MandaCrafts - Amanda Hannaford, Handspinner & Dyer

Truro, England · 1968 Sales


MandaCrafts - Amanda Hannaford, Handspinner & Dyer

Truro, England 1968 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

effiejay1 on 31 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous - like diving into the sea! (Good grief - it's making me all poetic!!!) Thank you, Amanda x


firetriniti on 29 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Drafts beautifully and is incredibly soft. Gorgeous colours too!


firetriniti on 29 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely colour, speedy shipping, and also great value.

D. H.

D. H. on 21 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

A lovely warm brass yellow. The fibre is soft and fluffy and beautifully prepped.

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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!


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 26 June, 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.
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- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
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If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
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How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Amanda Hannaford, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at amanda [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:

'Gwelventon' 10 Bonython Drive, Grampound, Truro, Cornwall TR2 4RL

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Last updated on 12 Apr, 2016
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Amanda Hannaford
10 Bonython Drive
TRURO, Cornwall TR2 4RL
United Kingdom