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5 Days of Thanksgiving Savings!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 Posted in Current Issue, General News | No Comments »


Save on all the fiber goodies you need and want during Halcyon Yarn’s 5 Days of Thanksgiving Savings! We’re especially thankful for our customers, and we want to help you get the supplies you need. The deal is simple:

  • Order is $75 or more, we’ll deduct $15
  • Order is $150 or more, we’ll deduct $20!
  • Order must total $75+ before tax and shipping, offer valid ’till Midnight EST, Monday 30th Nov, 2015.

We know this is a busy weekend – that’s why this offer is good Thursday through midnight, Monday. Relax and find what you need when you find the time. We’ll be closed Thursday, but you can still order online anytime. We’re open for phone orders Friday and Saturday.

Local folk? We’re open regular hours Fri – Sun. Come in for hot cider on Saturday if you’re in the area, it’s Small Business Saturday. Remember to Shop Small on Saturday where ever you find yourself!

What to get?

Need some holiday ideas?  Browse the Holiday Gift Guide and find the perfect item for the fiber enthusiast on your list, or treat yourself to something special.

We’re perhaps biased as New Englanders, but, we do think of the NE at Thanksgiving. Get cozy with some New England yarns! There are some wonderful options each with their own great history from the area: Try Halcyon Yarn Signature Line, Harrisville, Romney Ridge, JaggerSpun, Swan’s Island, Peace Fleece, Bartlett, and more… There are are so many wonderful yarns made in New England!

Wait, plus Halcyon Dollars?

Yup! Remember you’re also earning Halcyon Dollars on qualifying purchases made through December 31st, 2015.  Save now, plus earn credit to use in April 2016! How great is that? (Halcyon Dollars will be awarded on the final discounted purchase price.)

And floor looms ship free? Happy Thanksgiving. Yes, you could get $20 off, free shipping, and up to 10% back for April on a floor loom. This is the winter to get weaving!

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by: Gretchen

Cara Romano, Studio Jewelry in Merino & Sterling Silver

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 Posted in Current Issue, General News, New arrivals at Halcyon Yarn | No Comments »
We’re thrilled to being selling the work of Maine textile and metal artist Cara Romano. Her unique wool and silver jewelry combines the rich traditions of fiber with her master metalsmithing work. Bright, tactile merino and modern sterling silver make a simple and striking statement. All pieces are handmade in her Ellsworth, Maine studio. Cara’s work has been shown in fine craft galleries throughout the country and she currently serves as president of the Maine Crafts Association.
Colorful pendants and post earrings are available in five colors each. The felt cabochons are approximately 3/8” diameter and the pendant chain is 18” long. These elegant pieces are a wonderful treat for yourself or a terrific gift for your favorite fiber artist. Buy just one, or coordinate with a set of pendant and earrings together.


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Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 Posted in General News | No Comments »


Are you still deciding what to give your favorite fiber artist? One of our customers offered this great suggestion for making thoughtful gift giving selections, no matter what your budget or who you’re shopping for:

Something they want • Something they need • Something to wear • Something to read

You’ll find something to fit each of these in Halcyon Yarn’s Holiday Gift Guide!  We’ve put together a list of staff favorites, best sellers and fun new items any fiber enthusiast will enjoy.  From handmade jewelry, to indispensable tools, to the coziest mittens, and the newest knitting books.  Whether you’re shopping for a family member, friend, teacher or neighbor you’re sure to find something just right in our Holiday Gift Guide.

Gifts for
& Felters
Gifts for
Gifts for
Great reads

PS – Thank you to Holly from Sturbridge for the tip!


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by: Gretchen

It’s time for Halcyon Dollars!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in General News, On Sale | No Comments »

Spend more now – save more in the Spring! With Halcyon Dollars your holiday shopping goes even further. It’s our way of wishing you “Happy Holidays” and giving you something to look forward to in the Spring. Effective November 15th you’ll automatically earn $5 Halcyon Dollars for every $50.00 you spend at Halcyon Yarn until December 31st. Halcyon Dollars are earned for purchases made in the store, online, or over the phone.

