Books, books and more books. You’ll love the newest selection of titles we just received. We’re super excited because these new arrivals cover a wide range of fiber crafts, which is a welcome deviation from the overwhelming amount of knitting books we usually see. So take a look and click through on the image of the book cover for a description and to order.
Don’t forget Halcyon Yarn always offers 15% off books when you purchase 5 or more at one time! Did you see a new book (or “books”, plural) that caught your attention? Do you have a wish list of specialty fiber books? Then start making your list and take advantage of the savings. I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t take me long to come up with 5…. Check these out: Read the rest of this entry »
|One cute critter! This Fox Needle Felting Kit from Romney Ridge has supplies and instructions to create 1 enchanted needle felted character. Perfect for those of you who are novice needle felters. This Foxy little fellow is sure to evoke a smile… Isn’t he cunnin’? We’ll keep you posted as other animals become available. Word on the street is we’ll be seeing a seal and a snowy owl. We can’t wait!||
Remember twice is nice. If you love these little creatures don’t forget Romney Ridge’s regular kits come complete with fiber and tools to make to 2 beloved characters: Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a long cold winter – make the most of it by pouring yourself a hot cup of tea and diving into the latest Halcyon Yarn Catalog! Have these beautiful yarns, lovely ladies and inspiring ideas arrived in your mailbox? If not, give us a call 1-800-341-0282 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send you your free Halcyon Yarn catalog.
Prefer to browse the catalogs online? Great news, both our Yarn and Fiber Catalog and our Equipment Catalog are online for your convenience. The Yarn Catalog is using a new format online – let our tech guy, Amos, know what you think?
Each catalog is your year round, go-to sourcebook for all things yarn and fiber. Whether it’s inspiration or technical tips we want to help you find just what you need! Our yarn and equipment catalogs feature nearly 100 pages of products, patterns and helpful information to help you explore thousands of colors, textures and cool tools. Many of the people and places you see are our staff, family and friends photographed in our local stomping ground, coastal Maine. We enjoy introducing you to the real people, places and artists in the Halcyon Yarn community.
We love learning what inspires you… Is there something you’d like to see more of? Something we can do better? Let us know by emailing, me or Halcyon, or give us a call, 1-800-341-0282. Your feedback helps us get to know you and serve you better!
A few weeks ago Gwynn wrote a great post on the latest project she was knitting with Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush . She raved about this luxuriously soft yarn and couldn’t wait to start another project with it.
Well, in a flash she knit up the Rippling Ringlet Infinity Cowl and inspired many others to follow her lead. Her cowl is now complete and “oh, my gosh” – it is lovely! The yarn is so sinfully soft, welcoming and inviting. One might say, it’s pure pleasure to be enveloped in this cowl.
I’ve always liked this cowl pattern for its simplicity and style, but after braving the harsh winter elements this year I’ve come to appreciate it further for its sheer practicality. It’s a given the cowl looks great loosely draped, but when doubled over and worn closely around your neck it instantly transforms into a great looking extremely warm winter accessory.
When there’s a bite in the air and frigid temperatures are raging simply pull up the cowl to cover your nose and mouth. Then when the wind starts to blow, pull the back of the cowl up over your hat for extra warmth. I’ve worn it all ways, and can confidently say it’s great in all situations.
Susan has been gracious enough to model -thanks Susan!
If you’re tempted, pick up 2 skeins of Baby Alpaca Brush (can you believe that’s all it takes) and the popular Rippling Ringlet Infinity Cowl. Add both pattern and yarn to your cart, and the pattern will be FREE when you purchase the yarn! You’ll love it – stylish, comfortable and practical. Happy knitting!
Cut fabric in a fraction of the time it would take you to cut by hand with the Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine . You’ll find so many uses for this handy and innovative machine for cutting strips of fabric and paper. It’s ideal for those battling arthritis and hand fatigue. This electric cutter will cut strips from 3/8″ to 2 3/4″ and has adjustable tension to accommodate different thicknesses of fabric. Use for weaving, rug hooking, felting, quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, and other crafts! It’s perfect for recycling and repurposing projects. It will cut fabric on the straight of the grain or on the bias and also comes with 2 machine blades for cutting pinking and straight edges. We product tested this machine with one of our weaving teachers, as well as one of our rug hooking instructors and both gave it the “thumbs up”.
Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine
The cutting blades are made of forged steel and cut by pressure on a drum, not by sharpness, which dramatically lengthens the durability of the blades. Features a foot pedal similar to a sewing machine for operation and an adjustable guide to make success easy. For valuable tips on how to use the Rotary Cutting Machine and to see it in action check out Simplicity’s video.
Please note this machine is not intended for professional use.
Congratulations go out to Diana D. from Arvada, CO! She is the winner of the February drawing for a $10 Halcyon Yarn gift certificate coupon.
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to give us feedback. We really appreciate it. Please keep your comments coming.
Remember, you could be a winner too. Each time you place an order you’ll receive a “WIN” Ticket or an on-line feedback survey. Respond to either and you’ll automatically be entered in our monthly, quarterly and year end drawing (see the link for complete details).
Don’t miss Spa Knit and Spin 2014, this weekend February 28-March 2!
Every year The New England Textile Arts Network (NETA) hosts an annual Spa Knit and Spin Retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn and Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine. This informal event is a group of passionate fiber folks (members and non-members) who gather together one weekend in the winter to enjoy each others company, spa treatments, shopping, great food & drink and general all around fiber delights. No fees, no agendas, no workshops – just fibery relaxation and good fun with a few extra attractions thrown in for good measure.
Imagine hotel lobbies filled with knitters knitting and spinners spinning (with both drop spindles and wheels). It’s quite a site to behold. Oh, and who wouldn’t love a special Fiber Market Place with 20 local and regional craftspeople. Did we mention a fashion show? Check out all the details at NETA’s blog.
So stop by and enjoy a few hours, a day or the entire weekend. Just be a part of the celebration!
Psst! Attendees also enjoy taking the opportunity to visit fiber destinations in the local area such as Halcyon Yarn (we’re just a 20 minute drive up the coast).
This coming weekend, March 1-2 2014, our great city of Bath, Maine will be holding its 3rd Annual Japanese Celebration Weekend. This exciting event is sponsored by the Bath-Tsugaru sister city exchange program. It’s a weekend full of great events for families, children and adults. From hands-on activities such as an Ikebana class, Japanese fabric films and Bento boxes to entertainment with Bowdoin Taiko and a gardening presentation, there is something for everyone.
There are 3 events we thought our Halcyon Yarn customers might find of particular interest. All 3 events will be held at the Hampton Inn, 140 Commercial St, Bath. On Saturday March 1st there is a discussion and demonstration, “The Art of the Kimono” from 1-2pm and on Sunday March 2nd, there will be 2 Japanese fabric films “Arimatsu-Narumi Shibori: 400 Years 1608-2008″ from 1-3pm and “Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo” from 3:30-5:30. For complete details of these events and all the other events of the weekend check out www.bath-tsugaru.org.