We’re now stocked in 20 gorgeous shades of Juniper Moon Moonshine Yarn.  The combination of wool, alpaca and silk is undeniably soft and luxurious.  Moonshine is the ultimate accessory yarn for creating heavenly hats, scarves, shawls, cowls and more. Indulge yourself completely with a sweater, wrap or blanket.

Weavers: Moonshine weaves beautifully with Plymouth Gina Yarn in our Chill Chaser Woven Scarf. Select a kit and you’re ready to weave, or create an original combination.  Pattern is free with the purchase of the yarn!

 

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At Halcyon Yarn we love all things fiber and whenever possible we carry unique products you won’t find elsewhere. That’s why we now stock the latest issues of The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, a fantastic quarterly magazine from the UK. Each issue is filled with inspirational and enlightening articles with a central focus on fiber. The latest issue, [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] just arrived. Pick up a copy and see what it’s all about.

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Articles:

  • Snapshots from the Land of the Lotus Weavers – a glimpse into the colorful textile culture of Myanmar.
  • The Mother of Invention – creative ways to recycle fiber and fabrics into newly spun unique yarns.
  • Playing with Colour and Design in Weaving – simple art based ideas for igniting your creative thoughts in weaving.
  • The Natural Dye Project: Bringing together a global team – an inspiring story that changed a local economy in Guatemala.
  • Weaving Permutations – a mathematically based weaving project by Theo Wright
  • Weaving a Path Through Life – the personal journey of Ruth Winterbottom, how she continued spinning and weaving despite unexpected disabilities.
  • Top Tip for Warping

 

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The new pompom Quarterly Summer 2016 has arrived! If you’ve been tempted to pick up a copy of this smashing knitting magazine from the UK, but have yet to do so, now’s the time. It’s a gorgeous issue with a summery theme. 11 warm weather patterns include short sleeve and sleeveless tops, tanks, a shawl, a bag and a v-neck sweater. A recipe for old fashioned cherry pie will most certainly sweeten your summer. Kennedy Berry’s “Dream Weaving” tutorial might even tempt you to try your hand at weaving. So much quicker than knitting and great for using up scraps.

Patterns:

  • Windglass – Summer cables are at their best in this gansey-inspired tank.
  • Thornett – A top that’s golden and breezy, like summer twilight.
  • Nouri – A cool and collected loose summer v-neck knit in linen.
  • Altair – Light as air, this crochet shawl has summer wedding written all over it.
  • Olivette – Long or short, this pullover’s got romance.
  • Hollis – Pack up your knits in this tote made from rope.
  • Catchfly – Lightweight and relaxed, this tee works for any warm weather occasion.
  • Rud Bud Isle – You can’t have anything but summer fun in this scrappy tank.
  • Vaara – A top as cosy as your favorite worn-in retro tee.
  • Tannery Falls – A rustically nostalgia crochet top.
  • Trailbreeze – This handkerchief hem tank is the most dressed up you’ll need to be all summer.

 

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Congratulations!

Dorothy M. from Matthews, NC is the winner of the May 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.

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Indigo community shines:
Natural dyeing, fibers, fabrics, smiling fiber artists

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“Thailand’s Independent Newsletter” brings us a story of rich colors and smiles, royal visits and royal blues, and fiber arts bringing people and passioins together. The Wat Phrathat Prasit Community Enterprise, founded with support from Royal funding in 1978, has grown steadily over the years. It is enjoying faster growth these days due to the “organic” process, and the beautifully woven goods. What struck us was the power of dyeing and weaving to put a smile on so many folk’s faces, while also contributing to the economic health of a vibrant community!


Mixing Egyptian Cotton and…  Trashed plastic bags?

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We’ve posted on the very cool trend of “up-cycling” plastic bags by weaving – but this might be the most elegant implementation we’ve seen yet. These fine wares were born of the ideas of two young Egyptian designers, who were inspired to tackle Egypts enormous trash problem. They were also aware that Egypt was ripe for change beginning with the social movements of 2011. Now, with stores stocking the beautiful woven pieces in Cairo and London, the business is providing employment opportunities for a mix of men and women in bright spaces while reducing plastic bag input into land fills. Whoa!

 

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New colors have arrived in Ella Rae Lace Merino Yarn.  This extra fine, 100% superwash merino has become a go-to yarn for cowls, shawls, accessories and garments.  It’s lush and soft with a tight twist that keeps it durable.  Try it in your favorite sock pattern with Wolly Nylon reinforcement yarn carried through the heel and toe to prolong wear.

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Celebrate 20 years of Noro Silk Garden yarn with the new Noro Silk Garden - The 20th Anniversary Collection!  This collector’s book has 30 stunning patterns including accessories, sweaters, shawls, bags and home decor.  Silk Garden has been a favorite for knitters and designers for two decades and continues to inspire with it’s kaleidoscope of color and luxurious blend of silk, mohair and wool.

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Browse additional titles featuring Noro yarn.

Can’t get enough Noro?  Check out our full collection of Noro yarns!

 

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The newest issue of Rug Hooking June/July/Aug. 2016 proves rug hooking has no age limits. After a request for stories about kids who rug hook, the magazine heard from schools, parents and grandparents, youth groups, rug hooking shops and kids themselves. The response was so tremendous a special issue centered around the young was created. You’ll be amazed at the work these little hands create. Articles focus on how to teach little ones, rug making with special needs children, integrating rug hooking with school curriculum as well as profiles of talented young rug hookers and a gallery of their work. There’s even a kid friendly dyeing tutorial.

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