MandaCrafts

MandaCrafts - Amanda Hannaford, Handspinner & Dyer

Truro, United Kingdom · 1875 Sales

MandaCrafts

MandaCrafts - Amanda Hannaford, Handspinner & Dyer

Truro, United Kingdom 1875 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1231)

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200g Space-Dyed Falkland Wool Top - Shamrock
200g Space-Dyed Falkland Wool Top - Shamrock
$18.44
200g Space-Dyed 20 Micron Falkland Top -Marine
200g Space-Dyed 20 Micron Falkland Top -Marine
$18.44
220g Acid Dyed Falkland Wool Top -  Aqua
220g Acid Dyed Falkland Wool Top - Aqua
$17.38
200g Acid Dyed Falkland Wool Top -  Spruce
200g Acid Dyed Falkland Wool Top - Spruce
$15.80
200g Acid Dyed Falkland Wool Top -  Tomato
200g Acid Dyed Falkland Wool Top - Tomato
$15.80
200g Acid Dyed Merino D'Arles Wool Top -  Forest
200g Acid Dyed Merino D'Arles Wool Top - Forest
$15.80
200g Acid Dyed Merino D'Arles Wool Top -  Nougat
200g Acid Dyed Merino D'Arles Wool Top - Nougat
$15.80
200g Acid Dyed Merino D'Arles Wool Top -  Cocoa
200g Acid Dyed Merino D'Arles Wool Top - Cocoa
$15.80
200g Acid Dyed Merino D'Arles Wool Top -  Apricot
200g Acid Dyed Merino D'Arles Wool Top - Apricot
$15.80
100g Space-dyed Soybean Tops - Estuary
100g Space-dyed Soybean Tops - Estuary
$10.53
100g Acid dyed Blending Nylon - B
100g Acid dyed Blending Nylon - B
$10.53
100g Acid dyed Blending Nylon - A
100g Acid dyed Blending Nylon - A
$10.53
100g Acid dyed Trilobal Nylon - B
100g Acid dyed Trilobal Nylon - B
$10.53
100g Grey Falkland Tops - Antarctica
100g Grey Falkland Tops - Antarctica
$9.22
100g Space-Dyed 20 Micron Falkland Top - Lichen
100g Space-Dyed 20 Micron Falkland Top - Lichen
$9.22
100g Space-Dyed Merino D' Arles Wool Top - Denim
100g Space-Dyed Merino D' Arles Wool Top - Denim
$9.22
50g Acid Dyed Alpaca Fleece -  Gold
50g Acid Dyed Alpaca Fleece - Gold
$5.27
50g Acid Dyed Alpaca Fleece -  Purple
50g Acid Dyed Alpaca Fleece - Purple
$5.27

Reviews

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1231)
SpinningHistory

SpinningHistory on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The colour of this fibre is much more vibrant in real life. As I expected, the grey Falkland has a slightly more rustic feel than the white one. I just started spinning and love the results so far.

Debs Turner

Debs Turner on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning fibre! Already half spun and arrived quickly. Thank you Amanda!

Anita Heeley

Anita Heeley on May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful fibre. Prompt service. Ordered this fibre at the wool fest at Builth Wells. Will definitely recommend you take a look.

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About

Welcome to MandaCrafts! For hand dyed fibres and support spindles (when I can get hold of the whorls).

I've been handspinning for over thirty years now, and dyeing almost as long!
I've been known to dye, wool (tops or fleece), silk (brick, caps and hankies) and Soybean tops, all in semi-solid or space dyed colours. The wool tops I use are Falkland Island fleece (beautifully soft and bouncy), Merino D'Arles a medium grade merino with a lot of crimp and a lovely BFL/Tussah blend. From time to time I have small amounts of other luxury blends too, some of my favourites to dye are Yak/Silk, Alpaca/Merino/Silk and Baby Camel/Silk. I also dye sparkly Trilobal nylon, and blending nylon which is ideal for adding to sock blends. If you don't see what you are looking for in the shop it is always worth sending me a message, as I very often have stock that isn't listed, especially coming up to a show.

The space-dyed and semi-solid colours are dyed using a fairly random technique, therefore I'm afraid that the colours are not repeatable from one batch to the next (colours dyed in the same batch, although not always identical from one bag to the next, will always work together). If you have a particular project in mind when buying the tops, please buy enough to finish your project in one go!

Due to the changes in the RM parcel sizes, most orders to the UK will go for £3.50!

Happy Browsing!

Amanda

P.S. I do accept personal cheques from UK buyers! Please send an email or convo to arrange this option.

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  • Amanda

    Owner, Chief Dyer

    Hello, I've been a handspinner and dyer for over 30 years now. I have been dyeing all sorts of fibres for the enjoyment of others for around 15 years.

  • Ginge

    Photographer, Assistant Dyer

    This is my DH, Ginge. He takes all the photographs for the shop, and helps out with the dyeing too. He is in charge of dyeing the semi-solids on the hob in the kitchen, while I'm busy with the space-dyeing out in my studio (aka the dye shed).

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Last updated on June 26, 2014

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I post First Class to the UK and Airmail to the rest of the world. Wherever possible I post out the next day, but never more than two working days from the date of the order. Due to the changes (April 2nd 2013) to the UK postal system, it has become impossible to give an accurate estimate for every size of parcel. I only every charge shipping at cost plus a few pence to cover packing materials. If the Etsy shipping charge differs by more than a few pence from the actual cost of shipping, I will send a paypal refund as soon as possible after the parcel has been posted.