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A Cornucopia of Great Ideas from CottonClouds.com
Halloween just finished and with Thanksgiving only three weeks away decorating season is in full swing! Here at Cotton Clouds we’d like to help you stuff as much fun as you can into this holiday season. We have free patterns, sales a-plenty, and a great giveaway with lots of prizes – read all about the Cotton Clouds Pin It to Win contest below!
Gobble Up These Savings!
Mix and match colors of any of Cotton Clouds’ Cone Yarns on orders of $200 or more and receive free shipping as part of our Yarn Sale! Mini cones are now included in this sale. Until December 1, 2014 when you purchase any time-saving kit offered through CottonClouds.com, as part of a $35 order or more, you can also receive free shipping! We have kits for your craft of choice: weaving, knitting and crochet, and this is a great way to get your project supplies ready to go.
Cotton is Your Go-To for Tablesettings
The easy care of cotton products makes it a great choice for napkins, placemats and runners on your table. Try these fabulous ideas for a complete cotton tablescape:
- Cornucopia Placemats and Napkins Set (shown above, top)
- Combine several cotton bolls with pumpkins or greenery like fig or bay leaves and you have a festive and easy centerpiece as well!
- Christmas Overshot Runner (shown above, bottom)
Pin It and Win!
Cotton Clouds is hosting a Pin It to Win contest. Create your own Christmas Wish List board and pin away! Use your board to shop for yourself, for gift ideas or to let your Santa know what you want! Check back daily for new pins to add to your board! Earn a bonus entry for every Facebook friend you invite to enter. On December 4, 2014, 5 lucky pinners will win CottonClouds.com gift certificates – a nice prize to help you shop this holiday season, for others or yourself!
Carve Out Time To Craft
We understand this is a busy time of year between holiday preparations, cooking your favorite family recipes, and traveling to visit relatives. When you are able to carve out time for your favorite craft, pick a quick project for the near-instant gratification! We’ve recently added two Pinterest boards devoted to these quick projects: Hats and Ornaments.
Cotton Clouds Gift Certificates
A Cotton Clouds Gift Certificate allows you to give a loved one (and even yourself) the choice of quality yarns, fibers, kits, club membership, spinning wheels, weaving looms, books, DVD’s and more!
The ZOOM Loom is a small pin loom that can go anywhere, and make almost anything! Its tiny size (it’s just 4″ x 4″!) means that it can easily fit into a bag for weaving on the go, and the blocks you’ll weave are great modular starting points for a myriad of projects. This little loom is quick and easy, even if you’ve never woven before, and you’ll be able to make purses, scarves, blankets, pillows, and anything else your imagine can dream up!
ZOOM Loom features:
- The sloping interior edge guides your weaving needle.
- Graceful extended sides are easy to hold.
- Molded-in instructions on the front and back are always there when you need them.
- A handy slot holds the starting yarn without knotting.
- Made in Boulder, Colorado!
The ZOOM Loom comes in an attractive carrying case.
- A 6″ weaving needle and a 3″ yarn needle are included, as well as a full-color instruction book with three projects.
An online instructional video is now available.
Schacht offers several free projects for the ZOOM Loom, and more are on the way. We’ve packaged several of these projects with all the needed yarn into handy kits so it’s easy to get started. The Pincushion Kit and Placemat Kit are currently available, and the Outrageous Summer Beach Bag and Runway Tote are coming soon!
One of our favorite yarns to use with the ZOOM Loom is Filatura De Crosa’s Tempo. It’s a subtly rustic cotton-blend yarn which combines 3 strands – a multicolored print, a contrasting thick-&-thin and a nubby tweed – and it has a hint of nylon for elasticity to make weaving easy.
It takes about 8 yards of Tempo to make a square on the ZOOM Loom, which means that one ball of yarn can make about 14 squares.
In addition to Tempo, there are plenty of other yarns that work great on the ZOOM Loom. We timed ourselves at about 15 minutes to make one ZOOM Loom square, so grab a skein or two of any of these yarns and you’ll have a finished project on your hands in no time:
Click below to see the ZOOM Loom in action, preview finished projects, pick up some tips & tricks, and more!
We love this little loom and we know you will too! Once you get your hands on one, it may be impossible to take them off!