Portrait of Amos
by: Amos

In-store sale and Bath Mayfair sale: Saturday, May 7th

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 Posted in Events, local news, On Sale | No Comments »


Mayfair Celebration in Bath this Saturday!
Bath’s Annual Mayfair Celebration is this Saturday and we’re joining in with a great sale! The downtown will be bustling with activities, including live music, face painting, a huge city-wide yard sale, and of course great deals in many of Bath’s downtown stores. Enjoy the celebration of spring and stop in to Halcyon Yarn for savings of 10% – 40% off select items, in store only. You’ll find great deals on some favorite summer yarns and books, plus great ideas for fun summer projects. Save big and stock up now!
More Mayfair Bath details and schedule here:
Portrait of Amos
by: Amos

Learn to Weave, Knit and Spin this Spring

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News, local news | No Comments »

Spring is the time for new things to grow – why not a new fiber art skill! In May and June we’ve got some great basic classes coming up.
Socks are the perfect summer knitting project. Even better, skip the double points and learn to make them on two circular needles! They’re quick and easy to bring with you as you head outside in warmer weather. With so many fun yarns to play with, you’ll want to make a new pair every weekend. Deb’s two session class meets Saturday June 4th and 18th. Deb will show you how to cast on and get your socks started on June 4th, then give you a little time to practice and work some length on your socks before meeting back up on June 18th to complete the heel and gusset, or troubleshoot any tricky spots. You’ll be cruising on two circular needles before picnic season is underway!
If you already have a little spinning experience, now is the time to hone your plying skills with Linda Clutterbuck in her Why Ply? class on June 11th. Linda is a terrific teacher and she’ll cover 2-ply, 3-ply, Navajo ply, and cabling. She’ll guide you through the fundamentals of creating a balanced skein, and explore when to over-ply or under-ply depending on what yarns you want to create. You’ll leave ready to take your handspun yarns to the next level!
More and more people are discovering (or rediscovering) how much fun it is to weave! If you love yarn (and who doesn’t?) you’ll be thrilled by what you can create on a loom. It’s easier than you think and our step by step classes offer plenty of personalized attention and hands on practice so you’ll leave ready to keep weaving on your own!
Intro to Rigid Heddle meets Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th. All materials are provided and you can bring your own rigid heddle loom or rent one when you register. Sherry will teach you how to elect yarns, warp your loom and get started weaving, as well as how to finish your piece. You’ll leave ready to try more projects on your own. You can make beautiful scarves, towels, and yardage for small projects like a bag or pillow cover all on a loom small enough to carry under your arm.
Weaving on a Floor Loom opens up a world of fiber arts possibilities! You’ll learn all the fundamentals of weaving on a loom with four or more harnesses. Instructor Sybil Shiland will cover planning your project, reading a pattern draft, selecting the right yarns, warping your loom, and lots of tips for successful weaving. Plus you’ll learn finishing techniques and troubleshoot common challenges. Our “round robin” style weaving class moves students through several different techniques on an array of looms and materials so everyone gets a chance to see what they like and try out a wide range of styles. A great class for anyone who has ever bee intrigued by weaving, or by the beautiful textiles you’ll learn to create.
Feel free to email with questions, and register early, as weaving classes often fill up fast!
Portrait of Amos
by: Amos

Local weaver’s work on display in Rockland, Maine

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News, local news | No Comments »

Hector Jaeger’s handmade contemporary rugs will be on display in Rockland this May. Asymmetrick Arts and Black Hole Gallery are co-hosting a Spring Exhibition featuring works by Maine artists. Jaeger is a midcoast based rug weaver and one of the original founders of Halcyon Yarn. His hand-dyed and woven wool rugs are skillfully crafted and completely unique. Jaeger’s rugs feature striking interplays of color and his work blurs the line between functional craft and fine art.
The Spring Exhibition opens this Friday May 6th and runs through May 27th, located at 403 and 405 Main Street in Rockland, Maine, a collaboration of Black Hole Gallery and Asymmetrick Arts
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 »


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…


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.


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.


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 »


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

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 »


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.



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!



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.



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.



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 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 »


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.


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.


Here are the colors available:


And here are some great patterns for this yarn:


Related items of interest:
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



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.


You are currently browsing the archives for the Events category.

News & Blog

Previous posts by date:
link to facebook page for Halcyon Yarn
link to twitter page for Halcyon Yarn
link to pintrest page for Halcyon Yarn