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We’re also celebrating summer projects, and want to help you get the supplies you need. Making it yourself is the original “Made in the USA”**. This Independence day weekend just place an order (before Sunday, July 5th, midnight, PST):

  • Order is $75 or more, we’ll deduct $15
  • Order is $150 or more, we’ll deduct $20!

We’re also thinking of the many wonderful yarns and fibers that are made in the USA. Included are most of the Halcyon Yarn Signature Line, Harrisville, Romney Ridge, Brown Sheep, JaggerSpun, Maysville, Swan’s Island, Peace Fleece, Bartlet, and more… Whew, there are are so many wonderful yarns made close to our home!

*Offer expires Sunday July 5th, 2015, midnight PST. Order must exceed $75 or $150 before shipping and/or sales tax. Not valid on the purchase of gift certificates. 

**We’re having patriotic fun with this, but of course we value and invite our world-wide friends equally; discount applies to orders headed anywhere in the world :-)

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Tame your unruly yarn with handcrafted Wool Trees from Wool Tree Mills in McKinleyville, CA (we love made in the USA!). Whether you’re knitting, crocheting or winding a warp for weaving, once you’ve tried these tools you’ll never want to be without. Choose from the single, single with tool tray or double model. Let Halcyon tell you more in this video.

Originally stocked in Sapele, Walnut and Maple, we’ve decided to focus on the beautiful Sapele wood.   Sapele Wool Tree Plus with Guide Arm Sapele Wool Tree Tray with Guide Arm Sapele Double Wool Tree with Guide Arm.

 

That means going forward Wool Trees will be available in Walnut and Maple by special order only. To reduce current inventory we’re offering a *20% discount on existing stock in Walnut and Maple only. [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] ,  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] ,  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] ,  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] .

 

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*Sale price valid while supplies. Limited quantities so order quickly.

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Get your hands on the SALE! - Long Reach Project Bag - Navy while supplies last! Hand crafted in Maine, perfect size for day trips, weekend get-aways or every day! Originally: $82.50. Sale Price: $66.00.

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Papua New Guinae to NY runway: Single mom changes fashions and cultures

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This fascinating story follows the fortunes of a single mother in Papua New Guinae. She, along with many women in her community, spins, dyes, and makes fabric. But rather than make traditional bags, she’s making cloths and making waves with her innovations. Worth a read!


Helping moms and babies get a healthy start

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Curious about another wonderful way knitters are helping out these days? We hope to see more of this: knitting aids to educate mothers and babies on healthy early feeding. There are some wonderful fun free patterns and info here for anyone looking to undertake similar efforts.

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The wait is over! Ply - The Magazine for Handspinners - Fine Summer 2015 Issue 9 is hot off the press, here at the shop and ready to ship to you. If you’ve read our previous posts about Ply – The Magazine for Handspinners you know we’re big fans and it’s obvious our customers are too. It is such a quality magazine, in all ways. If you’re a hand spinner and you’ve not seen an issue, you’re missing out.

As many of you know, each issue has a theme and the Summer 2015 theme is “fine”. It is packed full of tips, tricks and techniques to help you achieve beautifully spun thin yarn. Learn how to adjust your wheel for the finest thread and different drafting techniques to help you produce just the yarn you envision. How do different fibers and different fiber preparations influence your handspun yarn? The experienced spinners and writers of PLY are a wealth of information, so pick up a copy and start learning today.

Whether you’re a passionate spinner, new to the craft or simply intrigued by this age old craft, you’ll love PLY – The Magazine for Handspinners. Don’t forget we stock back issues too!

 

 

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They’re back! Bamboo fabric hangers are back and they are better than ever! We are restocked in both the K and D styles and all three sizes of each-small, medium and large. The best part is these new hangers actually open up so you can change out your beautiful pieces with ease. So worth the wait!

 

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The beautifully handcrafted Solid Wood Palm Washboard is an innovative tool that simplifies the felting process. You’ll felt quicker and with less effort… double bonus! The 5″ circular base has a grooved surface resembling a waffle with an easy to grasp raised circular handle. The design allows you to apply just the right amount of pressure without the stress on your fingers or wrists. Use in circular motion to make the fibers bond.

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Having tested it out I can attest to the ease of use. The large rounded handle is easy to grasp and so much gentler on my wrist when compared to the alternative of applying pressure to bubble wrap with only my hands (such an awkward angle). I highly recommend it, especially to those of you who battle with arthritis in your hands. Demos I’ve viewed show a fairly aggressive approach right from the start. I prefer a slower process in which the pressure and vigor with which I rub is gradually increased. Experiment and see what works best for you. Use it instead of rolling, at certain stages or target a specific area. It’s also so effective in the fulling stage. Regardless of how you use it, it’s a fantastic tool you’ll love having in your felting supplies.

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Alpaca Prima yarn is marked down to just $10.80 per skein!  That’s 363 yards of 100% alpaca and endless possibilities.  Order early as quantities are limited, even better, call in your order at 1-800-341-0282.  Clearance items are not returnable.

 

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Here are a few suggested patterns:  Shawlette (requires 2 skeins), Alpaca Prima Shawl (requires 3 skeins) and Alpaca Prima Lace Poncho (requires 3 skeins).

 

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