New Colourways in Shop!


Shop Update

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In the picture we have Chocolate Cherries, Pebbles, Refresh and Pink Shadows. These are a few of my favourites that are in my shop just now.

I’ve set up a members only area,  that is quick and easy to register for, that will allow you to have sneak previews at any special colourways or updates on any new fibers that might be coming in. Members will also recieve the occasional newsletters by email and discount codes in the future.

On another side I’m love love love love loving this venture and I’m so glad that Jess at Dragonflair gave me the inspiration to get my bum moving and do something other than just thinking about it.

Many Thanks to all of the lovely ravellers and goddesses who have already signed up for my newsletter. Every time I get the email that says someone has signed up, I get a squishy feeling inside, kind of a combination of hugs and nerves 😀 huggy because somebody wants my newsletter and nervous because I’m not really sure what I’m gonna say in it yet 😀

Anyway, back to the dye pots for me.

~~~ D skips off with glee into the steaminess~~~

I am addicted to Nav Ply!


pumpkinpie handspun

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I find it almost meditative, I love the repetitive, smooth nature of it and also the way it allows the colour changes to maintain clarity.

I thought I’d use this picture just to show off one of my favourite colourways at the moment and also some of my more recent spinning, which is of course, Nav Plied!!! 🙂

Halona Yarns


halona yarns signatue

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I have opened my own online shop selling my own hand-dyed and handspun fiber and yarns.

I had been toying with this idea for a good part of last year and it was only while chatting with a friend of mine on MSN that I realised that thinking about it wasn’t getting it done!

I have got a few colourways up already and my darling luffly husband and I have been trying to get the website up and running as quickly as possible, there have been a few teething problems and I’m still trying to get it all organised to exactly how I want it but my DLH is a pooter whizz so he’s on the case and making it all run smoothly for me which is great as it leaves me more time for Spinning and Dyeing instead of slogging at the pooter 😀 🙂

Please come to HalonaYarns.co.uk and have a look around.

St Valentines Day


Valentines pressie

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My Darling Luffly Husband bought me something for Valentines that wasn’t flowers or chocolates or wine. It wasn’t lacking in thought and it wasn’t something I wanted to ask for the receipt for so I could return it.

This Valentines has excelled all other Valentines in our time together, it took real thought and it means he’s been paying attention when I’ve been talking to him about spinning! 😉

My Darling Luffly Husband bought me the one, the only, the Brand New SLIDING HOOK FLYER from Ashford.

I’m such a lucky Girly
🙂 🙂 🙂

Barber Poles


3rd skein

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I’ve had this sitting as singles for ages on the bobbins as I’d already plied half of it and had never got around to plying the rest. so here it is.

This was 25g of pink and 25g of purple and 50g of white, I space spun the pink and purple onto one bobbin and then spun the white single on another and barberpoled them together, it gives it a self striping effect with a marl of white, pretty funky if I do say so myself 🙂

I have been emptying my bobbins as I have had to part ways with my lovely Halona. I have upgraded to a Brand New pre-laquered, double treadle, scotch-tension Ashford traveller who I have affectionately called ‘Halona Too’ in memorium to my first love who will be much missed, but I’m sure Lucy, her new owner will love her as much as I have.

Farewell Halona, teach Lucy well.