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Current Operations

Dear Halcyon Yarn Friends & Customers,

We hope that you are staying safe and continuing to make beautiful textiles during this unusual year!

  • Our retail shop remains closed to the public
  • Curbside pickup, and shipped orders, are available

The health and safety of our community, staff, and customers, remains our highest priority. Please reach us online or by phone. We are continuing 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.

Here’s how we’re currently operating:

ONLINE ORDERING

We’re glad to be safely bringing beautiful materials right to your door. You can order online at any time for delivery to the United States and Canada. Due to more limited staffing and changes to international delivery schedules expedited and international order cannot be placed online at this time, however we are glad to coordinate an expedited or international order over the phone. All regular orders ship within 1-3 business days.

In order to assure timely delivery we are currently only offering in-stock items through the website, however we are glad to place a back order or special order over the phone. If there’s something you don’t see online, or if you would like to order equipment or other items temporarily unavailable on the website our customer service representatives are happy to coordinate your order. Please call 800-341-0282, or contact us here.

TELEPHONE SERVICE ~ 800-341-0282

Customer Service is available by phone:
Monday – Friday between 11am and 5pm (EST).

We’re glad to provide fiber art advice and product recommendations, take your order, provide the status of an order you’ve placed, or arrange for curbside pick-up. Please call 800-341-0282. If all our associates are busy please leave a brief message and we’ll return your call promptly.

CURBSIDE PICKUP

For our local customers and shop visitors – we miss you! We are sorry we can’t invite you into the retail shop at this time, however we are glad to get an order ready for you to pick up at our 12 School Street location in Bath, Maine. Our safe and convenient curbside process is completely contact-free.

You may place an order for curbside pickup either by phone or online.

Curbside pickup times are available:
Noon – 5pm (EST), Monday – Friday.

If you need to make other scheduling arrangements please let us know and we’ll work to accommodate your request.

TELEPHONE – Please call at least an hour in advance of your desired pick up time so that we can confirm your order and have it ready. Please pay by credit card when you order and let us know when you’ll be picking up.

ONLINE – Place your curbside order in our online shopping cart and during the checkout process please select Curbside as your shipping preference. You’ll be prompted to enter a preferred pick up time and the shipping fee will be waived. Only in-stock items are available for curbside and you can place your order at any time up to a week in advance of the selected pick up time.

Your order will be in a brown paper bag with your name on the outside and the receipt enclosed. Your card will be charged in advance. Orders are on the black shelf in the covered doorway just outside the main entrance from our parking lot. Please park in the lot and if other visitors are at the door please respect at least six feet of physical distance and wear a mask when retrieving your order. The shop door will remain locked and the area is monitored by video. If you have any difficulty please call and someone will assist you.

Customer service staff are not available to meet you at the door or let you into the store, pickups are entirely contact-free. Please call or email with any questions.

RETURNS

We cannot accept returns or exchanges in person at this time. Please mail your items to the following address and include your contact information and return/exchange information.

Halcyon Yarn – Returns, 12 School St., Bath, ME 04530

Returns must be made within 60 days of the original purchase, and be in unused condition with original, unopened packaging (labels or sealed packaging) intact. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Refunds are issued via your original method of payment, of for store credit if you prefer.

Except in case of error or defect, we cannot accept returns on knitting needles, crochet hooks, sample cards, books, magazines or patterns, special orders or drop shipped items, items which have been used, assembled, or otherwise modified, or clearance items.

STAYING SAFE AT HALCYON YARN

We want you to know that when you shop from us you can trust that we have taken every precaution to maintain the highest safety standards for all Halcyon Yarn staff, as well as for our delivery people, and for you. Here is what we are doing to maintain the safety of our community:

  • We have limited the number of staff permitted on-site per shift so that adequate physical distancing can be maintained at all times. Staff work and take breaks only in their own workspaces.
  • Masks are provided to and worn by all staff any time they are in a common area of the building.
  • High filtration HEPA air filters are operating in all work areas and common areas throughout the building.
  • All high-touch surfaces, including doorknobs, entry areas, and workstations, are sanitized regularly throughout the day.
  • An additional handwashing station has been installed and staff are required to wash their hands frequently throughout their shift.
  • Sanitizing supplies are provided at every workstation and entry, and are used frequently during the handling of all incoming and outgoing items.
  • Deliveries and outgoing packages are staged so that drivers do not enter the building at any point. For their safety and our staff’s they access packages exclusively through well-ventilated loading areas that are not accessed by anyone else during package handling.
  • All full-time Halcyon Yarn staff are provided 100% employer-paid group health and dental insurance, along with an employer-funded HSA (health savings account) to offset deductibles. We stand by the belief that no one should be without affordable access to health care, especially now.
  • Paid emergency sick leave is arranged for any who need it to quarantine, care for themselves or family members.

Halcyon Yarn would not exist without the hard work of our capable and diligent staff. We are thankful for everyone’s efforts and we are grateful that we are able to put safety above all else throughout our operation.

As you shop online or in your community in the coming weeks we urge you to consider the practices of the companies from whom you acquire goods. Please shop locally when you can, and support BIPOC and other minority-owned businesses. We urge you to patronize those businesses that are putting the health of their community and the safety of their staff above the “profit at any cost” model some businesses have chosen. It is your loyalty as a customer that enables small businesses like ours and others to maintain the high levels of social responsibility, service, and care that we provide to our staff, customers, and communities. Your choices matter and we are grateful!

STAYING IN TOUCH

If you haven’t already, please sign up here for our email newsletter. This is the best way to stay in touch and to receive information and inspiration from Halcyon Yarn. We all need a little extra color and creativity and we look forward to sharing that with you here and on instagram and facebook.

Please contact us online if you have questions or would like further assistance. We will reply as soon as possible. Many of our staff are working remotely, therefore you may experience some delays – we will be in touch as soon as possible.

We realize it’s a privilege to be able to step back and take comfort in the “staying in” activities we love. Please, be extra kind and supportive of those who cannot easily take that time and are continuing to work and be in service, or who may be more isolated than ever. Consider this moment a respite if you can, and find comfort in the simple pleasures of making, and of giving.

Be well, be safe, be creative, please wear a mask, and especially be kind to one another!

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