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New Cottolin Tea Towel Kit

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 Posted in Current Issue, General News, New arrivals at Halcyon Yarn | No Comments »


Say hello to Organic Cottolin (Cotolin) Island Breeze Tea Towel Kit our new Cottolin Tea Towel kit featuring tropical shades that will have you weaving a little bit of paradise. Each kit includes four colors of Cottolin and the pattern to make eight 18″ x 30″ towels. The project also requires a four-shaft loom with a weaving width of at least 20″, 10 dent reed (or reed to be threaded at 20 epi), boat shuttle and four bobbins.

Try the new or one of our other kits:


Make your own combination using any four colors of 8/2 Cottolin Organic Yarn and with the printed Organic Cottolin Tea Towel pattern or Organic Cottolin Tea Towel - Pattern download


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NORO Magazine – New Issue

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 Posted in Current Issue, General News, New arrivals at Halcyon Yarn | No Comments »


Noro Knitting Magazine Spring/Summer 2016 Issue 8 is hot off the press and packed with vibrant Spring and Summer projects featuring all of your favorite Noro yarns.  Taiyo shines bright in an oversized poncho with eyelet lace and zig-zag detail.  A dramatic waterfall cardigan in Silk Garden is the perfect layer for breezy evenings.  This issue also includes shawls, wraps, tees, cardigans, step by step instructions for making buttons and a stunning mitered blanket. There’s even a seahorse!


Speaking of summer knits, is the perfect project bag when you’re on the go this summer.  Fill it with your needles, notions, yarn & patterns and it’s ready for road trips, beach days or lazy afternoons.  Plus it’s made in the U.S.A. with 100% recycled fabric.



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Last Call: Redeem your Halcyon Dollars!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 Posted in Current Issue, General News | No Comments »


This is your last chance to redeem Halcyon Dollars*!  If you have Halcyon Dollars (earned on qualifying purchases made in November and December 2015) make sure to redeem them no later than Saturday, April 30th. Redeeming them is easy: each Halcyon Dollar has a code on the back, simply enter the code in the comments section of your online order. Halcyon Dollars can also be redeemed over the phone or in the store.

Check all your “hiding places” and make sure to take advantage of your Halcyon Dollars!

*Halcyon Yarn does not keep track of individual Halcyon Dollars. In order to use them you must have the code. Halcyon Dollars cannot be applied to previous orders and are not redeemable for cash. Eligible for redemption April 1st-30th, 2016.

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A new format for Wild Fibers Magazine

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 Posted in General News, New arrivals at Halcyon Yarn | No Comments »


From its inception, Halcyon Yarn has been an ardent supporter and fan of Wild Fibers Magazine. Often referred to as “The National Geographic of Fibers”, Wild Fibers is an  extraordinary blend of photography, culture, environment and FIBER. With each issue editor and publisher, Linda Cortright, magically transports you around the world, introducing you to extraordinary people and practices.


Linda (above, right) has made the decision to change from publishing four issues a year to just one single expanded issue. The latest magazine, [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is the first annual issue. Beyond being double in size you’ll notice stylistic changes too. Linda’s words describe it best “I have chosen to write this issue in a tone that might typically be more reflective of a book. In some – not all – of the articles I have shared some intimate moments, which have made the experience so much richer for me, and I hope, for all of you as well.” Linda is a dedicated explorer and dynamic storyteller. The change in format stems from her desire to devote more time and effort to the Cashmere Center, as well as being due to some health issues. The format suits the depth of the content, and the stories and photos are unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere.

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In this first annual issue of Wild Fibers, you’ll visit Merino farmers in Kalmykia, Russia’s only Buddhist republic and a group of Bedouin weavers in Jordan. “Got Yak” and “Living in One of the Last Great Places” features couples who have developed second careers in fibers. You’ll love the profile of North Lights Fiber, a micro yarn mill on Block Island just off the coast of Rhode Island. In “Dyeing for Rwanda” Nancy Zeller embraces the fabric of Rwandan culture, developing new opportunities with locally sourced dyes and a community of talented women. Follow the journey that lead Konchok Stobgais and Linda Cortwright to the opening of the Cashmere Center. Plus more… As always, Wild Fibers is amazing, engaging and entertaining. Order your copy and begin a Wild Fiber journey today!


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by: Kendra

Demi-Carded Silk Bundles on Sale

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 Posted in General News, On Sale | No Comments »


Demi-Carded Silk Bundles on SALE for *$31.75 (reg. $37.50). If you’ve been intrigued by these luscious sheets of silk fiber, now is the time to pick up a bundle and experiment. Let the creativity flow. Spinners, perfect for blending and art yarns. Felters, fantastic possibilities for visual and textural interest in your felt. Think wraps, ropes, vessels, jewelry… the list goes on. Weavers, yes weavers, be innovative and use silk pieces as add-ins with your woven projects. What will you do with your Silk Bundles? Send us a picture!


Silk bundles are approximately 5-6 ounces. Available in 3 shades, White, Rose/Antique gold, and Turquoise/Blue/Green:  


Or dye your own beautiful color way with wash fast acid dyes or country classic.

*Sale price valid through midnight Wednesday April 27, 2016. 

It is not uncommon to have some excess dye present in the dyed bundles. If present rinse in cool water with Synthrapol, 16 oz. GKSYN16 until water runs clear. Be careful when felting with highly contrasting colors. 

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Wash & Mend Your Winter Knits

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 Posted in General News | No Comments »

We’ve got everything you need to give your hand knits a “spring cleaning” and mending before putting them away until the next chilly season. Washing and blocking will bring new life to your beloved knits, and it’s time to repair socks and patch sweater elbows, too. These are some of our favorite tools and supplies for the job:


Darn it! Mend tattered socks with a beautiful darning egg hand crafted by a local wood turner right here in Bath, Maine.


Worn out elbows? Suede elbow patches are available in 8 colors:


Don’t forget the buttons, check out our button collection and update your cardigans and jackets, or embellish accessories.

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New Summer Magazines & Closeouts (50%-70% off!)

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 Posted in General News, New arrivals at Halcyon Yarn, On Sale | No Comments »

Spring and Summer publications are on the shelves, see what’s new:


We’ve marked down back issues 50-75%, browse the selection and order soon – quantities are very limited (no return or backorders).



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Sequence Knitting Book on SALE

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 Posted in General News, On Sale | 2 Comments »


Sequence Knitting, Simple Methods for Creating Complex Fabrics is THE book to add to your knitting library and we’re offering it at 10% off now through April 13th.  Author and designer Cecelia Campochiaro explores the practice of repeating basic stitch sequences to create fabric rich with texture and sophistication.  Sequence Knitting is the ultimate gift for knitters of all abilities, order your copy soon –  sale ends April 13th.

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