What is it I really do?

I feel like I’m just waking from a dream.   A 40 year dream of building my own online cotton yarn business from my living room coffee table back in 1979 .  I was sending out samples of cotton yarns that I found when others could not. I wanted to weave cotton baby clothes; couldn’t…

Knitted Knockers

Any woman who’s had a mastectomy can tell you that traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they…

From Seed to Sliver with Jill Holbrook

If you love to spin cotton, it does not get any better than this! My spinning study group had the wonderful opportunity to go into the experimental cotton fields of the University of Arizona and pick as much cotton as we wanted. I caution against greediness here. There is an amazing amount of fiber and…

Flash Sale: 50% Off-Segue Ribbon Yarn

I love this yarn! As a matter of fact, it was love at first sight!  She came into  my life late in the game.  I wish I had found her sooner; wish I had embraced her more often;  wished I had caressed her softness and sparkle years before. Now she is almost gone!  The Italian factory where…

Spinning Through Cyberspace?

by Guest Blogger, Connie Childs Peterson, Team Captain Could it be possible to gather twenty-five handspinners from across North America and unite them into a team through cyberspace? I, along with 24 others, have been doing just that during National Spinning & Weaving Week !  Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly…

My Yarn Candy Store

Why I love owning Cotton Clouds! Every year I get to take off for a long weekend and attend TNNA (The National Needlework Association) to see the very latest yarns, patterns, books and trends in the industry. Here are my favorites! Sign up for our e-newsletters for latest updates on when we add these very…

The Birth of “A Year of Towels” Kit Club

Start the year off right! Rigid Heddle Year of Towels Kit Club! Join now! A few years ago I had the idea of designing twelve towel projects to share with my fellow rigid heddle weavers. I started with basic plain weave, adding simple stripes to jazz up my towels, then as the ball got rolling, or should I…

Why I love the Sidekick!

Free Shipping*, Free Fibers, Free Gift till 7/15/16 Meet the Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel! An Unconventional Spinning Wheel Five years ago I would have never guessed that I would fall in love with such an unconventional-looking spinning wheel! But let’s not yet judge this wheel by it’s looks! My first and Only Wheel? For over…