General News

Whether it’s to make or give, our knitting and weaving kits are a great way to get ready for a handmade holiday!


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New projects to fall for…


Get cozy with new projects to weave, knit, or crochet!

Limited Edition Kits for Knitters

Noro Limited Edition Project Kits

Featured Weaving Kits

Enjoy winter with these wonderful project kits in new yarns and styles!

Looking for a fabulous new project? We’ve got something for everyone! Skip the planning and go right to the fun with these new kits from some of your favorite brands.

Check back often, we’re adding new styles frequently. Try a new yarn or technique, kick back… and weave or stitch up something beautiful!

Please note that some of these featured kits are limited editions and therefore are non-returnable. They may drop ship directly from the manufacturer and therefore ship separately from the rest of your order at no additional charge. Please note this if ordering for curbside pick up.

Looking for a simple grab-and-go project for summer? With ample yardage and made-for-the-yarn patterns these easy to work from “cakes” (and ombre color packs) from Spanish yarn maker Katia are just right for a pop of easy color!

Order now for best selection – supplies of these beautiful yarns are limited, once it’s gone it’s gone! (All sales are final.)

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new colors of cotton

When we first introduced this wonderfully soft hand-dyed organic cotton it was an instant hit. We’re excited to bring you new colors plus a perfect summer poncho pattern. Great Adirondack Organic DK Cotton is ideal for quick shawls and knit t-shirts, and it’s a terrific yarn for weaving.

On sale for a limited time!

This promotion has ended, please stay in touch for other great deals!

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Statement of Solidarity


Black Lives Matter.

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”
– Dr. Angela Davis

Halcyon Yarn stands in solidarity with those protesting racism and inequity, and with the courageous people whose work moves us towards a truly equal and inclusive society. This extraordinary moment asks all of us to acknowledge where we stand on issues of racial and social justice and it challenges us to create a better world. We make this statement because we believe silence is complicity in the face of injustice. Visibility matters and the time to stand and be counted is overdue.

I feel heartbreak and rage at the racism and violence in this country and throughout the world, but it is not my or my company’s feelings that most need to be heard, more important voices need to be amplified. We commit to listening to and making space for those voices and actions. We commit to continuing to educate ourselves, and to acting in accordance with our values. We commit to supporting and participating in the process of lasting and meaningful systemic change.

Consistent antiracist actions matter more than anything we can say at this moment. Antiracism must be a daily practice for every person of conscience. We commit to that practice.

From now through June 19th Halcyon Yarn is donating a portion of all sales to these organizations:

Cultivating Community

Black Owned Maine

Color of Change

We encourage you to seek out and support organizations that work for racial justice in your community. Support Black artists and Black owned businesses.

Black Lives Matter.

In solidarity,
Gretchen Jaeger, Halcyon Yarn

Guide to Allyship

Antiracism Resources

We appreciate the work of @amelielamont, @sarahsophief and @dj_diabeatic for compiling and broadly sharing this information. Please keep sharing!

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COVID-19 Store Update


Dear Halcyon Yarn Friends and Customers,

We hope that you are staying safe continuing to make beautiful things during this unusual summer. Let’s stay creative together during this challenging time!

The health and safety of our community, staff, and customers, is our greatest priority. In order to maintain the highest safety standards we are operating with limited staff and schedule. We are glad to be taking your calls and processing online orders, as well as offering contact-free curbside pick-up. Our retail shop remains closed to the public and we have suspended all classes and groups for the time being. We appreciate your understanding and we will continue to adapt as safety and public health guidance permits.

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New on the bookshelf…


Spring titles to inspire you!

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Welcome to Halcyon Yarn


Whether you weave, knit, spin, crochet, felt, dye, rug hook, or all of the above… at Halcyon Yarn you’ll discover yarns and tools to last a lifetime.

Halcyon Signature Yarns are made from the finest natural fibers at socially responsible mills. We focus on fibers derived from plants and animals (not petroleum) and we carry brands whose quality and beauty we believe in. We bring the yarn store right to you – sample cards are available for many of our yarns and fibers. The equipment we offer is durable, well-designed, and made by those who share your passion for these crafts.

Whether you’re new to the fiber arts or are already an expert, our customer service team is always happy to help! We’ve been serving fiber artists for almost fifty years, and whether we already know you by name, or you’re just discovering us we are glad to provide you with answers, expertise, and inspiration – plus reliable and fast shipping.

We’re a family run business with a love for the handmade. We will always stand behind our service and the products we offer. Thank you, for making our work a pleasure!

Let’s keep in touch!

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Want to learn more?

Our current hours, operations, and covid-19 safety statement are here.

Here’s a little of our history. #raisedbyamaker

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