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…

Getting ready to spin! by guest blogger, Connie Peterson

Are you ready for Spinzilla? Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week!  To learn more about how the event works, visit SPINZILLA!  Our Cotton Clouds team is full, but there are still some openings on other teams you can…

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…

What Ya’ Spinnin’?

  Greetings, Cotton Clouds Cottontails! Are you ready for Spinzilla? Well, I think I am! Our fearless leader, Irene, asked me to write on her blog as she has had a problem with her shoulder. Seems like she was too adventurous in Dominica this summer and fell down a cliff while hiking. Goes to show…

Gearing up for SPINZILLA 2014!

Update: SPINZILLA 2013! Although we weren’t on the top of the list, Cotton Clouds Team did spin 29,022.58 yards for a total of 16.49 miles helping to get us from NYC to Chicago!   While any fiber could be spun, we obviously were talking a lot about cotton. Those that did loved it! Even first-time…

New to Spinning Cotton

What words come to mind when you think about spinning cotton? Cotton Clouds recently posed this question to fans on Facebook, and you can see the words and phrases that were shared.  At CottonClouds.com, we make cotton spinning easy with quality tools and instruction. But you don’t have to take it from us! We asked…

Challenge Yourself!

Does February feel slower to you? We’re not running around for the holiday season anymore and depending on the weather in your area you might be experiencing a touch of cabin fever, having to stay inside to avoid the bitter cold and snow. What can you do to keep those creative juices flowing? We’ll turn…

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:…

We’ve Made Summer Cotton Spinning Easier with Free Shipping!

As summer temperatures continue to climb, we’re happy to be surrounded by soft, cool clouds of cotton fiber. Cotton really is a dream to spin and knit in the summer months, and the finished yarn is perfect for everything from a woven set of placemats to a lightweight knit sweater. With a few days left…

Celebrating Spinning & Weaving Week! The Gift of Cotton

We welcome our guest blogger: the lovely denise renee grace! I consider myself to be a bit of a magpie- I like to use found materials to my advantage.  I was talking with Irene at the WARP tour and dinner that Schacht hosted, and told her that I was saving all of the “cotton” from my vitamin…

Cotton Spinning Tips: Part 2

Spin Cotton! It’s the new luxury fiber–tenderly soft and lofty with a fresh, clean hand. Now you can spin in luxury without the expense! Our 33 year love affair with spinning cotton is translated into these very helpful hints and tips, demonstration videos, and more! Cotton Clouds provides you with Quality Cotton Spinning Fibers in…

Cotton Spinning Tips: Part 1

Cotton Spinning Tips Cotton needs a lot of twist to hold together as a yarn! You can’t overtwist it! Practice spinning cotton on a support (Tahkli) spindle to get the feel! Begin with a long staple (Pima) cotton fiber either in lint (ginned) or Puni (carded into a rolag) form. Set your wheel’s spinning ratio…