New Arrivals to the Halcyon Yarn Bookstore

Sometimes it's hard for us to keep up with the new additions of books, patterns and videos... But it is fun to try. Thank goodness creativity is alive and well - as evidenced by a continual stream of fantastic new media in our bookstore. Here is a snapshot - additions in the last month or so - of what has newly arrived on our loading dock. These books are hot off the press!

Halcyon is a firm believer in the power of books to inspire. To help you stock your own library she has this long standing offer: Order 5 or more books and each will be discounted 15%! Plus, once you get browsing, it can be hard to limit your order anyway...

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Design Collection - Weaving for Baby-Handwoven eBook Printed Copy


Author: Handwoven Magazine
34 pgs. (paper,color)

Now available in print exclusively from Halcyon Yarn. The editors of Handwoven magazine have assembled five of their favorite designs to create a collection of sweet projects for your favorite new person.

This ebook, and all of Halcyon Yarn's ebooks, are printed in full color on acid-free coated stock, saddle-stitched and ready for immediate browsing and convenient posting next to your loom.

Item Number: 5520021E.
Price: $12.95/ea.

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Dressed in Knits - 19 Designs for Creating a Custom Knitwear Collection


Author: Alex Capshaw-Taylor
152 pgs. (paper,color)
ISBN number:9781620339466

A couture wardrobe at the tip of your knitting needles! Explore 19 fashion-forward patterns with Alex Capshaw-Taylor.

Item Number: 59170920.
Price: $25.99/ea.
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Creative Techniques for Rug Hookers


Author: Donna Hrkman
108 pgs. (paper, color)
ISBN number:9780811713344

After you've mastered the basics of hooking and designing rugs, kick your art up a notch with your own artistic vision and personal touches. The creative approaches and techniques in this book will help you make every piece extra special and uniquely yours! Topics covered include:

* Hooking realistic portrait rugs

* Awareness rugs--create art with a message

* Special borders and embellishments

* Steampunk designs

Item Number: 77771000.
Price: $25.95/ea.
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Spin-Off Presents: How to Spin It, Making Yarn from Scratch - eBook Printed Copy


Author: Editors of Spin-Off
28 pgs. (paper, color)

From adding the very first twist to a handful of fiber to washing and skeining your handspun yarn, an amazing world opens up when you begin spinning. Enjoy this excellent resource on spinning better yarn!

You'll love this eBook if:

•You are wanting to get started on a handspindle and understand what fibers can be spun

•You desire to learn how to use twist energy in your spinning

•You are seeking to expand your knowledge and find new inspiration in your spinning

•You are wanting to learn how to make spinning easier and faster

Table of Contents:

Getting Started

Spinning on the Hooked Stick

Speeding it up: Using the Handpsindle

Processing Your First Yarn

Plying on Your Spindle

Fiber Preparations

Yarn Finishing

Wool

Scouring (Washing) Your Wool

The End and the Beginning

Resources

This eBook opens the door into the world of natural fibers and the yarns that can be made from them. Have fun and spin a good yarn!

This ebook, and all of Halcyon Yarn's ebooks, are printed in full color on acid-free coated stock, saddle-stitched and ready for immediate browsing and convenient posting next to your wheel.

Item Number: 5627025E.
Price: $10.99/ea.

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Spin-Off Presents: Combing: a Spinner's Guide- eBook Printed Copy


Author: Editors of Spin-Off
44 pgs. (paper, color)

Wool combs deserve a healthy measure of respect—and not just because they are sharp and weighty. It’s a big step to go from spinning commercially prepared top to making your own. But as you will discover, there is no substitute for the pleasure of spinning hand-combed top.

With this collection of articles from some the most distinguished contributors in Spin-Off’s history, you can break down that step from daunting to completely doable. You can build your skills with small and inexpensive equipment such as minicombs, flickers, and even dog brushes, or dive right in with hackles and full-sized wool combs. (On second thought, no diving around the wool combs.)

Contents include:

Spinner's Question: Tools for Processing Wool

Wonderful Worsted by Iris Dozer

Wonderful Worsted II: Alternate Methods to Woolcombing by Iris Dozer

Flickering and Combinb Painted Locks by Kate Larson

Flick Carding by Sarah Anderson

Get Your Hackles Up! by Roberta Murray

Minicombs by Carol Rhoades

Spinner's Question: Combing wool and the matter of waste fiber by Rita Buchanan

Worsted Yarn: The Classic Way by Paula Shull

Instantly download your copy of Combing: A Spinner's Guide today!

Note: As some of these articles are true classics, the quality of their images is not as high as we would require today. It’s still great information, so we’ve opted to share it with you despite the rougher edges. You may also note that not all the authors are in agreement on every point. As in all things spinning, there is a bounty of educated opinions. The only way to find your right one is to try it for yourself.

This ebook, and all of Halcyon Yarn's ebooks, are printed in full color on acid-free coated stock, saddle-stitched and ready for immediate browsing and convenient posting next to your wheel.

Item Number: 5627024E.
Price: $15.99/ea.

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Spin-Off Presents: Handwoven, Fiber Friends to Knit and Crochet,- eBook Printed Copy


Author: Editors of Spin-Off
40 pgs. (paper, color)

The Handspun Fiber Friends to Knit and Crochet eBook honors fiber suppliers from the animal kingdom who make the hobby of spinning possible! The 8 easy-to-make and fun-to-create projects in this eBook aren't just for looks; they also offer skill-building and stash-busting opportunities. Create cozy mittens in a variety of natural wool colors, explore drafting and wet-felting projects to try with kids, and so much more!

