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Portrait of Kate Comaskey


The time has come! Spring has sprung (at least according to the calendar) and we are moving full steam ahead into our Spring/Summer schedule. Take a peek at what we have lined up, and keep an eye out because we’ve got more exciting events on the way. For more details and class descriptions click on each class below. To register please visit or call us at 800-341-0282!

Interested in Rigid Heddle Weaving? We’re adding several dates for introductory and next-steps classes and we’ll let you know as soon as we do!

Begin to Spin: Part II, with Linda Clutterbuck

Saturday, April 8th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tapestry Weaving Open Studios with Barbara Burns

Thursday, April 13th 2:30 – 5:30
Thursday, April 27th 2:30 – 5:30

Ann Budd at Halcyon Yarn (two full days – save 15% when you take both!)

Friday, April 21st: A Skirt For All Seasons, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, April 22nd: Knitting Steeks and Inserting Zippers, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Click here to read more about both of Ann’s classes, and to find out how to save when you sign up for both classes!

Weaving 101, Weaving on a Floor Loom, with Sybil Shiland (three day class)

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May 12th – 14th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tapestry Weaving Beginning and Beyond with Barbara Burns (three day class)

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday June 2nd – 4th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Beginner Rug Hooking with Susie Stephenson (five evenings)

This class meets for 5 Tuesdays beginning June 6th. We will skip the week of July 4th and will conclude on Tuesday, July 11th. Please note that there is a separate materials fee, which you do not need pre-pay, as Susie is creating a special kit just for this class!

7:00 – 9:00 pm each Tuesday

June 6th
June 13th
June 20th
June 27th
July 11th

Natural Dyeing with Jackie Ottino Graf

Saturday, July 8th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Indigo Dyeing with Jackie Ottino Graf

Sunday, July 9th 9:00 – 4:00 pm

Felted Vessels with Susan Mills

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

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

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

More in store…!

As many of you know we’re renovating here in the store and things are looking good! We are open our regular hours and, when the work is complete, we look forward to offering you more space for great yarns, space to plan projects, and opportunities for trying your hand at a variety of crafts in new demonstration areas. Early this summer we’ll also start hosting more weekly drop-in groups, including knitting “office hours” plus regular craft demonstrations.

Our regular drop-in groups are going strong and always welcome new faces:

(please call first if the weather is iffy or it is a holiday)

Monday Night Sit & Knit, weekly from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday Twisted Spinsters, weekly from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Weave Share, third Wednesday of each month (please call to confirm if you’re new to the group!) 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Weaving Studio Space

Several of you have asked about renting loom time in the Halcyon Yarn classroom and we’re working on a studio rental program. For those of you who may not have space at home, aren’t sure whether a floor loom is right for you, or would just enjoy being in an inspiring environment with other fiber folks – this is for you. We’ll announce more details soon, so start looking at your calendars, dreaming up projects you’d like to try, send an email if you’re interested or have questions – and stay tuned!

Save the date! Saturday, May 6th – Mayfair Maker Fair

Welcome spring in historic downtown Bath with a citywide celebration and demonstrations! Bath’s annual Mayfair Celebration features yard sales, sidewalk sales, and new this year a Maker Fair. Throughout the day there will be dozens of free educational, crafting, and hands-on activities happening downtown and in the Library Park – as well as at Halcyon Yarn!

We’ll have a community tapestry weaving loom set up on Front Street, as well as spinning and felting demonstrations at the shop. It’s a great way to explore Bath and enjoy family-friendly activities all day long. For more details:

See you there!