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Great Gifts – Holiday 2017

Get ready for giving!

Things are starting to look wonderfully wintery here in the shop and we’re excited to help you get ready for the holidays. Here are a few ideas to help you find the perfect presents for your favorite fiber folks…

Helpful Favorites For Everyone!

When it comes to wrangling skeins nothing beats the classic wooden swift. Our carefully crafted Cherry Swift is handmade in Maine with a fine oil-rubbed finish. A beautiful addition to your home or studio, this swift will last a lifetime. For the ultimate winding situation splurge on the Maine Made Cherry Swift and Wooden Ball Winder Combo.

 

Maine Made Cherry Swift and Wooden Ball Winder Combo  Maine Made Cherry Swift and Wooden Ball Winder Combo
Maine Made Cherry Swift by Tom Siske  Maine Made Cherry Swift by Tom Siske
Heavy Duty Wooden Ball Winder  Heavy Duty Wooden Ball Winder

Everyone needs a tote or two – big or small – to keep your favorite tools and projects tidy and handy. Try the Otter Project Tote by Mum n Sun Ink for your bigger projects, or the smaller Fox Project Bag by Mum n Sun Ink is perfect for a two or three skein project and pattern. The sturdy [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is tough enough to keep your needles and scissors from poking out, and it does double-duty as a tablet sleeve too! See all the cute Mum’N’Sun Ink tote designs here!

 

Otter Project Tote by Mum n Sun Ink  Otter Project Tote by Mum n Sun Ink
Fox Project Bag by Mum n Sun Ink  Fox Project Bag by Mum n Sun Ink
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Our other favorite accessory cases are these charming fair-trade felt pouches. They’re great for holding all your little notions handy and the thick wool felt keeps needles, scissors and other little sharp items safely tucked away. Makes a great gift for non-knitters too as these are a lovely little clutch purse no matter what you need to carry!

 

Clearance - Climbing Vine Notion Felt Bag - Black  Clearance - Climbing Vine Notion Felt Bag - Black
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A perennial favorite for every age – pot holders! Big or small, in bright crayon colors, or more sophisticated hues, the classic potholder loom and loops make a fun winter project and the results are welcome touch in every kitchen.

 

Harrisville Potholder Loops - Standard Size Yarn Harrisville Potholder Loops - Standard Size Yarn
Harrisville Potholder Loops - Pro Size Yarn Harrisville Potholder Loops - Pro Size Yarn
Harrisville Potholder Loom Kit - Cotton Loops (makes 2)  Harrisville Potholder Loom Kit - Cotton Loops (makes 2)
Deluxe Harrisville Potholder Loom Kit - Cotton Loops (makes 6)  Deluxe Harrisville Potholder Loom Kit - Cotton Loops (makes 6)
Harrisville Potholder Pro Loom  Harrisville Potholder Pro Loom
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Keep those handmade items looking good with proper care – Soak and Eucalan are both great wool washes, and make a great stocking-stuffer or addition to a fiber artist gift basket of goodies. Shop all the scents here!

A strong little pair of very sharp scissors are a must have for any fiber artist, and each of these make a welcome stocking-stuffer or small gift that will be used for years to come…

 

Merchant and Mills Wide Bow Scissors  Merchant and Mills Wide Bow Scissors
3.75" Folding Scissors  3.75" Folding Scissors
Multi-colored Stork Scissors  Multi-colored Stork Scissors
4" Spring Action Scissors  4" Spring Action Scissors

Weave

Every weaver has a tool or two they can’t live without – a favorite shuttle, a perfect hook, a go-to book… Here are a few of ours!

