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Summer is in full swing and there’s plenty to look forward to…

We have several great classes coming up and we hope you’ll join us. New classes for fall will be announced soon, but there’s a few right around the corner – don’t miss out!

Felted Vessels with Susan Mills

Saturday, July 22 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn to Spin Yarn on the Drop Spindle with Lesley Fowler

Saturday, July 29 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Beginning Tatting with Elaine O’Donal (two day class)

Saturday, August 12 • 10:00 am – 2:30 pm & Sunday, August 13 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Rigid Heddle with Sherry Cochran (two day class)

Saturday and Sunday, August 26 – 27 • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Annual Open House Sale & Celebration October 7th

Save the date… Halcyon’s Annual Open House will be on Saturday, October 7th! Every year we look forward to welcoming customers and old friends from all over the country for our biggest event of the year. With wonderful demonstrations, free refreshments, plus prizes and huge savings on everything in the store, this is a day you don’t want to miss. This year will bring some new surprises too!

SUMMER HOURS:

Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Have you visited before?

If you’re visiting the area, we’re happy to help you find your way around, or you can check out maps, travel resources, and local attractions at visitbath.com.

Driving Directions to Halcyon Yarn in Bath, Maine, are here: DIRECTIONS

 

 



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The New England Weavers’ Seminar (NEWS) is this weekend!

Will we see you at NEWS? This weekend we’re on the beautiful campus of Smith College and we’d love for you to stop by and say hello!

This wonderful weaving conference is a biennial event, organized by the New England Weavers’ Guilds. Every other summer weavers and textile enthusiasts of all stripes (or twills) gather in beautiful Amherst, Massachusetts for a long weekend of classes, tours, exhibits, shopping, and weaving camaraderie. This year Halcyon Yarn is among the vendors offering weaving yarns, kits, books, tools and more. The event is open to the public for shopping, and viewing the world class weaving on display. Plus, there is still space in some of the drop-in classes!

If you love the fiber arts, NEWS is a gathering you won’t want to miss. Stop by the Halcyon Yarn booth for a special offer and chance to win one of our wonderful weaving kits – and to see one of Halcyon Yarn co-founder, Hector Jaeger’s, beautiful hand-dyed and handwoven wool rugs. We hope to see you there!

We’ll be sharing some highlights, and a little of what we learned, in our national weekly newsletter soon, so check your email and make sure you’re signed up for that list as well for the details of this very special gathering.

Details and the full schedule can be found on the NEWS website, or Facebook page.



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Halcyon Yarn is hiring a part-time customer service associate for our retail yarn store in Bath, Maine.

Halcyon Yarn is hiring a part-time customer service associate at our store/distribution center in downtown Bath, Maine. The right candidate has fiber arts experience (or a strong enthusiasm to learn!), enjoys helping others, working as part of a team, has a positive attitude, and enjoys being busy. This position interacts directly with customers in person, via digital media, and telephone. You’ll also interact with most other departments of the business, and you will be expected to take initiative, and provide consistently high standards of customer service and professionalism across all activities and interactions.

Join a great team working in an established and still-growing, second-generation-owned and operated family business. We are honored to serve a loyal and creative community of fiber artists, both locally and nationally. Halcyon Yarn is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse, positive, and fulfilling workplace. Our company strives to provide the best possible products and services to the fiber arts community. We value continuous improvement and we are committed to fostering an environment that encourages collaboration, personal responsibility, respect, creativity, sustainability, and service to our community.

Schedule is 3-4 days/week (20-28 hrs), weekends required.
$11.00/hr plus store discount and free classes at the shop.
Position available immediately.

To apply please email a letter of interest, and a resume or description of work history, including contact information and two references. Please use title: Job Application

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

ACTIVITIES: (include and are not limited to)

  • customer service in multi-channel retail environment (store/web/telephone/chat)
  • shop appearance, inventory maintenance, tidying, assist with display and sample making
  • process orders and complete sales
  • re-stock and pick orders
  • participate in creating occasional product reviews and promotional materials

You’ll also participate in special events and programs, general upkeep of the retail store and classroom, and other tasks as needed.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • fiber arts experience & enthusiasm!
  • other creative skills, and/or retail experience, are a plus
  • a positive, energetic, and professional demeanor
  • enjoy working with people and as part of a team in a retail environment
  • effective written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to prioritize multiple activities, manage time well, and remain task focused
  • reliable attention to detail and ability to follow procedures and directions consistently
  • ability to take initiative, solve problems, work independently, and accomplish goals with or without direct supervision
  • enjoy learning and sharing new skills, comfortable asking for help, and happy to lend a hand to others
  • must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, bend, reach, and perform repetitive tasks in sitting and standing positions for some extended periods of time, as well as safely and comfortably use basic office and warehouse equipment
  • high school diploma or equivalent
  • familiarity with basic computer skills and experience with basic business software, email and multi-line phone systems preferred, as well as the ability to quickly learn and use company’s database/POS program