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by: Beth

TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey


Thursday, January 28th, 2016 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »

Win one of five $100 fiber arts store gift cards

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Calling all fiber artists!  The fiber community needs your feedback.  Please take 10 minutes to complete the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey, part of a major study of US knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, weavers and spinners.

By taking this survey you will:

*Help fiber arts organizations and businesses serve your better.

*Tell retailers and brands what you want.

*Explore your fiber arts life.

*Get the chance to win one of five $100 fiber arts store gift cards.

The survey results will be available to non-profit fiber arts advocacy groups and TNNA members in mid-2016.  TNNA is an association of hundreds of independent and family-owned fiber arts brands and retailers.  Please take the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey today!

The TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Sweepstakes Rules.  Survey closes February 15, 2016.

 

Portrait of Beth
by: Beth

Red Scarf Project – Thank You!


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

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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 http://peabodycenter.org/the-red-scarf-project/

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Portrait of Kendra
by: Kendra

Last Call for Red Scarves


Monday, November 9th, 2015 Posted in Events, General News, Knitting | No Comments »

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Have you generously donated your time and efforts to help support The Red Scarf Project? Don’t forget Sunday November 15th is the last day to turn in your red scarf. Stay tuned later this week when we send out a heart felt thank you to all who participated and showcase some of the amazing knitted, crocheted and woven scarves we’ve received. It’s inspiring to be part of such a generous, thoughtful community!

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by: Gretchen

Weaving Inspiration Contest: Pin & Win with Mirrix Looms


Thursday, October 29th, 2015 Posted in Events, General News | No Comments »

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Mirrix Tapestry Looms’ Pin to Win Contest ends November 26th! If you haven’t already, be sure to submit your entry to Mirrix Looms by the 26th for your chance to win great prizes from your favorite weaving suppliers. The winner will be announced on November 27th.

The contest will award prizes valued over $600. Participating is easy, simply register make a board on Pinterest with pins from the Mirrix Looms website, each of the sponsor websites, and anywhere else where you find weaving inspiration. Then, share your Pinterest board with Mirrix Looms via email by November 26th. Details on the Mirrix Looms website. 

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!

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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: visitbath.com

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

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: sblau1822@gmail.com or Mary: 594-5715.

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by: Amos

Rain at Halcyon Yarn. No, really really rain!


Thursday, October 1st, 2015 Posted in Events, General News | No Comments »

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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 :-)

Portrait of Kendra
by: Kendra

Red Scarf Project


Monday, September 14th, 2015 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education | No Comments »

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Want to knit or crochet for a good cause? Please join Halcyon Yarn in supporting the Red Scarf Project and the Frannie Peabody Center in Portland.

The project goal is to have over 500 red scarves ready to go by November 15th in preparation for a World AIDS Day awareness event. The scarves will be distributed around different locations in Maine in an effort to educate the public on the significance of HIV/AIDS and the need for community involvement in promoting understanding, and bringing an end to stigma.

We have Yarn!! Our generous friends at Saco River Dye House have donated “Frannie Red” yarn specifically for this project. You can pick up the beautiful 100% wool yarn right here at Halcyon Yarn – just ask at the counter.

Guidelines: Please knit or crochet a scarf measuring 6” x 60”

  • Please drop off completed scarves at the following locations:
  • Portland: Frannie Peabody Center prevention office – 1 Spring St., Portland
  • Ogunquit: Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce – 36 Main St., Ogunquit
  • Bath: Halcyon Yarn – 12 School St., Bath

For more information, please visit:  peabodycenter.org/the-red-scarf-project

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