 

Halcyon's Engraved Brass Hook for threading and sleying  Halcyon's Engraved Brass Hook for threading and sleying
Halcyon's Brass Hook and Wooden Sett Tool  Halcyon's Brass Hook and Wooden Sett Tool
Bluster Bay 14 " Double-Bobbin Closed-Bottom Boat Shuttle  Bluster Bay 14 " Double-Bobbin Closed-Bottom Boat Shuttle
Bluster Bay 12" Poke Shuttle  Bluster Bay 12" Poke Shuttle
Schacht 11" Open-Bottom Boat Shuttle, Maple  Schacht 11" Open-Bottom Boat Shuttle, Maple
Leclerc End-Delivery Shuttle  Leclerc End-Delivery Shuttle
Handwoven Home  Handwoven Home
Design Collection - Five Patterns for Holiday Weaving, Handwoven eBook Printed Copy  Design Collection - Five Patterns for Holiday Weaving, Handwoven eBook Printed Copy
18 Towels on Four Warps, One Tie-up  18 Towels on Four Warps, One Tie-up
Rag Rug Handbook - 2nd Edition  Rag Rug Handbook - 2nd Edition
The Tapestry Handbook - The Next Generation  The Tapestry Handbook - The Next Generation
A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns  A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns

If you’re new to weaving, or want a quick and easy project, try the Waffle Weave Kitchen Towel Kits – available in festive holiday colors!

Is this the year to get (or give) a loom? Multi-harness looms ship FREE from Halcyon Yarn!

One of our experienced and friendly weaving staff will be happy to help you select just the right loom model and accessories to make sure you get just the right equipment for enjoyable and successful weaving.

Knit

For a cute and colorful must-have, pick up the Colored Ring Stitch Markers (Small) or Colored Ring Stitch Markers (Large). A cute gauge ruler and knitting needle sizer are welcome in every knitter’s bag of tricks – or stocking!

 

Colored Ring Stitch Markers (Small)  Colored Ring Stitch Markers (Small)
Colored Ring Stitch Markers (Large)  Colored Ring Stitch Markers (Large)

 

Knitters Rule! - Gauge Swatch Ruler (4 inch measurement)  Knitters Rule! - Gauge Swatch Ruler (4 inch measurement)
Knitters Rule! - Gauge Swatch Ruler (2 inch measurement)  Knitters Rule! - Gauge Swatch Ruler (2 inch measurement)
Hedgehog Animal Needle Gauge  Hedgehog Animal Needle Gauge
Fox Animal Needle Gauge  Fox Animal Needle Gauge
Sheep Animal Needle Gauge  Sheep Animal Needle Gauge
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Spin & Felt

For a quick felting project try the easy and adorable [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] or [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . Or, try your hand at these needle felted felted cuties! Needle felted pieces make great holiday decorations, imagine a table setting or ornaments featuring a few of these handmade woollen sculptures… Kits make a great gift and felting is fun for all ages.

 

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Santa and Elves Needle Felting Kit- Romney Ridge  Santa and Elves Needle Felting Kit- Romney Ridge
Fox Single Creature Needle Felting Kit - Romney Ridge  Fox Single Creature Needle Felting Kit - Romney Ridge
Octopus Needle Felting Kit - Woolbuddy  Octopus Needle Felting Kit - Woolbuddy
Sheep Needle Felting Kit- Romney Ridge  Sheep Needle Felting Kit- Romney Ridge

If you want to make lots of little projects, pick up one of our fiber assortments – perfect for spinners too!

 

Ashford Fiber Bag  Ashford Fiber Bag
Merino Fiber Bag  Merino Fiber Bag

Speaking of spinning…

Spinning wheels also ship FREE, and we’d be glad to help you select just the right wheel – from traditional to portable, and everything in between!

Gift Certificates

Still not sure? A Gift Certificate to Halcyon Yarn is always welcome!

It’s the perfect way to make sure the recipient receives something creative – and in just the right color! Gift Certificates are good on all merchandise, as well as classes at Halcyon Yarn, you can purchase them in any amount, and they never expire. We’re happy to include a message on the gift card too, please just let us know in your order comment what you’d like it to say. Perfect stocking-stuffers and great for every fiber artist on your list!

We’re always glad to help you select the right items – feel free to call or email and let us help you celebrate the handmade this holiday season!

 

 

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