Meet Your Maker

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by: Gretchen

Raised By A Maker

 

What does making something by hand mean to you…? For many of us the act of making something is closely connected to the person who taught us our craft.

#RaisedByAMaker

In partnership with Interweave Press we recently shared our “Raised By A Maker” story on Instagram, Facebook, and our website. We invite you to learn a little more about our history and to share your own! For a limited time we’re also offering a free pattern collection featuring some of our favorite introductory projects to weave, knit, spin, and crochet. We’re here to help you get a new maker underway in the crafts we love!

Learn more about Halcyon Yarn’s Raised By A Maker history and receive your free pattern collection here!

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Ready to try new tapestry techniques? Barbara Burns is a masterful teacher and and we invite you to join her in a new workshop at Halcyon Yarn!

Mini Corset, Pulled Warp Workshop: A New Twist On Tight Lacing

There’s still a few spaces left in our other spring weaving classes too – please register soon though as they’re filling up fast!

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by: Gretchen

Latvian Mitten Exhibit

 

We’re delighted to share very special display of antique Latvian mittens. Forty-five pairs of hand knitted mittens featuring traditional Latvian designs, with samples representing all five historical regions are here at Halcyon Yarn for a limited time this winter.

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Join us for a special holiday event on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at Halcyon Yarn in downtown Bath.

  • Bristol Ivy book signing & trunk show
  • Display of Traditional Latvian Mittens
  • Community indigo dip – buy or bring items to turn blue!
  • Free holiday make-and-take craft stations, including pom pom making, needle felting, and yarn collages
  • Sale on select new and holiday items
  • Plus, free snacks and hot beverages!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for Open House! See you next year…

Make a great day of it at Halcyon Yarn’s Annual Open House this Saturday. Free and fun fiber arts for the whole family – and great savings however you shop, in-store or online!

Everything is 10% to 30% off all day, and online until midnight!

Enter Code: HYOH2018

For those of you who are new to Open House, here’s how the discount works online:

  • Place your order and enter code HYOH2018, you’ll automatically receive 10% off.
  • When we process your order we’ll draw for an additional discount and you’ll receive the higher of the two, up to 30% off!
  • Orders over $200 (before taxes/shipping/discount) receive a free canvas tote bag!

Join us from 10:00 to 4:00 in the retail store at 12 School St., Bath, Maine. Or shop online until midnight (EST) to enjoy this great event.

* Please note that telephone customer service will not be available Saturday, please leave a message and we’ll return your call Monday.

Enjoy Fiber Art Demonstrations in Weaving, Felting, Spinning, Dyeing, Lucet, & Rug Hooking all day in the 3rd Floor Classroom and throughout the store. Ask questions and try your hand at new crafts.

Indigo Dye-It-Yourself! We’ll have another great community indigo dip happening on Saturday at Open House. Indigo Sessions are from 10:15 to noon & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the School Street garage/loading dock. Check out the details here: Community DIY Indigo Dip

Artist talk and conversation with rug weaver and Halcyon Yarn co-founder Hector Jaeger. Meet Hector, see examples of his hand-dyed woven rugs, and learn about his process. 1:30 pm, first floor lobby.

Great sales on everything store wide, plus new items, door prizes, and refreshments all day long. Join us in person at the shop in beautiful Bath, Maine… Or visit online for great deals too… See you soon!

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Check out visitbath.com for local area attractions, including dining, lodging and the Downtown Autumnfest, also happening on October 6th! If you’ll be downtown, take advantage of the It Pays to Shop Local special. When you spend $50 at any participating business you can receive a $10 Gift of Bath certificate, good at over 70 stores!

Portrait of Gretchen
by: Gretchen

Dye-It-Yourself Indigo!

 

We love the deep true blue of natural indigo dye and we think you will too! This Saturday at our Annual Open House try natural indigo dyeing in our community indigo dip.

Bring or buy items to dye… No need to prepare a thing, we’ll have a dye-it-yourself station set up for everyone to try for free.

Indigo is a dark blue natural dye that’s easy to work with. It dyes beautifully on all natural fibers – both plant (cellulose) and animal (protein). There is no need to pre-mordant or otherwise prepare your yarn or cloth, please just make sure items are clean. Prep space and all the basic tools will be available as well as guidance for trying different techniques. Indigo will dye a true blue on white bases or you can create great effects by overdying other colors or patterned items.

Indigo Sessions will be from 10:15 to noon & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the School Street garage/loading dock.

White yarns and simple cloth blanks will be available to purchase, or you can bring your own. Indigo supplies will be available for sale as well if you just can’t get enough and want to try it at home!

#halcyonindigo #halcyonyarn #halcyonyarnopenhouse #yarnlove #lys

See you on Saturday!

Make a day of it with fiber arts demos, free refreshments, and savings of 10% to 30% off everything in-store and online… More Open House details here!