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Ah, the calendar says spring has arrived, but here at Halcyon Yarn, like many other places across the country, we’re longing for the visual evidence. Color, we want color, green grass, beautiful flowers… Well, if mother nature won’t cooperate, at least we have our fiber. Right? How many times have you sought solace in a magnificent skein of yarn bursting with inspirational color?

It’s with these thoughts in mind that we find the recent arrival of Noro Kibou , with its infusion of color, particularly welcome. Kibou means “hope” in Japanese, and it’s colors are filling us with hope! Every inch of this magnificent yarn is bursting with color. Go ahead, take a close look. You’ll be in awe of the kaleidoscope of dynamic colors. >>…
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Do you have Halcyon Dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Have you been looking forward to spending those highly coveted Halcyon Dollars? Well, the wait is almost over. Come April 1st those Halcyon Dollars turn into cash, $5 each to be exact. They’ll be good as gold, so get ready to go shopping… Just be sure to use ‘em before the end of April! >>…
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Order the “printed” version of the new Handwoven ebook, the Handwoven Master Weaver Series - Projects from Robyn Spady - eBook Printed Copy . It’s a definite you’ll want to add to your collection. Robyn Spady is a life long weaver who’s weaving experiences range far and wide. Her fascination with the craft has lead her to experiment with color, texture, structure and pattern. Learn from her depth of knowledge in this ebook which features the following projects and articles:  Twill and Basketweave Stripes on Four Shafts, Generational Towels, 4-Shaft M-and-W Twill Dish Towels, Fabric Analysis 101 and 102, Twill Color Gamp, Striped Corduroy Throw Pillows, Two Blocks of Doubleweave, Saving the World a Thread at a Time (Hemp Towels), Small-Scale Velvet for an Evening Bag and Tips for Planning, Hemstitching and Fringing.

 

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We’re going to twist and shout about the new Cord Maker and Fringe Twister - Battery operated from Lacis. This nifty little machine makes twisted fringe a breeze. It’s simple to use. Great for crafters of all kinds who make decorative cords or twisted fringe. Think tassels, ties, fashion trimmings and designer jewelry. >>…
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Back by poplular demand, FiberME 2014Halcyon Yarn’s exclusive guided tour showcasing the beautiful state of Maine’s finest offerings in the world of fiber. Come experience mills, studios, galleries, farms, and even a dyehouse. This year we’ll be touring August 3-8.

You’ve heard the saying “the early bird catches the worm”, well he also catches the savings.  And this time it’s terrific savings on Halcyon Yarn’s FiberME 2014 tour.  This fabulous week long tour is regularly $795 (lodging, breakfast and dinner are not included), but for those “early birds ” who sign up before April 15th, you’ll pay only $750. 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. >>…
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Overstock March Sale – Save 30% on  SALE 26" Carbon Steel Reed-12 Dent (this size only). Regularly $65.00, NOW $45.50. This is an unheard of savings of $19.50, made possible by an overstock mistake. Order quickly, this special price is reserved for a limited number of reeds. Once they’re sold, the price will be back to regular retail.

 

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The easter bunny will be hop, hop, hoppin’ along before you know. Why not have a little easter fun with the kids and make your own felted easter eggs. Both wet and needle felting, depending upon your preference, work great for this project. >>…
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We loved the overwhelming enthusiasm for Romney Ridge’s debut of its single kits featuring a sweet little Fox. It’s no doubt many of you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next animal in this series. Well, wait no further! We just received the Harbor Seal Needle Felting Kit, and this little guy is sweet, sweet, sweet! Wouldn’t he make an eye catching addition to an Easter basket?

 

For that matter, any of the Romney Ridge needle felted characters would make great additions to an Easter basket.

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