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…

What Makes Your Heart Happy?

What Makes Your Heart Happy? During February we’ve been talking a lot about doing things to keep your heart healthy, and we shouldn’t forget that an important part of heart health is doing what you love! This commercial for Equador, with the stunning photography and wonderful Beatles tune, certainly made our heart soar when we…

Being Merry and Bright and Balanced

Can you believe it? It’s that time of year: decorations, presents, food and festivities are taking over! Whether you brighten the darkness of winter with lights on a Christmas tree or candles on a Menorah, the team at Cotton Clouds would like to share a few things that have made us smile with the hope…

Halloween Fun with Cotton Clouds

Let’s Have Some Halloween Fun! Are you ready to fill your Fall with fun? Cotton Clouds prefers the sweet and silly to spooky and scary, so check out our round-up of ideas to cover your crafty needs this month! Cotton Up to Halloween Costumes! Right now Pinterest is full of wonderful Halloween Costume ideas. Of…

True Friendship Across Borders

Knowing what’s right! Sometimes in life you just know that you must put all your heart and soul into something even when there will be no financial gain. When I first heard of The Natural Dye Project sponsored by Mayan Hands of Guatemala I knew I had to be a part of it.  My weaving community has…

Cotton Dyeing

Did you know that your eyes are capable of distinguishing between 10 million colors? That’s what the experts say! Maybe you would like to make a purple sweater – do you want a purple that is more lilac, violet, or fuschia? If you have a specific color in mind for a project, you might want…

Make it Happen!

The Olympics got me thinking: What Olympian challenge do I have in my life that could use a little bit of motivation to MAKE IT HAPPEN! Whatever it is in your life; whether it’s about finishing a knitting, weaving, crochet or spinning project, getting healthy, eating right, losing weight, finding a job, doing yoga, volunteering,…

Come Behind the Scenes at TNNA!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own a yarn business and to go shopping at industry trade shows? Well wonder no more! I recently returned from San Diego and The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA)’s trade show. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes and find out what I saw, what trends are hot,…

Introducing Spinzilla – Join Us!

Get out your spindles and wheels, Spinzilla is coming! Spinzilla is a community-wide challenge to see who can spin the most yarn during Spinning and Weaving Week (October 7-13, 2013). We’ll be spinning up a storm with Team Cotton Clouds, and we’d love to have you join us! The Details Who: Team Cotton Clouds What:…

What’s So Great About 8/2 Cotton?

Spring is finally here! Though the weather may not have gotten the message in certain areas, it’s time to start thinking of BBQs, backyard parties, and warmer weather. And of course, what goes better with an evening on the patio then some gorgeous handwoven napkins? For projects like these, we recommend 8/2 Aurora Earth: A Weaver’s…

Online Classes: Our Recommendations

Someone once told me what is supposedly an old Irish saying: “It kills the craft not to learn it.” I have no idea if the source of the proverb is accurate, but the meaning stuck with me anyway. As people who knit, weave, spin, or are generally interested in making things by hand, we sometimes…

How Do I Get Great Colors? By Cheating Of Course!

Take advantage of our 10% off cone yarn sale! Does your brain go into a panic when you have to choose colors? If you’ve ever been stumped on how to work with color, you’ve come to the right place! We at Cotton Clouds make working with color easy! Throw away your color wheel; forget about…