The Chill Chaser Woven Scarf is an eye catching, simple to weave scarf that combines the gorgeous self striping colors of Plymouth Gina yarn in the warp with the softness and subtle shimmer of JuniperMoonshine yarn in the weft. Once woven and fulled they blend into a snuggly and oh so scrumptious fabric you’ll happily reach for on those chilly days.  Chill Chaser Scarf Kits are available in five striking color combinations (pattern included!) and we’re offering them at a reduced price of $29.95* now through Wed November 18th*!


This is ideal for the rigid heddle loom and requires a weaving width of 10″, an 8 dent reed and one stick shuttle. Fend off the winter chills with the Chill Chaser Scarf!  Packaged and ready to weave the Chill Chaser Scarf Kit is a great gift item. Sale price on kits only, expires Wed 11/18 at midnight EST


If you have suitable yarns already, we also have pattern only (or download ). Interested in rigid heddle weaving?  The Schacht Cricket 15" Rigid Heddle Loom is great for beginners – add it to your wish list? Or get some help selecting


Like the looks of the hat (top photo) as well?  It’s the Botanica Twisted Stitch Slouch Hat using 1 skein of Juniper Moon Moonshine Yarn, complete the set with a matching hat! Pattern is FREE when you purchase the skein (downlable too Botanica Twisted Stitch Slouch Hat - Pattern download).





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Thank you to all who participated in the Red Scarf Project!  We have collected over 50 knit, crocheted and woven scarves to be sent to the Frannie Peabody Center here in Maine and distributed for their World AIDS Day awareness event on December 1st.  Many of the scarves came from our local community but we were thrilled to received scarves sent in from across the US and beyond.  The Frannie Peabody Center hopes to collect 500 scarves and we’re proud to be part of their efforts.

A special thank you to Saco River Dye House for supplying “Frannie Red” yarn for this project.  Learn more about the Frannie Peabody Center and World AIDS Day at http://peabodycenter.org/the-red-scarf-project/

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Have you generously donated your time and efforts to help support The Red Scarf Project? Don’t forget Sunday November 15th is the last day to turn in your red scarf. Stay tuned later this week when we send out a heart felt thank you to all who participated and showcase some of the amazing knitted, crocheted and woven scarves we’ve received. It’s inspiring to be part of such a generous, thoughtful community!



Take advantage of Halcyon Yarn’s new extended Sunday hours, 11am-4pm, to get a jump start on your winter projects and gift giving. Don’t forget we’re open 9am-6pm Monday-Friday (10am-4pm, Saturday). Tis the season to cozy up beside the warmth of a glowing fire. With the dwindling daylight hours, what better time to work on all your favorite fiber art projects? Whether it’s knitting, weaving, felting, spinning, rug hooking or crochet, we have the yarns, fibers and equipment to keep you busy all winter long.

Don’t forget to make it a handmade holiday this year. We have kits that make it easy and offer a wide variety of patterns and yarns to help you create the perfect gift. Stop by the shop to see what we have to offer or see our complete selection on line at www.halcyonyarn.com.



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As the days get shorter we’re all looking for fun activities to keep us cozy through the winter. There’s still space available in this Saturday’s ever-popular Noodling with Nuno Felt class taught by Marianne DuBois. Or if you’re thinking holiday presents, you’ll enjoy Marianne’s Felted Wine Totes class on December 12th in which you’ll complete two finished totes that make great gifts. Also check out Susan Perrine’s Saturday morning Make It and Take It Holiday Woven Tapes class on December 5th. You’ll be introduced to the basics of weaving while creating festive tapes or bands for holiday decorating. If this is the winter to take your knitting to the next level check out Deb Foster’s Continental Knitting class on Saturday November 21st.

Are there classes you’d like to see offered at Halcyon Yarn? Does your group need a space to meet? We’re happy to schedule private lessons or make our facilities available for your fiber get-togethers, and we’re always looking for new classes to inspire and delight! Let us know what you’d like to see by calling or emailing classes@halcyonyarn.com.

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Congratulations to Michele S. from Ellicott City, MD, our October winner of 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).


For one week only we’re offering our new Needle Felted Tapestry Kits at the *special price of $28.80. Choose from Folk Art Sheep Needle Felting Kit, Chinese Dragon Needle Felting Kit and Rooster Needle Felting Kit.


The initial response to these kits has been tremendous. People love them. So try one yourself or pick up a kit for fellow fiber lover. They make fantastic gifts.

Each kit includes clear step by step instructions that will have even a novice needling in no time. Finished tapestry can be used as a wall hanging or made into a pillow or adorn a larger project. Kit includes instructions, a stencil, piece of pre-felt, 2 felting needles, fiber to complete the design and needling board. Design measures approximately 12″-14″ square. Plan approximately 4-6 hours to complete.


*special price of $28.80 expires 11/11/15 midnight EST.

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We’re amazed at how fast this yarn has been flying off the shelves here in the shop! Bamboo Bloom Handpaints Yarn is a blend of rayon (from bamboo), wool and acrylic.  Tufts of wool roving are spaced among the tightly spun lengths of rayon and acrylic creating a thick and thin texture with sheen, softness and vibrant color.  Bamboo Bloom Handpaints lends itself to a variety of knitting gauges making it a go-to for fun accessories.  Try it paired with Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush Yarn for a super quick & super soft bulky project!


It’s great for weavers too, incorporate it in your warp or weft for a splash of texture. See how Denice Renee Grace at Schacht Spindle used it in her rigid heddle project. Some great tips on “homogenizing” and working with bulky / sluby yarns.



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