General News

This promotion has ended, we hope you had a terrific holiday! Stay tuned for more seasonal specials.

Thank you for being the most wonderful community of customers and creators that a yarn store could hope for. We have so much to be grateful for, and we especially want to say a huge thanks to YOU!

Now through midnight Monday your order ships free, plus enjoy great deals on select seasonal favorites, gifts (did someone say stocking stuffers?), and Halcyon Yarn exclusives. For every order over $100 we’ll donate a dollar to Maine Needs to help provide for Mainers’ winter needs.

From all of us at Halcyon Yarn, enjoy a happy, healthy, and peaceful Thanksgiving!

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Current Operations


Our retail shop is currently closed to in-person shopping.

Dear Halcyon Yarn Friends & Customers,

We miss seeing you all in person, however until we can again offer the best possible shopping experience we remain closed to in-person visitors. Due to the many operational changes we’ve made over the past two years we can’t just flip a switch and resume in-store sales. If only it were that easy! Ongoing labor and supply chain issues mean we have to wait to re-open the retail portion of Halcyon Yarn. We look forward to offering an in-person experience again and we appreciate your understanding!

  • Curbside (contact-free) orders available for pick up M-F, noon – 5pm, except for holidays.
  • Shop Online 24/7! Orders ship out M-F and in-stock items typically ship out in 1-4 business days.
  • Telephone Customer Service, Monday – Friday, 11am – 5pm (EST).

We are glad to prepare a curbside order for you quite quickly if you happen to be in the neighborhood!

  • Many delivery carriers are experiencing delays due to staffing and safety limitations in certain areas. Likewise many of our vendors are experiencing delays, thereby lengthening wait times for certain items. We sincerely appreciate your patience. If you would like your order expedited, would like to pre-order/back order items, or have questions about availability please call and we’d be glad to help with your order.

We continue to offer the same great products and dedicated customer service you can always count on from Halcyon Yarn. We appreciate your understanding and continued support – thank you!


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Pre-order the Cricket Quartet now, with an expected shipment date of November 2022 – a perfect holiday gift!

cricket quartet schacht rigid heddle loom conversion

Making the leap from rigid heddle to multi-shaft weaving has never been easier and the possibilities are amazing!

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New! Cotton Bouclé Yarn


New Weaving Yarn – Cotton Boucle

A favorite for weavers, Cotton Boucle by Maurice Brassard is now available in 36 colors. On its own or combined with 8/2 Homestead Cotton or Cottolin, you’ll want to try it for kitchen towels, adding texture to woven yardage, or as a great lightweight scarf yarn. 100% Cotton, the look only improves with washing. It’s available in either half pound spools or convenient mini-cones so you can enjoy the full range of colors without breaking the bank.

At about 34 WPI (wraps per inch) it can easily be substituted in many projects calling for an 8/2 Cotton, or Cottolin. The texture gives you a little extra wiggle room to experiment with a tighter or looser sett and still achieve an attractive and stable cloth.

Keep your eyes out for new kits coming soon, and in the meantime the printed copy of Handwoven’s A Dozen Projects in 8/2 Cotton, offers some starting points for trying out this great yarn!


Cotton Boucle:
• Fiber content: 100% Unmercerized Cotton
• Wraps/inch (WPI) 34
• Weaving, tabby sett 12-18
• Weaving, twill sett 14-18
• Yardage: 2,300 yards/lb

  •    1,150 yards/0.5 lb. spool • Price/spool: $15.20 • Price 2 (8+): $13.75
  •    275 yards/mini • Price/mini: $7.65 • Price 2 (8+): $6.95

Related items of interest: • Our yarnsSuper Fine weight yarnsCotton yarnsWeaving BooksMulti-Craft Equipment

As the calendar changes to September the weather is right on cue with a crispness to the air, fall is right around the corner. Coziness is on the horizon and this Labor Day weekend we’ve got great specials for you!

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woven green and brown blanket with white text: start now for the coziest fall

The joy of going ‘up to camp,’ the warmth of a crackling fire, plus durability and designs that will bring coziness to the whole family for years to come – all that and more in a classic Maine yarn!

Pemaquid Mittens

Get ready for crisp weather with favorites to knit, crochet, or weave!

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Create beautiful hangings to reference in your studio, or cheerful and functional settings to brighten your table this summer!

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Happy Mother’s Day!


Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Halcyon Yarn!

Searching for the perfect last minute gift for a special mother or mother figure in your life? Whether it’s your mom, grandmother, the mother of your child, or someone wonderful who nurtured you (maybe you have a weaving or knitting “mom” who taught you the craft?) we’re here to help with a Gift Certificate for that special someone!

How many of you learned your craft from a mother, grandmother, or other mother figure? Or maybe it’s your turn to share and there’s someone you’re teaching your favorite fiber art? A Gift Certificate for them and the opportunity to spend time on a project you plan together could be just the right way to connect!

That’s what being a mom is all about, sharing what you know, having fun together, instilling skills in another generation, nurturing traditions, and making the time to spend with someone you love. For many of us fiber arts are at the heart of skills shared and time well spent!


We are happy to email the recipient a colorful digital Gift Certificate with your personalized message in plenty of time to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 8th!

Or, we can email it to you directly to print at home and deliver in person. Flowers, brunch, and a Gift Certificate to Halcyon Yarn, now that sounds like a perfect Sunday!

Halcyon Yarn Gift Certificates never expire and they can be used for any purchase at Halcyon Yarn. You can order online and specify your message and delivery method, or call 800-341-0282 and let us help you place an order and celebrate mom!

For your Gift Certificate to be emailed in time please place your Gift Certificate order no later than 4pm (EST) Saturday, May 7th. Telephone service is available until 5pm Friday, and email orders will be processed until 3 pm Saturday, if you need further assistance outside of telephone hours you may contact us here.

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