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Portrait of Amos
by: Amos

Handwoven silk and wool bears you won’t believe


Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education | No Comments »

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We had a delightful visit in our store the other day from Lynn Foster. Lynn has made some of the most amazing polar bears we’ve seen. These bears are special on many levels…

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First, Lynn designed the weaving pattern for the fabric for these bears herself – a fun but time consuming endeavor. Next, she selected some amazing yarns for weaving: 4/8 JaggerSpun Wool-Silk, and our very own 2/5 Gemstone Silk. Working with these fibers in natural colors she created a fabric that is subtle yet stunning as the patterns emerge.

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Finally Lynn stitched a mother and polar pup from her yardage, and wrapped up a project that came together over the course of two years.  As if simply having these wonderful bears wasn’t enough reward, Lynn has been recognized for her creations by the New England Weavers Seminar for best 3D creation, 2015.

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We thank Lynn for sharing these wonderful creations with us, and are so looking forward to seeing what she makes next!

 

Portrait of Beth
by: Beth

Special In Store Savings; NETA SPA, Knit & Spin event


Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 Posted in Events, General News, On Sale | No Comments »

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Shake off Spring fever and shop this weekend!  If you’re heading to Freeport for the NETA SPA, Knit & Spin event (Fri. Feb. 26th – Sun. Feb. 28th) make sure to stop at Halcyon Yarn to see what’s new and take advantage of special weekend savings. We’ll be offering discounts on local yarn, hand dyed fiber and needle felting tapestry kits starting Thursday February 25th through Saturday February 27th.  Bath is less than a 30 minute drive from Freeport, hit the road and treat yourself to a fiber filled weekend!

Halcyon Yarn – find us on google maps or at:
12 School St, Bath ME 04530
1-800-341-0282

Retail Store Hours:
Monday – Friday,  9am – 6pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, closed

Portrait of Beth
by: Beth

Classes – Register & Save through March


Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »

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There’s still time to save on classes with savings code HYCLFM16.  Register for any February or March class and save $10.  Space is limited, call to register today!  See additional information and classes in our complete class schedule.

 

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We’re so excited to welcome Jessica Peill-Meininghaus for Needle Felted Wool Painting on Saturday, February 27th.  Learn to “paint” with wool starting with a piece of pre-felt as your base and layering colors and shapes to create your tapestry. Jessica’s infectious energy and talent will inspire you to create beautiful needle felted works of art.  Everyone is an artist and needle felting is fun and easy to get started with!

You will needle felt the layers of wool together as well as needle felt the fine details on the top of the piece. Jessica will lead you through the basics: layering the wool, techniques for shading or making an object ‘glow’, and building foreground detail. Students will get the chance to use single needles as well a multi-needle tools. Working from an image you provide, such as a photo or drawing, you’ll leave class with a beautiful 10”x12” felted work of art!

Enjoy Jessica’s class on Saturday and still make it to Freeport in plenty of time for the SPA fashion show and evening festivities!

 

Weaving--101-----Weaving--on--a--Floor--Loom

Only one space remains in the Weaving 101 session Fri – Sun, March 4th-6th.  This intensive beginner class covers the basics of weaving with a 4-shaft loom.  This is a great hands on opportunity if you’re considering floor loom weaving. Those of you who already have some floor loom experience will also want to check out Sybil’s Next Steps In Weaving, April 15-17.

 

Intro--to--Rigid--Heddle--Weaving

Don’t miss out on Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving on Fri & Sat, March 11th and 12th.  No weaving experience is required and you can arrange to rent a classroom loom or bring your own.  Rigid heddle looms are lightweight, compact and a great first step into simple (and fun) weaving.

 

Begin--to--Spin

Now is the time to learn to spin!  Begin to Spin meets two consecutive Saturdays, March 19th & 26th.  Learn to treadle, draft, spin, ply and set the twist.

 

Continental--Knitting

Continental Knitting is designed for experienced knitters who want to speed up their knitting with this left handed technique.  Saturday March 26th from 10-12:30pm.

Learn something new at Halcyon Yarn and use savings code HYCLFM16 to save $10!

 

 

Portrait of Kendra
by: Kendra

Rug Wool Special


Thursday, February 11th, 2016 Posted in Events, General News, On Sale | No Comments »

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Take advantage of a fantastic deal on a special selection of rug wool. Just $7.95 for 4oz! That’s 65 yards of durable 100% wool yarn that’s just slightly under twisted. It weaves beautifully, as is seen in the small sample worked up on a Harrisville Peg Loom with Accessories below.

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Think craft projects, macrame and felted knitting too. Available in 7 colors, but don’t limit yourself. Get creative.

Country Classic Dyes or Wash Fast Acid Dyes will help you transform the natural, as well as the solids (over dyeing) into a beautiful array of colors. Take a look below at what we did with a skein of orange (overdyed to dark red/brown) and a skein of natural (dyed to a blue that we quite like!). Act fast, supplies are limited. All sales final, no returns or back orders.

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Here are the colors available:

 

And here are some great patterns for this yarn:

 

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Portrait of Beth
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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Portrait of Gretchen
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. 

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