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Happening Now at Halcyon Yarn

Summer is in full swing here at Halcyon Yarn and there’s no better place to be than midcoast Maine – stop by for a visit!

Here’s the latest news from here at the shop…

Hector Jaeger, Artist Talk: Colors that Don’t Go together (And Other Crimes) • Thursday July 11th, 6pm at Markings Gallery

@hjaeger.rugweaver

TODAY! Join Hector Jaeger for an artist talk Thursday, July 11th, at Markings Gallery on Front St. in Bath, Maine. His hand-dyed, handwoven wool and linen rugs will be on display. He’ll be discussing his process and techniques as well as answering questions and sharing a great discussion. Hope to see you there!

Follow him on instagram @hjaeger.rugweaver

Hector is a co-founder of Halcyon Yarn. He has taught weaving, had projects published by Interweave Press, and now works from his studio in Bath designing and weaving distinctive flat weave rugs in astonishing colors.

Markings Gallery on display at Halcyon Yarn

Here in the shop we’re delighted to be featuring additional works by other Markings Gallery fiber artists. Visit Markings Gallery and stop by the shop to see this array of great Maine talent!

Barbara Burns August Tapestry Workshop

Join us for a new intermediate tapestry workshop with Barbara Burns:

3 Dimensional Tapestry Techniques, A Pulled Warp Workshop
(Formerly Mini Corsets: A New Twist On Tight Lacing)

August 24th & 25th (Saturday & Sunday) • $275

3 Dimensional Tapestry Techniques with Barbara Burns

In this intermediate level two day workshop students will weave a design supplied by the instructor, created specifically for learning techniques for creating a three dimensional tapestries. During the two teaching days Barbara will take students through the process of design for 3 dimensional pieces and teach the techniques to create a shaped tapestry including pulled warp techniques.

Barbara Burns is well known for her woven burlesque images and portraiture and also more recently for the development of 3 dimensional art tapestry garments. Studio activities will be supported by a presentation by Barbara of her experiences with designing and weaving corsets.

** This is not a beginning class. Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques and know how to warp their tapestry loom. Students will be expected to arrive with a pre-warped loom and suggested weft based on instructions provided when you register. Please contact us with questions or register here!

Looking for more classes…?

You may have noticed that we hit “pause” on our classes and groups this summer – we promise it’s for a good reason! This summer we are constructing a new dedicated classroom space. We will resume classes, groups, and even more dedicated fiber art activities this fall. Let us know if there’s something you’re looking for and stay tuned for a beautiful new space and grand re-opening celebration!

Maine Yarn Cruise Summer 2019

It’s been a lot of fun welcoming all the new and returning Maine Yarn Cruise folks – thanks for visiting! If you’re not already on the “cruise” there’s still plenty of time and you can pick up your passport and goody bag here at Halcyon Yarn or at any of the 21 participating locations.

Stop by to get your passport stamped, pick up yarn for the MKAL Philomena Shawl and check out or special yarn cruise discount items. Plus, enter our July prize drawing!

Visiting… Check these out!

Maine Fiberarts, located in Topsham, just a few minutes drive from Halcyon Yarn. Their charming gallery and studio feature works by Maine fiber artists. Their website is also a great resource with details about studios, farms and other fiber-related destinations throughout Maine.

LOOM, a show celebrating the work of Luke MacFadyen and Delaney Bullock. On display at the Merrymeeting Arts Center in Bowdoinham, through August 5th.

Welcome to Downtown Bath

Visiting the area this summer? Check out visitbath.com for a great calendar of events as well as local dining, lodging, shopping and other area attractions. See you soon!

Save the date: Halcyon Yarn Open House 2019 • Saturday, October 12th!

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