Spring and Summer publications are on the shelves, see what’s new:


We’ve marked down back issues 50-75%, browse the selection and order soon – quantities are very limited (no return or backorders).



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Does your weaving, knitting, cross-stitch, tapestry, crochet, or other fiber arts object sometimes seem to sing to you?

The work of Zsanett Szirmay is fascinating, and it turns out your designs may sound as interesting and as beautiful as they look. How could that be? Ms. Szirmay’s inspiration was to turn designs into music using punch cards, similar to those used on Jacquard looms! Working initially with traditional Hungarian cross-stitch designs, and subsequently in traditional Afghani rug motifs, the exhibits are interactive and allow visitors to reel the design cards through music boxes while admiring the patterns as full works. You can see photos of the works, and play samples of the music for both the Hungarian and Middle Eastern exhibits. Keep an eye out for this show to tour the US later this year!

Craft & fashion competition


We have some of the most wonderfully creative customers in the world. So, we figured it’d be worth passing along the newly announced Loewe Craft Prize. This is a call for submissions from all fields of crafts – with special mention of textiles – for works with exceptional fashion and artistic appeal and that utilize traditional crafts. The reward is valuable, 50,000 euros!

Weaving happiness at 100 years old


Trust Esther James, it’s never “too late” to take up weaving! Ms. James, in Kalamazoo MI, has been weaving for almost 50 years, nearly half her life. In this inspiring story and video, you’ll enjoy a wonderful glimpse of the fulfillment that comes from a long time passion for weaving. Esther is a member of the Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo, where creativity and good company go hand in hand. It seems that some of Ms. James’ remarkable vitality can be attributed to the art of weaving, so be sure to order your yarns and loom today!

All of us at Halcyon Yarn wish this inspirational weaver a very happy 100th birthday this April!



Sequence Knitting, Simple Methods for Creating Complex Fabrics is THE book to add to your knitting library and we’re offering it at 10% off now through April 13th.  Author and designer Cecelia Campochiaro explores the practice of repeating basic stitch sequences to create fabric rich with texture and sophistication.  Sequence Knitting is the ultimate gift for knitters of all abilities, order your copy soon –  sale ends April 13th.


The Ashford Rigid Heddle, Knitters and SampleIt looms are now more versatile than ever. Ashford is the first in the industry to create a 15 dent reed, enabling finer yarns to be woven on a rigid heddle. We’re anticipating the arrival of these reeds in late April to May. Pre-order your reed today.


The Ashford SampleIt will soon be available in a 10″ model. You’ll love the 2 extra inches in this economical little loom.




With the new Ashford Rigid Heddle Table Stand you can position your loom in an upright position. Great for weaving tapestries and other hand-manipulated techniques. The angle of the stand can be adjusted to suit. The kit includes adjustable stand with rubber feet and extra side posts to hold the reed in place. Compatible with 16″, 24″ and 32″ inches. Pre-order today.


The Freedom Roller is a great new accessory for the Ashford 16″, 24″ and 32″ rigid heddle. Quick and simple to attach, this additional front roller gives you the freedom to weave longer lengths of fabric and the freedom to weave with thick weft yarns, all the while keeping the optimum sheds. Now you can weave double width projects with ease, weave rag or rya knot rugs longer and thicker, weave with super yarns and weave multiple projects without cutting and re-leashing the warp. Kit includes Freedom Roller with clicker pawl, warp stick and warp stick ties. Available soon. Pre-order your Freedom Roller today.




In the mood for a quick knitting project? Select one of the following Halcyon Yarn original designs with the recommended yarn and the pattern is FREE (make sure to add the pattern to your order).  Each of these featured patterns requires just one skein.

A simple silk scarf for breezy Spring evenings: Shell Lace Scarf printed pattern, or downloadable pattern, in Gemstone Soft Twist Silk Yarn


The perfect set in Swans Island Worsted: Simply Beautiful Cowl and Mitts print pattern, or downloadable pattern, in Swans Island Worsted Organic Merino Wool Yarn


Who can resist fingerless mitts? Endless Ruby Mitts - DK/Light Weight print pattern, or downloadable pattern, in Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn


The classic slouch hat in Botanica: Botanica Twisted Stitch Slouch Hat print pattern, or downloadable pattern, in Botanica Yarn


Bright & bold diagonal scarf: Multi-Directional Scarf - Noro Taiyo print pattern, or downloadable pattern, in Noro Taiyo Yarn



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Susan V. from Worthington, MA is the winner of the March 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.

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).


Can you knit peace? This weekend in Philadelphia, Cirkus Cirkör takes a dynamic, acrobatic, fantastical look at that question. Incorporating knit works from local arts students and knitting enthusiasts, this looks like a stunning work (video preview, and review in Vogue Knitting). The creators challenge themselves by telling a story, knitting large works live and high-flying acrobatics. It looks like the performance, based out of Sweden, has been touring for several years. Wish we could make it, if anyone makes it to the show let us know! Recommended for ages 10+.


April has arrived and it’s time to redeem your Halcyon Dollars. Start shopping and start saving!

Simply shop with us during the month of April and use the Halcyon Dollars you earned on purchases of $50 or more last November and December. Redeeming is EASY:

  • Ordering by phone 800-341-0282 let us know you have Halcyon Dollars to apply toward your order and give us the code for each Halcyon Dollar (easily found on the back).
  • Ordering On-line enter the code of your first Halcyon Dollar into the “discount code” field. Enter each additional Halcyon Dollars into the “comments” field at checkout. (Please note discounts from Halcyon Dollars entered in the comment line will  be applied just before shipment of your order and will not be reflected immediately).
  • When shopping at the store present your Halcyon Dollars when you checkout and we’ll do the rest.

Halcyon Yarn does not keep track of individual Halcyon Dollars. In order to use them you must have the code. Halcyon Dollars cannot be applied to previous orders and are not redeemable for cash. Eligible for redemption April 1st-30th, 2016.

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