Global Citizens, Global Community

How big is your creative community? Our lives as fiber artists are woven together through a common thread of passion for color, texture, technique and purpose. This community  is bigger than you might think! Right now, around the world, people are weaving, spinning, knitting and crocheting! Thanks to the internet, we have more options than…

Over the edge: Knitting patterns inspire!

Aren’t knitting patterns inspiring! I look at the details and often find little treasures – bits of the pattern I could borrow to put in another project. Maybe just an edging…. This is an awe inspiring shawl, Someday I want to knit the whole shawl but right now I only have a little time. I…

Cotton Cap for My Cat

Cotton is King! This applies to knitting with cotton too. Cotton knits can be worn year around. This unusual Anemone stitch is perfect for cotton. Cotton has a bad rap for stretching out of shape especially horizontally. Stitch patterns with manipulated stitches – cables, twisted stitches, bobbins, nupps, slip stitches – hold cotton in shape….

When & How to Substitute Yarns

 We again welcome our guest blogger, Jill Holbrook to help you learn how to substitute a yarn called for in a pattern with a Cotton Clouds’ yarn. Jill’s love of lace knitting will inspire you to give it a try with our versatile and oh, so soft and silky Bambu 7  yarns. Have you ever…