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If you haven’t already, you have got to try rug hooking – the design flexibility and creative freedom it affords are intoxicating! Already “hooked”? Either way, we are so excited to offer you a 3 day workshop with Meg Little, who has been energizing hookers with her bold designs. She’s coming to Halcyon Yarn, don’t miss out!

Meets on: Thursday – Saturday, January 15 – 17, 9:00 – 4:30 ea day for 3 days.

This 3 day workshop explores contemporary rug design using a punch needle. Although it is listed as a beginner level class it will encompass all levels of punch hooking experience. Students will construct a frame and work on designs for a small rug that can be used as a chair pad. There will be ample time to learn/hone the technique, complete the project and plan future projects. Emphasis will be on exploring color and developing original designs. Open to all.

A question often asked about Meg Little’s work is, “Do I put it on the floor or on the wall?” Despite her fine arts background, Little herself shrugs off the labels of utility vs. decoration. Her one-of-a-kind, hand-tufted rugs are part of the long tradition which creates a celebration of the everyday, marrying beauty to functionality in what may be the ultimate luxury of art. She has won accolades, awards, and national media attention over the past two decades. Justly praised for her powerful, sensuous use of color, she has recently broken through to a new level with the complexity and depth of her patterns. Little is also one of the rare textile artists who design and make each rug themselves. “The work reflects the hand,” she believes. And through her hands, the age-old languages of color and symbol appear new again.

(See more of Meg’s work on her web site www.meglittle.com)

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Finding that perfect holiday gift can be a challenge. Whether it’s toys, electronics or gifts for the gardner, “Top Gift Lists” are so helpful. After all, if it’s popular with so many other people, why wouldn’t it be popular with your friends and loved ones. So we’re here to share what’s hot in the fiber world. We’ll let you know which items we package up over and over again and ship all around the world to folks just like you. If you’ve not yet decided on that ideal gift we hope this first hand knowledge of what other fiber folks are buying will help you make a decision. And if you just can’t decide, always remember you can never go wrong with a Halcyon Yarn Gift Certificate


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Meg Little’s handmade rugs are mesmerizing. Her skillful use of color and design capture your attention and hold you captive as your eyes wander the expanse of her rugs analyzing the smallest of detail. Meg has won accolades, awards and national media attention over the past two decades for her contemporary rugs. Justly praised for her powerful, sensuous use of color, she has recently broken through to a new level with the complexity  and depth of her patterns.

Join her here at Halcyon Yarn January 15-17 from 9am-4pm when she teaches  Not your Grandmother’s Hooked Rugs . This three-day workshop explores contemporary rug design using a punch needle. The class encompasses all levels of punch hooking experience. Students will construct a frame and work on designs for a small rug or chair pad. There will be ample time to learn/hone the technique, complete the project and plan future projects. Emphasis is on exploring color and original designs.

Treat yourself  or someone special this holiday season with the gift of learning.

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Make sure you check out all our sale yarns. We have a few additional discontinued yarn lines and several discontinued colors in the following yarn…

   

All sales final. These are discontinued yarns and/or colors for which we cannot take back orders. No additional discounts apply. Limited stock available.

At Halcyon Yarn we know just how important the arrival of that special gift during the holidays can be. We’d like to help you avoid the last-minute panic of “Will it get here in time?!!!” by informing you of all the important shipping dates. We’d also like you to know about our holiday hours, and our “Elf Notes” for items that simply couldn’t make it there on time (backorders :-).

What is an Elf Note? Well, say you want to get someone a super special spinning wheel, or loom, and we have to special order it… If it doesn’t look like it’ll make it under the tree in time, we can make up a special note saying “our elves are working on this special gift for you”, that includes a photo of the item in a festive template. We’ll email you a pdf of the note and / or ship you a printed copy to put under the tree. Feel free to call us (800-341-0282) or make a note at check out if you’re interested in this free service.

Here’s the shipping nitty gritty:

Wednesday December 17 is the last day for UPS Ground to make it to the West Coast by December 24. After that you will need expedited shipping. But don’t wait if you can help it. ***The truth is, during the Holiday Shipping Season (Dec. 11-24), our shipping carriers will not guarantee delivery dates, expedited or otherwise.***

  • Friday December 19 is the last day to order expedited service with 3 Day Select and have it arrive December 24. (3 Day Select is not considered an air parcel and is NOT a guaranteed delivery at anytime of year.)
  • Monday December 22 is the last day to order expedited service with Second Day Air and have it arrive December 24.
  • Tuesday December 23 is the last day to order expedited service with Next Day Air and have it arrive December 24.
  • Wednesday December 24 is the last delivery day.

As we get down to zero hour we encourage you to call us at 1-800-341-0282 and place your order. If you speak with us directly we can verify stock and confirm details with you on the phone. We’re fully staffed Monday thru Friday 8 am thru 6 pm EST, and you can leave a message on Saturday and Sunday and we’ll get back to you on Monday.

If you are in the Mid-Coast Maine area and can stop by, our retail store in Bath is open Monday thru Friday from 9 am thru 6 pm,  Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm. Through December 31st we’re open Sunday afternoon from noon thru 3:30 pm too. Please note December 19th we will open at 10:00 AM.

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve we will close at 2:30 pm. We will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

 

Looking for a stocking stuffer all the adults on your list will love? Look no further than the SALE Miracle Cloth Dusting Magnet - perfect for iPhone and iPad . And just in time for the holidays, they’re on SALE for the low price of $4.75, regularly $6.95. Our micro-fiber cleaning cloth picks up dirt and greasy grime like a magnet – without harsh chemicals or cleaners. It can be used dry or dampened with water to clean any surface. Clean smarter, clean greener.

   

We use them in the warehouse on looms, spinning wheels, computers, scanners, not to mention baseboards and window sills and LOVE IT! We love this for our electronic gadgets. Try it on your iPad or iPhone for a fingerprint-free clear screen. Halcyon loves hers for her iPad! Just wash in warm soapy water. Approximate size: 16 X 14 in. Colors vary.

 


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The holidays are quickly approaching. If choosing just the right gift is leaving you a little befuddled, look no further than a Halcyon Yarn Gift Certificate. It’s the perfect choice and always appreciated by the fiber lover in your life. As an added bonus, from now until the end of 2014, your gift recipient could receive a little something extra. For every $50 in gift certificates (per person), your gift recipient will receive a *$5 Halcyon Dollars Coupon to be used in April of 2015. The bigger the gift certificate the greater the Halcyon Dollars. For example, a $200 gift certificate will earn $20 Halcyon Dollars. Think of it as a gift for now and a gift for later.

So easy to order and so easy to use. Have your Halcyon Yarn Gift Certificate sent directly to the recipient or to you. If you prefer we can even e-mail. Gift certificates from Halcyon Yarn never expire. Perfect for all special occasions.

If ordering your gift certificate on-line please specify in the comment line at check out, the recipient and if you’d like a special message.

Want to pair your gift certificate with a little extra something? Check out our gift guide.

*The coupon(s) will ship directly to the specified shipping address.

 

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Three days left to “win your wish list”! $300, $200, and $50 gift certificates are up for grabs.

It’s been fun to see lists being made, and we’ve had some great feedback as well. Most recently we made it easier to add items to your fist wish list by simplifying the interface. Have you given it a try yet? Be sure to do so by Friday, December 12th to enter the contest. With questions, email Amos!

Entering is as easy as 1,2,3:

1) Make a wish list. Here is how.

2) Share it. With the share button! Or on your blog…

3) Let us know / enter contest here!

Be sure to check out all the details here.


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