Here’s how it works. Starting Sunday November 15th, 2015 through December 31st 2015, for every $50* you spend with Halcyon Yarn (online, in the shop, or over the phone), you’ll automatically earn a $5 Halcyon Dollars Coupon to be used in April of 2016! The more you spend, the more you earn in Halcyon Dollars. For example, orders over $50 will earn $5 Halcyon Dollars, orders over $100 will earn $10 Halcyon Dollars, orders over $150 will earn $15 Halcyon Dollars and so on. We’ll put the coupon(s) in your order when it ships.

Look forward to April showers with a reason to shop!

Come April, if you’re feeling generous feel free to share your Halcyon Dollars Coupons with friends and family. They can be redeemed by anyone. Please make sure to put them in a safe place as you will need the code on the dollars to redeem them. Please note Halcyon Yarn does not keep record of your individual codes, so without them, your dollars cannot be redeemed. Remember to save the codes for shopping in April!

Why not buy a 4 shaft, or 5+ shaft floor loom? It’ll ship for free and you’ll have a lot to look forward to in April!

* Purchases at Bulk Price 3 or wholesale are not eligible and Halcyon Dollars may not be earned on, or redeemed for, the purchase of Gift Certificates. For each $5 Halcyon Dollars earned, merchandise must total fifty dollars before tax and shipping. Halcyon Dollars are not redeemable for cash.

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by: Kendra

Welcome Icelandic Lettlopi Yarn (Lopi Lite)

Friday, November 13th, 2015 Posted in General News, On Sale | No Comments »


Halcyon Yarn now stocks Icelandic Lettlopi (Lite Lopi) Yarn and we’re offering it at an *introductory price of 10% off through November 18th, 2015. That’s 50 gm of 100% classic Icelandic Wool for only $4.95.

Its gorgeous selection of colors makes Lettlopi ideal for fair isle work and classic Icelandic sweaters. Better yet, the unique properties of an inner and outer fiber in Icelandic fleece creates yarns with superior warmth, breathability and water repellency. Lettlopi, rugged and earthy by nature, will soften after washing. You’ll find adding a little hair conditioner to the rinse water when washing will work wonders.


If you’re a classic Lopi fan, you don’t want to miss the latest booklet, Lopi Volume 34. It showcases several stunning patterns calling for lettlopi, and also includes patterns for Icelandic Lopi Wool Yarn.


*Pricing expires at midnight EST 11/18/2015. No additional discounts apply.


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New Color Combination Just Added to Our Alpine Topper Kits

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 Posted in General News, New arrivals at Halcyon Yarn | No Comments »


It’s official, our new Alpine Topper Kits are a hit! Because of their success we’ve added a new beautiful, bright combination. It’s a great addition to our 5 original combinations (can you tell we can’t stop pairing yarns? It’s fun!)


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SALE! Chill Chaser Scarf Weaving Kits

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 Posted in General News, On Sale | No Comments »


The Chill Chaser Woven Scarf is an eye catching, simple to weave scarf that combines the gorgeous self striping colors of Plymouth Gina yarn in the warp with the softness and subtle shimmer of JuniperMoonshine yarn in the weft. Once woven and fulled they blend into a snuggly and oh so scrumptious fabric you’ll happily reach for on those chilly days.  Chill Chaser Scarf Kits are available in five striking color combinations (pattern included!) and we’re offering them at a reduced price of $29.95* now through Wed November 18th*!


This is ideal for the rigid heddle loom and requires a weaving width of 10″, an 8 dent reed and one stick shuttle. Fend off the winter chills with the Chill Chaser Scarf!  Packaged and ready to weave the Chill Chaser Scarf Kit is a great gift item. Sale price on kits only, expires Wed 11/18 at midnight EST


If you have suitable yarns already, we also have pattern only (or download ). Interested in rigid heddle weaving?  The Schacht Cricket 15" Rigid Heddle Loom is great for beginners – add it to your wish list? Or get some help selecting


Like the looks of the hat (top photo) as well?  It’s the Botanica Twisted Stitch Slouch Hat using 1 skein of Juniper Moon Moonshine Yarn, complete the set with a matching hat! Pattern is FREE when you purchase the skein (downlable too Botanica Twisted Stitch Slouch Hat - Pattern download).





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Red Scarf Project – Thank You!

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


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

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