From puppets and mittens to ponchos and sweaters, this eBook offers 8 great projects including:

Estonian Hand Puppets by Anu Kotli and Carol H. Rhoades

Moth Mittens by Sarah Anderson

Sheepy Mittens by Amy King

Andean Alpaca Poncho by Kaye D. Collins

Wensley and Dale by Michelle Green

Llama Pullover by Marianne Isager

Pop-Pom Bunny by Mary Ellen Nichols

Spider Hat by Nancy Roberts

This ebook, and all of Halcyon Yarn's ebooks, are printed in full color on acid-free coated stock, saddle-stitched and ready for immediate browsing and convenient posting next to your wheel.

Item Number: 5627023E.
Price: $14.99/ea.

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Spin-Off Presents: Spinning Fine Wool - eBook Printed Copy


Author: Editors of Spin-Off
19 pgs. (paper, color)

There are so many different reasons to love fine wool: softness, crimp, and the potential for spinning gossamer yarns. From the first prized Merinos gradually exported around the world to newer breeds such as CVM, fine wool is surprisingly versatile. Beyond the ubiquitous (but delightful) Merino top are fine fleeces to select, wash, and process for delightful yarn. In “Spinning Fine Wool” you won’t find one single method for spinning or washing wool, but rather a collection of results from experienced spinners who have found success using several different methods. Fine wool isn’t a one-size-fits-all fiber. Its beauty comes from its ability to be used to make luxurious fabrics in a multitude of ways. And after reading this eBook, you’ll have the spinning wisdom to try out on your own projects!

This ebook, and all of Halcyon Yarn's ebooks, are printed in full color on acid-free coated stock, saddle-stitched and ready for immediate browsing and convenient posting next to your wheel.

Item Number: 5627022E.
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Spin-Off Presents: A Spinner's Guide to Dyeing and Blending - eBook Printed Copy


Author: Editors of Spin-Off
19 pgs. (paper, color)

Learn how to put together a colorful palette for your project with confidence! Color: A Spinner's Guide to Dyeing and Blending combines the advice from five master colorists who will inspire, reassure, and inform! This eBook is just what you need to choose a color scheme and bring it to life in your yarn!

You'll love this eBook if:

•You are interested in learning how to dye your own handspun

•You want to learn different dyeing techniques such as dyeing with food coloring, a crockpot, or a drum-carder

•You want to create color combinations such as neutrals, muted rainbows, bold primaries and more

•You are looking for the perfect book on dyeing and blending.

Contents:

•Color Inspirations

•Dyeing with Food Coloring

•Crockpot Dyeing

•Lanaset Dyes

•Color Blending for the Spinner

•Blending Colors at the Wheel

•Designing with a Color Wheel

This ebook, and all of Halcyon Yarn's ebooks, are printed in full color on acid-free coated stock, saddle-stitched and ready for immediate browsing and convenient posting next to your wheel.

Item Number: 5627021E.
Price: $10.99/ea.

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Essentials of Handcarding - eBook Printed Copy


Author: Editors of Spin-Off
20 pgs. (paper, color)

Looking for a way to build on your carding skills? This eBook was designed with you in mind!

With these articles from some of Spin-Off’s most distinguished contributors, you can turn your carding experience from confusing to confident. Find basic step-by-step directions to make batts, rolags, and rovings with handcards. Learn to break in your handcards so they’ll work better than ever. Discover techniques for carding cotton that will make spinning it a pleasure. Discover how a blending board—which looks like a single oversized handcard—can help you card for texture and color.

Contents include:

Basic Principles of Hand Carding by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts

Conditioning Hand Cards by Beverly Nissen

Carding Cotton by Beverly Nissen

Spinner's Question: Tools for Processing by Rita Buchanan

Carding on a Blending Board by Gwen Powell

This ebook, and all of Halcyon Yarn's ebooks, are printed in full color on acid-free coated stock, saddle-stitched and ready for immediate browsing and convenient posting next to your wheel.

Item Number: 5627020E.
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Spin-Off Presents: How to Wash Wool - eBook Printed Copy


Author: Editors of Spin-Off
20 pgs. (paper, color)

We talk a lot about carding and combing and rolags and top, but the first step in any of those prep processes is cleaning that fleece. And an important step it is, too: leave any grease or dirt (or soap!) in the wool and you will regret it with every stroke of the card or comb.

This collection of gems from Spin-Off’s archives is full of ways to clean wool, from low-tech and easy to painstaking and labor-intensive. What all the articles have in common (besides a certain patina—these are oldies-but-goodies and don’t have the same design as our current issues) is a focus on getting each prized fleece from stinky to spectacular.

Before you head to a wool show or click the “buy” button on your next fleece, read the words of wisdom from our panel of experts. You may find them not in perfect agreement on some points... so you will have to try out their methods and see for yourself. (Please note that this may call for more than one fleece. We know that’s a terrible prescription.)

Highlights of this magazine include:

Plain talk on Scouring Fleece by Cathi Till

Another Look at Wool Scouring: Ingredients, Problems, Techniques by Lee Raven

Washing Your Wool and Getting it Clean Enough for a Commercial Processor by Connie Delaney

Washing Wool for Combing by Paula Shull

What's in the Wash? by Pat Slaven

Preparing Raw Wool in 30 Minutes by Harley Bruce Stevens.

This ebook, and all of Halcyon Yarn's ebooks, are printed in full color on acid-free coated stock, saddle-stitched and ready for immediate browsing and convenient posting next to your wheel.

Item Number: 5627019E.
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