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Holiday Cheer at Halcyon Yarn! Saturday, December 15th

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!

Bristol Ivy Trunk Show + Book Signing 12:00 – 1:30

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring. From the publishers of pompom (one of our favorite magazines). Bristol’s beautiful book includes 15 patterns for both accessories and garments, Knitting Outside the Box is essential reading for the adventurous knitter.

Knitting Outside the Box, book signing with Maine author, Bristol Ivy.
Order your copy now or pick one up in the shop!

From 12pm – 1:30pm Bristol will be signing copies of her book, Knitting Outside the Box! Copies are available to purchase at the shop.


Knitting Outside the Box  Knitting Outside the Box

We will also be hosting a trunk show all month featuring samples from Knitting Outside the Box. Stop by and see these beautiful pieces in person!

By the way, Bristol is just as lovely as her designs – which is to say, the very loveliest!!

Drawing on what inspires her most, Bristol shares the possibilities that she finds inherent in knit fabric. Utilizing exercises she uses in her life as a designer, she encourages knitters to make their own rules and push their creativity, by asking “what if?”

Holiday Make & Take!

Dress up your holidays with handmade touches! Staff will be on hand to guide you through a variety of free fiber crafts from pom pom making, to needle felting, to “yarn painting.” Our community indigo vat will be back by popular demand too—buy or bring your own items to turn blue!

All ages are welcome and Halcyon Yarn is ADA accessible.

Latvian Mitten Exhibit

Saturday will also launch a very special display of traditional Latvian mittens. Forty-five pairs of hand knitted mittens featuring traditional Latvian designs, with samples representing all five historical regions.

Many of these intricate pieces are over fifty years old and each tells its own story. Latvian mittens are beautiful examples of colorwork and distinctive knitting and finishing techniques. Latvian mittens are a living example of craft as narrative. The beautiful designs are symbolic of mythological and cultural themes and no two pairs, or stories, are alike. Large collections of mittens were traditionally knitted and given to mark life’s milestones, especially as part of marriage rituals. Enjoy an up-close look at these rare examples of incredible folk art.

This exhibit is currently traveling the country and we’re very pleased to share it with you. These wonderful works of knitted art will be on display through the end of the year. Don’t miss this unique exhibit!

See you on Saturday, December 15th!

Visit us in the shop, or online, for help making this a very happy handmade holiday… Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and if you’re not already, sign up for the weekly newsletter too so we can let you in on all the latest items, tips, and events happening at Halcyon Yarn!

Related items of interest: • Knitting Books

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