‘Whipsiderry’ – Our Mill Open Weekend Special by Amanda Hannaford


As part of our annual Mill Open Weekend shenanigans, we always create a limited-edition mini collection of yarn and tops to help celebrate in style. This year we’ve been even more excited than usual, as we’ve been collaborating with some rather fabulous designers and industry leaders! 

Both Becks of Tiny Fibre Studio and Amanda Hannaford have created some incredible fibre tops and we can’t get enough of these beautiful piles of floof!

With her seasoned eye for colour, we knew Amanda would produce a truly sensational top and she did not disappoint! She’s created a stunning mix of Alpaca, Silk, Corriedale and Merino with a super-soft handle and subtle sheen – a seriously luxurious blend of blues, purples and greens. Amanda was inspired by the rockpools in the stunning Cornish seascape of Whipsiderry beach – known to locals as Mermaid’s Pool. We reckon she’s nailed the inspiration perfectly with those bands of purples, blues and just a touch of white, evoking these stunning rockpools.

You’ll find our other Mill Open Weekend specials – ‘Moonage Daydream’ by Emily from Tin Can Knits, ‘Dark Star’ by Aleks Byrd, ‘Space Talk’, by  Ysolda Teague-Long and ‘Halftone’ by Becks of Tiny Fibre Studio.

Composition: 38% Falklands Merino / 38% Corriedale / 14% Alpaca / 10% Silk

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Meterage Fibre Tops
Composition 38% Falklands Merino / 38% Corriedale / 14% Alpaca / 10% Silk

Amanda Hannaford

Amanda has been spinning for about forty years, and dyeing for nearly as long. She is a member of Liskeard Spinners, Somerset, Peter Tavy and the Online Guilds and has had work selected for several Association Exhibitions. As well as teaching workshops and masterclasses around the UK and Europe she has also taught at all but two of the Association Summer Schools since 2007. She holds the National Association of Guilds’ Certificates of Achievement in spinning and dyeing, and has a City & Guilds Stage 1 teaching certificate. Her knowledge of colour and fibre is shown off to perfection in this special top!

Keep up with Amanda’s goings on, here.

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Hand wash at low temperature with mild detergent.