Tools and Notions for Everyone
Halcyon Yarn carries a wide selection of useful tools and unique notions. Many of these items have universal appeal for different types of fiber artists. The tools will make your life easier and the notions will enhance your work. If there are any items you do not see but would like to order, please let us know and we will try to special order them for you. As always, prices are subject to change without notice!
Author: Ann Budd
Knitters will find this laminated pamphlet useful for yarn requirements for making mittens, gloves, socks, hats, vests and sweaters. Multiple sizes and gauges are in a handy portable format. Perfect for putting in your knitting bag for a handy reference.Item Number: 70570200.
Originally designed for sewing feed sacks, but also useful for Navajo-style weaving, these solid steel sacking needles can be used to weave right to the top of your weft-faced warp. They are super strong, have large eyes and a bent tip. Also handy for weaving the warp ends into a rug.Item Number: 68050000.
These is a really useful group of needles. The large, blunt bodkins can be used for weaving, rug braiding, or sewing knitted pieces together. The Long bent needle is perfect for weaving the last rows on a navajo style loom. Large needle is 5", 2 bodkin 2 3/4" in length with one having a curved tip and one straight.Item Number: 68831000.
Weavers will find a 5 in steel needle invaluable for tucking in broken warp threads, or for needle weaving samples.Item Number: 68860000.
If you prefer standard straight needles for seaming and darning there's a Chibi set for you, too. The 3-needle set includes sizes 13, 17 and 20 needles in plastic case.Item Number: 7000100B.
These easy-to-thread, large-eyed needles with bent tips make seaming sweaters quick and, dare we say, enjoyable. Two jumbo bent tip needles in a clear and colorful plastic case. Needles measure 2 3/4" inches.Item Number: 7000110B.
These easy-to-thread, large-eyed tapestry needles with bent tips make seaming sweaters quick and, dare we say, enjoyable. Two needles measure 2 1/4" & one measures 2".Item Number: 7000120B.
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There's no end of uses for these sturdy, hard to bend, nickel-plated pins. They're great for blocking sweaters, pinning pictures on the bulletin board, and holding sweater pieces together for sewing. They measure 1 3/4. Box of 50.Item Number: 68910000.
No more sore fingers and broken nails! Get the backing on and off your wood frame quickly and easily.Item Number: 68540110.
Extra long with big colorful heads.
10 per package.Item Number: 7000060B.
These versatile little pins work overtime, helping you count stitches, mark pattern increases and decreases, keep track of bound off stitches, pin pieces together without that " yarn grab" problem and who knows what else. Be creative! Twenty 3/4 in pins in package.Item Number: 68640100.
For those of you who love to use your hands, but are bothered by arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or overuse, Hand-Eze fingerless lycra gloves hug your hands. They work their magic by gentle massage. Hand-Eze helps to keep the blood moving, so your hands stay warmer, too.
To determine your Hand-Eze size: Measure the width of your hand at the knuckles.
2 1/4" to 2 3/4", use size 2... 2 3/4" to 3 1/4", use size 3... 3 1/4" to 3 3/4", use size 4... 3 3/4" to 4 1/4", use size 5... 4 1/4" and up, use size 6.Included item numbers: 74020000, 74040000, 74050000, 74060000, 74060000
Price: $19.95/ea. (Base price, see dropdown menu)
Thingies, Hoobajoobs, and Whatnot
Better than tweezers, a wide bodkin is very convenient when weaving strips of fabric or cords and for threading elastic through casing. Length 3", width 1/2" and bodkin is stainless steel/resin.Item Number: 7000142B.
We love this for our electronic gadgets. Try it on your iPad or iPhone for a fingerprint-free clear screen. Our micro-fiber cleaning cloth picks up dirt and greasy grime like a magnet - without chemicals or cleaners. It can be used dry or dampened with water to clean any surface. We use them in the warehouse on looms, spinning wheels, computers, scanners, not to mention baseboards and window sills and LOVE IT! Just wash in warm soapy water. approximate size: 16 X 14 in. Colors vary. Halcyon Loves hers for her new iPad!Item Number: 88033000.
Slip these stretchy plastic nettings over coned, balled or pull-skeined yarn to prevent tangles and premature unwinding, to say nothing of neatening up that rat's nest in your project tote. Package of four, one small 5", two medium 7" and one large 10".Item Number: 70200040.
Cute and oh so handy for your hand work, reading and odd jobs that need light. Have several for when you need light directly on a project. 1" X 1 1/2" clip on light with rotating beam. Assorted colors. Let us pick!Item Number: 88031030.
Stop fabrics from fraying safely with non-toxic, non-flammable Fray-Stop. Dries soft, clear, and pliable. 1 ounce bottle. Every weaver should have a bottle for finishing sample squares.Item Number: 68600000.