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Unheard of Savings on Noro Nadeshiko

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Posted in Current Issue, General News, On Sale | No Comments »


Crazy savings on Noro Nadeshiko – Angora, Wool and Silk Yarn !!! Regularly $25.95, Noro Nadeshiko is now on sale for the amazingly low price of *$13.50. That’s a savings of $12.45 per skein on an amazing yarn. Take advantage of this fantastic deal while you can. Sadly, Noro Nadeshiko is being discontinued by the manufacturer so once it’s gone, it’s gone.

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Great Price on Refurbished Ladybug Spinning Wheels

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Posted in Current Issue, General News, On Sale | No Comments »


Save $100 on – SALE Schacht Refurbished Ladybug Spinning Wheel . If you’ve been debating about purchasing a spinning wheel, now is the time. The Ladybug is a high quality, responsive spinning wheel that regularly sells at $650. Right now, you have an opportunity to get this spinning wheel at an even better price. Halcyon Yarn currently has two refurbished* Ladybug spinning wheels we are selling at $550. Act now or they will be gone. (* Schacht provided the parts and tools for a thorough refurbishment and after going for a “spin” these cute-as-a-bug wheels are ready to find a forever home with you!)


Long Lost Locks Back Again

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Posted in Current Issue, General News, New Items | No Comments »


After a lengthy hiatus – curly mohair locks are back and better than before! Our new source is a family farm in Minnesota home to hundreds of happy angora goats. The mohair fiber is soft, silky and lustrous. One peek and you’ll be immediately drawn to touch and feel and once you start you won’t want to stop. Each shipment of fiber identifies the name of the angora goat (such a nice personal touch)!

Weave a few locks in place on your next woven project for embellishment. For a rainbow palette of locks considered dying with Country Classic Dyes or Wash Fast Acid Dyes.

Now there are three beautiful natural shades: Kid Mohair Locks and Loose Fiber color 000 (Ginner) (natural white), Kid Mohair Locks and Loose Fiber color 001 (Gillian) (medium silver, gray mix) and Kid Mohair Locks and Loose Fiber color 002 (Ileene) (dark gray). Great for needle felting hair, beards and fur or felted fringe.

This is a mixture of locks and loose fiber. Although washed and clean, there are some small amounts of vegetable matter.

Don’t Miss Out on the FiberME 2014 Discount

Friday, April 11th, 2014 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News, On Sale | No Comments »


Just a few days left to take advantage of our early bird discount for FiberME 2014, running August 3-8. Sign up by April 15, 2014 and you’ll pay only $750, regularly $795 (lodging, breakfast and dinner are not included). To take advantage of this special offer enter “early bird” at checkout when registering on line or simply mention the code when registering over the phone.

If you’re a fiber lover, you’ll love Halcyon Yarn’s Fabulous FiberME 2014 tour in which you’ll experience Maine’s finest spinning mills, studios, galleries, farms, a dyehouse and even a traditional lobster bake (okay not so fibery, but oh so Maine). Plus, mid week we’re offering a mini ‘make it and take it’ class with Rug Hooking Artist Susie Stephenson and a special fiber craft fair with talented fiber artists from all over the state. So join us this summer for an experience you won’t forget.


Whoo, whooo, will make a Snowy Owl?

Friday, April 11th, 2014 Posted in General News, New Items | No Comments »


We just can’t get enough of Romney Ridge’s new single needle felting kits and judging by the orders you can’t either. What’s next you ask? Say hello to the Snowy Owl! Isn’t he a hoot? Snowy Owls have been venturing further south than is usual of late, to the delight of all (except small prey)! Celebrate by bringing one into your home.


The one-creature kits from Kelly Corbett have been so fun to see and make. First came the most cunning Fox Felting Kit followed by a Harbor Seal . If you love these super cute needle felted animals and want to make all kinds of other creatures I highly recommend Wool Pets and Felted Feathered Friends , as well as Romney Ridge’s traditional needle felting kits in which you have enough supplies to make 2 figures.


Egads, Stashbot to the rescue!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Posted in General News, New Items | No Comments »

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Stashbot - a comprehensive guide to building a useful stash , from Knitbot designer Hannah Fettig, is your yarn shopping companion. Don’t leave home without it! Here’s the scenario… you find the most gorgeous yarn. You really connect with it and desperately want to make something, anything, but you just don’t know what (at least at the moment). Here’s the dilemma… purchase too little and you’ll be left in a real bind with the risk of never being able get more of the yarn plus having an incomplete project vs purchase too much and pay more than you need to plus have left over skeins.


Stashbot to the rescue. This useful guide helps determine how much to buy for specific sizes and certain types of projects. With Stashbot by your side you can purchase confidently for an undetermined project (a sweater, vest, hat, socks, scarf or mittens) you might make 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months or 2 years from now. The decision is yours.

Or use Stashbot in just the reverse. Examine your stash and turn to Stashbot to see just what you can make with your treasure trove of yarns. This handy guide even includes tips on how to buy and organize your stash. You’ll find it to be an indispensable tool. Don’t delay, purchase today!


Knit in New Directions

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Posted in General News, New Items | No Comments »


Knit in New Directions just arrived at the shop and I must admit I’m at a loss for words. Ahh… where to begin to describe it to you? Well, let’s just say it is one power packed inspirational and instructional book that simply amazes.


A quick flip through and it’s the colors that will immediately catch your eye and give you reason to pause. Upon which time you’ll see the unique shapes and angles working together in mind blowing synchrony. Amazing combinations of color and pattern unite in stunning bags and sweaters you might expect to find at a high end boutique. Lucky for you, the patterns are all right there in fantastic detail allowing you to create your own masterpiece.

As you delve further you’ll realize the patterns are customizable templates. Each encouraging you to take the idea presented in the project and create your own unique pieces.  Because the presentation of this form of creative knitting is not math dependent it works for the very structured, by the book, knitter, as well as the free-form knitter who wants to be off and running with the ideas.

Want to embark on a “journey into creativity” of your own? Well, wait no more. Buy this book! There’s no doubt you’ll be empowered to take your knitting in a whole new direction.

Hats off to author, Myra Wood, and publisher, XRX, for a superior book. Take a peak inside its pages.


Monthly and Quarterly Winners

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Posted in General News | No Comments »

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Congratulations go out to Laurie O. from Dover, NH and Dale P. from Haverhill, MA! Laurie is the winner of the March monthly drawing for a $10 Halcyon Yarn gift certificate coupon while Dale is the winner of our 1st quarter drawing for a $25 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).

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