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…

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…

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…

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…

Spinzilla is Here! Are You Ready?

It’s almost time! In just a couple short days, spinners from across the country will jump into a fast and furious week of fiber fun as Spinzilla’s spinning week takes off. Team Cotton Clouds is about 25 members strong and represents spinners from 12 different states! Our team members range from cotton spinning novices to…

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…

Cotton Preparation: From Seed to Sliver

 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…

EZ Dye Cotton: A revolution in dyeing!

We welcome our guest blogger, Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors The art of dyeing cotton with natural dyes using traditional methods is labor intensive as the fiber undergoes several steps including scouring, then mordanting and finally the application of the natural dye. Indeed, the complexities of cotton dyeing sometimes seem overwhelming to the new natural…