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by: Kendra

Gadgets & gizmos, bits & pieces, kits & baskets – all on SALE!  There’s lots to choose from, but not many to go around so order soon! Call in your order at 1-800-341-0282, no back orders or return on sale items.

Stock up during our Summer Sale Event!

 

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Reduced price on select colors of Plymouth Encore!  We’re making room for new colors and passing the savings on to you! The colors listed below on are sale for $4.95 each, regular price $6.50. Take advantage of this sale while supplies last, no back orders or returns on sale items. We recommend calling in your order at 1-800-341-0282

 

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We’re eagerly anticipating our sold out FiberME tour and meeting all the wonderful participants (a highlight each year)! We had a cancelation that has opened up one place on the tour. If you were interested but saw that it’s sold out, now is a great chance to join us.

Easiest way to sign up is to give us a call: 800-341-0282. Take a look at the series of posts we put up this spring highlighting various stops along our way to get a sense of where we’re headed or our FiberME page for an overview or to sign up online!

New Brown Sheep colors

We have a wall of color in the shop right when you walk in – and a good portion of it is due to Brown Sheep. Great colors, great yarn, great value. Introducing the latest Lamb’s Pride colors:

 

 

Some Brown Sheep colors are now on sale:

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The final bell rang – now what?  These are tried & true, kid tested fiber crafts to keep summer boredom at bay!

Tie Dye Kit  Make it a party!  Each kit can dye up to 15 cotton t-shirts (shirts NOT included).  Kit includes yellow, magenta & blue pre-measured dye. Other Procion dyes available separately – so many fun colors!

Harrisville Backstrap Loom with Accessories Clamp it to a surface and your kid is good to go!  Make straps, belts, bracelets, bookmarks etc.

Harrisville PRO Potholder Loom  features larger size and endless color possibilities (school colors?)  Bonus: Check out the Harrisville Pattern Wizard – a fun way to try out colors before making; also includes 24 pattern designs and color suggestions!

Make sure to use the PRO size loops for a generous 8″ potholder, Harrisville Potholder Loops - Pro Size color 315 (555MultiColor)

Harrisville 15" Easy Weaver Loom and Harrisville 7.5" Easy Weaver. Warped and ready to weave, available in two sizes. Includes all materials and detailed instructions. Give someone the gift of weaving in a very kid-friendly kit!

 

 

 

 

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Home and Away - Knits for Everyday Adventures  is another beautiful collection by designer Hannah Fettig.  A collection of nine essential patterns to suit your needs whether you’re traveling or enjoying the comforts of home. Home & Away patterns are clearly written with an option to knit each piece either seamlessly or in pieces – seams or no seams!  This is a wonderful book for the beginner as well with great information on sweater construction and sizing, the importance of gauge, understanding pattern terms, knitting in the round and finishing techniques. That’s not all!  This is also a stunning collection of photography.  Photographed right here along the Maine coast in Georgetown. Home and Away is sure to inspire!

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A few pattern highlights include “Boothbay”, (top), an open cardigan with a garter stitch collar and comfy fit for everyday wear. Knit in worsted weight, we recommend Worsted Merino Superwash Yarn by Plymouth  or Juniper Moon Moonshine. “Lesley”, (shown on wharf), is a classic pullover with a modern fit and open neckline. Botanica Yarn is a perfect match! Enjoy the luscious drape of fingering weight yarn in “Hancock”, shown above. Styled with a wide garter stitch collar and cropped length, heavenly in Swans Island Fingering Organic Merino Wool Yarn or Heritage Sock Yarn.

 

 

 

 

 

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by: Amos

Feel good clothing

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We love making things with fiber and yarn. It’s a wonderful thing to set aside time to create, and to share those creations with others. Here is an inspiring story of an effort to switch clothing production in Bangladesh from exploitation to empowerment. The key seems to be taking “handmade” seriously – and providing childcare, and education. The result allows the joy of making things by hand to take hold alongside pride in production. It’s an inspiring story – and nice to know that the joy that comes from making things with fiber is felt the world over.


Knit nests needed world-wide; rescued cute critters cuddling

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We’ve posted on knit birds nests before – but it turns out that many different rescued animals need appropriate habitat for rehabilitation. Knit nests, burrows and cozies are a perfect remedy. In addition to a bewildering array of bird species, there are weasels, bats, raccoons, possums… the list goes on and on! Wildlife Rescue Nests has a Facebook page with free patterns, and is connected with over 130 wildlife rescue organizations in 5 countries, there may be one close to you! Thanks to Katie Deline-Ray (background story here) for creating Wildlife Rescue Nests and connecting so many knitters, crocheters, and organizations in need.

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by: barbara

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Congratulations to Judy G. from Arcadia, CA our June 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).

 
 
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