Gifts for Knitters: More Staff Favorites

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 Posted in General News, Videos | 1 Comment »

We convinced Susan and Kate to jump in front of the camera and share their favorite gifts for the season. Check out the videos, and their recommended gifts below.

In her video, Susan shares her love of the Alpine Topper, either to make for a gift, or to give as a “kit” (pick some pretty colors, and the pattern, an organza bag, and give to your favorite knitter)! Susan has some suggestions for yarn pairings, or give us a call.

Kate describes why she picked with the Nova Interchangeable Deluxe Needle Set. In the store, we’ve also seen evidence in the finished works flying off her set :-)

“Staff Favorites” Videos

Monday, November 12th, 2012 Posted in General News, Videos | No Comments »

We’ve started uploading a series of short videos, giving staff a chance to share their favorite gift item. We’ll start off with a gift idea for weavers, from Halcyon. Find it on youtube:

And here is Ginny, who provides a peek into some inspiring Felting how-to books in this youtube video:

One Cool Tool / Schacht Incredible Rope Machine

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 Posted in General News, Videos | 2 Comments »


Join Beth and Kate in this how-to video  to see just how easy and fun it is to make rope! We love the Incredible Rope Machine. You can make all kinds of ropes – ropes for ties, ropes for bag handles, ropes for pretend play. It’s total fun for kids and adults.


Katia Park Avenue Scarf: Unusual yarn, unusual scarf… Unusually awesome!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 Posted in General News, Videos | 2 Comments »

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My o my have we been having fun showing off the new [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] Yarn… And the soft, elegant, quick and fun to make scarf that folks are making with this yarn. The pattern for the yarn is included, and, in fact is inside the label.

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[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]

But, because it is an unusual technique, and because you probably wouldn’t believe how easy it is unless you see it yourself (we wouldn’t!), we’ve made a video to share. Take a look – and let us know what else you’re making with Park Avenue!


Here it is on Vimeo, for those who prefer:


Rug Hooking With Yarn, Susie Stephenson’s two part video, ready to view

Monday, September 26th, 2011 Posted in General News, Videos | 5 Comments »


We’ve had such great response to Susie Stephenson’s book Designing and Hooking Primitive Rugs, and so much fun in her classes, we wanted to share some of her energy and knowledge with you all. Here, a two part video we put together last time she stopped by Halcyon Yarn: Part 1, rug hooking with yarn, examples and inspirations, and Part 2, rug hooking with yarn, a hands-on how-to. As Susie says (and shows), you can learn to hook rugs in 15 minutes, but spend a life time developing designs. These videos start with examples of some of Susie’s wonderful rugs, and give us glimpses into what inspired them. She then gives a great intro to rug hooking with yarn (hint: it came out beautifully!) that makes it look easy and fun. She also talks about the uses of yarn and roving in rug hooking, inspirations that are certainly near and dear to our heart. We had a great time making these videos, and on a personal note I’m planning out my first rug hooking project… So watch at your own risk! If you feel the need to get geared up, try our Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool,Halcyon Deco Rug Wool, or Halcyon Geo Rug Wool, and our rug hooking pages for supplies.


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Felted Wreath and Tree – Quick Needle Felting Project for the Holidays!

Monday, November 29th, 2010 Posted in General News, Videos | No Comments »

Needle felting that is fun and easy – that is what Kendra and Beth show in this holiday-themed how-to video. Use the Harrisville fiber packs and a set of felting needles for fiber fun! Here is the video (the version, others may prefer the youtube version):

holiday needle felting video

Knit Hat Patterns – Our favorites for winter with tips and tricks and favorite yarns too

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 Posted in General News, New arrivals at Halcyon Yarn, Videos | 1 Comment »

It is hat time of year again, cool weather calls for cool caps. Kendra and Gwynn review favorite patterns in the store, give some tips on knitting up our favorite the Alpine Topper hat pattern a versatile comfortable warm and stylish hat if ever there was one. If you want to see two knitters get excited about [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , and Cascade Heritage Silk Paints Yarn, crazy colors and amazing comfort and warmth, check ’em out…


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[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]

Oh, oh wait! Before that, did you know that the patterns are free if you purchase suggested yarn(s) for the pattern?! It’s true, and all of the patterns and yarns are collected on this knitted winter hats page, also worth a gander… ok already, the video:

Winter Hats – Favorite Patterns, Tips and Trick from Halcyon Yarn

or for those who prefer youtube:

Watch our favorite knit hat pattern video here

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How to make Felted Soap Stones Video (aka, how to have fun!)

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 Posted in General News, Videos | 4 Comments »

Well, some folks just have all the fun… That was what I thought being stuck behind the camera and watching Kendra and Beth make Felted Soap Stones. These little felt encased soaps are so useful around the house; in the shower, vanity, sink, wherever you’d use soap. Unlike soap, they are elegant! You can make a zen rock garden in your bathroom, and not run out of soap for ages.

What is great is that making these cool little stones is easy and fun… After watching them, my plan is to make some with our 3 yr old son… he’ll need a little help, but it should be a blast. Perfect kids project! Here is the Kit: Felted Soap Stones Fiber Pack

Enough blabbering, here is the video on vimeo, in HD, with no commercials:

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Felted Soap Stones – How to make them yourself!

Some folks prefer youtube, if you have an account leave us a “like” and/or comment! Here is the link:

Felted Soap Stones, A How To Video, See it on YouTube!

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