traffic here, I guess Mainers are not to be deterred… Though minutes after this the intersection was closed for several hours, until the storm drains could catch up and do their job.

By the way, this turned out to be one of the most shared items we’ve ever posted to our Facebook page. Feel free to head on over and give us a “Like” on Facebook  if you like :-)


Amos here, webmaster (among other things) for Halcyon Yarn. Been playing around with new layouts for yarn pages (and fiber pages), trying to make things easier and prettier. Yarn pages are a fun challenge – lots of important information, but also going for that “ohhh look – pretty yarn!” feeling.

The project is very much in-progress, please feel free to email me with feedback, likes, dislikes, suggestions, etc. Thanks!

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