MandaCrafts

MandaCrafts - Amanda Hannaford, Handspinner & Dyer

Truro, United Kingdom · 1893 Sales

MandaCrafts

MandaCrafts - Amanda Hannaford, Handspinner & Dyer

Truro, United Kingdom 1893 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1244)

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Amanda

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Note from shop owner MandaCrafts Etsy shop will be temporarily closed for a week or so, hopefully re-opening 28th August. Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 18, 2017

MandaCrafts Etsy shop will be temporarily closed for a week or so, hopefully re-opening 28th August. Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause!

Amanda

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Amanda

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5 out of 5 stars
(1244)
Ellen Duncan

Ellen Duncan on Aug 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Super fast delivery, and absolutely gorgeous. Too nice for my amateurish attempts, this is going to wait as a treat for when I have more practice on my wheel.

Sharon Murray

Sharon Murray on Aug 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely fibre - going to ply this with the Still Water fibre.

Sharon Murray

Sharon Murray on Aug 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great colours. Going to ply this with the aqua colour way 😀

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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'm using at the moment are Falkland Island fleece (beautifully soft and bouncy), Merino D'Arles (a medium grade merino with a lot of crimp), Ile de France top (slightly crisp and very bouncy - do you see a theme here?) 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.

Shop members

  • 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.