Fiber Arts Education

Portrait of Beth
by: Beth

Red Scarf Project – Thank You!

Monday, November 9th, 2015 Posted in Current Issue, Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »


Thank you to all who participated in the Red Scarf Project!  We have collected over 50 knit, crocheted and woven scarves to be sent to the Frannie Peabody Center here in Maine and distributed for their World AIDS Day awareness event on December 1st.  Many of the scarves came from our local community but we were thrilled to received scarves sent in from across the US and beyond.  The Frannie Peabody Center hopes to collect 500 scarves and we’re proud to be part of their efforts.

A special thank you to Saco River Dye House for supplying “Frannie Red” yarn for this project.  Learn more about the Frannie Peabody Center and World AIDS Day at

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Portrait of Gretchen
by: Gretchen

Early Winter Classes Filling Up Fast

Monday, November 9th, 2015 Posted in Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »


As the days get shorter we’re all looking for fun activities to keep us cozy through the winter. There’s still space available in this Saturday’s ever-popular Noodling with Nuno Felt class taught by Marianne DuBois. Or if you’re thinking holiday presents, you’ll enjoy Marianne’s Felted Wine Totes class on December 12th in which you’ll complete two finished totes that make great gifts. Also check out Susan Perrine’s Saturday morning Make It and Take It Holiday Woven Tapes class on December 5th. You’ll be introduced to the basics of weaving while creating festive tapes or bands for holiday decorating. If this is the winter to take your knitting to the next level check out Deb Foster’s Continental Knitting class on Saturday November 21st.

Are there classes you’d like to see offered at Halcyon Yarn? Does your group need a space to meet? We’re happy to schedule private lessons or make our facilities available for your fiber get-togethers, and we’re always looking for new classes to inspire and delight! Let us know what you’d like to see by calling or emailing

Portrait of Jane
by: Jane

Gnomes, Gnomes and More Gnomes

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 Posted in Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »


Join Jessica Peill-Meininghaus, author of The Gnome Project - one woman's wild and woolly adventure for a wonderful class offering on Sunday, November 1 from 12-3:30 pm at Halcyon Yarn. She’ll teach how to needle felt these charming (funny, quirky, acrobatic – you name it) gnomes and share some of the entertaining stories that came about while making gnomes and writing her book.

Whether you make gnomes to entertain, decorate or to give to special friends you’ll be enchanted with the magical quality of these little creatures hold. Have fun creating your own distinct gnome. There is no experience necessary for this class so grab a friend and sign up for Needle Felted Gnomes. See if the making of one gnome doesn’t lead to another and another and another and ….


All materials and supples are included in the class fee.  Additional supplies for more gnome making can be purchased with the 10% class discount.

Check out other great classes happening at Halcyon Yarn.

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Portrait of Jane
by: Jane

Love Locker Hooking

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 Posted in Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »


There are just a couple places left in Susan Watson’s Intro to Locker Hooking class Saturday & Sunday, October 31 & November 1 from 10am-4pm.  People are always fascinated with locker hooking when she demonstrates at our Annual Open House (above).


Take the fascination one step further and join Susan as she teaches you how to create your own locker hooked rugs/wall hangings/pillow tops from yarn, roving and even fabric strips.  You’ll learn all the steps to making your own piece, from preparing the canvas to finishing. Finished class piece will be an 18″ by 18″ pillow cover. Locker hooking is easy to learn, no previous rug hooking experience is necessary. Don’t wait until the last minute, sign up today.

Materials include art yarns, roving, rug canvas and a locker hook.

Check out other great classes happening at Halcyon Yarn.


Portrait of Amos
by: Amos

Feeling her way to mastery – Weaving equality – Cruelty free knit dissections. Fiber arts news!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 Posted in Fiber Arts Education | No Comments »

Can you knit without looking?


How about spin? Weave? The rich feel of fiber and rewarding textures are all that are needed for Tonya Gore, a wonderfully accomplished fiber artist and instructor from Detroit. Click through for a fun quick video, and be inspired by Tonyas accomplishments, and to imagine the rich world of fiber arts from a tactile perspective.

US Embassy: weaving equality in East Timor.


We are wishing the women of East Timor all the best in their struggles for equality and development. This US funded program aims to help on these fronts by developing cottage weaving industries, and opening up markets for their goods. Looking forward to seeing updates on a project near and dear to our hearts on many levels!

Cruelty free and amazingly cool knit and felt dissection kits

What a cool way to get hands on with anatomy without formaldehyde or dead cute critters. These “dissection kits” by Emily Stoneking look fun to use – and even more fun to make!



Portrait of Kendra
by: Kendra

Annual Halcyon Yarn Open House Nearly Here!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »

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.

Portrait of Jane
by: Jane

A Chance to Save on Fall Classes

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 Posted in Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »


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.

Portrait of Kendra
by: Kendra

Midcoast Weaver’s Group Next Meeting October 15

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »

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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.

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