Why Love Matters

Love, Actually The movie. I watch it every Christmas season (sometimes twice). So all there is, is Love! I love the ending when Hugh Grant’s voice over points out that the phone messages from passengers on flights that day were ones of love, not hate. From intangable to tangible No one can define love to…

Weave Love, Give Love!

Love – still the best gift to give! When it comes down to it, all any of us really want is LOVE! LOVE is free for us to give — with all our hearts and soul! So why not weave a bunch of it into these luscious all-cotton towels and gift to those special people…

A Year of Towels Kit-of-Month Club

Rigid Heddle Year of Towels Kit Club! A Dream Come True Several years ago  I had the idea of designing twelve towel projects to share with my fellow rigid heddle weavers. I wanted to give them towels that were easy to weave, yet looked professional.  I started with basic plain weave, adding simple stripes to jazz…

Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl in Tencel

Why Tencel? When Sarah Jackson and I first started designing the Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl back in March 2020, our Chinese source of Tencel 8/2 had all but dried up due to COVID-19. So we decided to use Bambu 12 instead. We loved using Bambu 12 for the gossamer-fine fabric it would give…

A Weave Along Prayer

Sarah Jackson Design Sarah is a former technical and weaving editor for Handwoven magazine (which has published her work more than 30 times!) Currently, she presents workshops and lectures for weaving guilds and national conferences, now online. Friends, We’re living in a unique time, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to connect with each…

Why Tapestry Weaving?

Food for My Soul I hear the music of my soul when I do tapestry weaving. Sitting quietly and weaving color into harmony; into a fabric–it tells my story. In the end it’s just my fabric that has recorded the slow movement of my hands over time into its meaning and memory . My thoughts,…

The Meaning of a Prayer Shawl

Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl “The passion you have for weaving is a gift: Treasure it, and honor the gift by exploring it, developing it, expressing it, and sharing it with those around you. Do that, and your love of weaving will be a joy forever.” Sarah Jackson, Sarah Jackson Design Sarah Jackson  Sarah Jackson knew…

Harmony

Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl Come Join Us! Sarah Jackson and I have been collaborating on this Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl since March 2020! Now it has come to life and we are so excited to share it with you! We have designed a prayer shawl whose fabric is not only gossamer-fine…

Chai Latte Towels

Come join me! Let’s get started! Pull up a chair and fill your mug with your favorite tea. Let’s sip (and weave) away! You’re going to love the refreshing simple design and the spaced textured stripes using three different yarns! Texture & Thickness Ever want to explore the affect and behavior of yarns by mixing…

Chili Pepper Towels

These towels are red hot! Light your senses on fire weaving these Chili Pepper Towels! Like other members of the red family, chili pepper red is dramatic and exciting.  It’s associated with sensational tastes and cultural diversity.  These towels are just what we need to spice up our lives this summer! More that just plain…

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Kids Love It! Kids will love to see a whole flower grow before their eyes with just a few stitches! They’ll spend hours crafting over a dozen projects into charming motifs using felt, colorful silk ribbons (4mm & 7 mm) along with a variety of fun beads.  Perfect for Stay-at-Home Activities! Ideal for children 8…

Mango Salsa Towels

Mango Salsa Towels It’s time to weave some happy colors! It’s time to warp your loom with bright, cheerful colors! This month our weaving will promote happiness and wellbeing. Color strongly impacts my emotions and greatly affects my mood. I’m sure it does yours as well. So let’s weave with some happy colors! I actually…

Why I LOVE to SPIN COTTON!

Cotton Excites Me! Cotton excites me! It excites all my senses. I love the smell of it fresh out of the field. I love how soft and cozy it feels next to my skin. I love how clean and crisp it looks in my weavings. I love that I live in SouthEastern Arizona’s Gila Valley…

Hawaiian Ice Towels — Warping Your Loom

I knew that weaving was going to be my passion from the very first time I warped my loom but I never imagined that I would be designing projects for my fellow rigid heddle weavers through Cotton Clouds! I absolutely love weaving and am so happy to be sharing my experiences with you all! Hawaiian…

Learn To Weave SuperSoftCotton® Towels On A Rigid Heddle Loom

Curious About Weaving? Have you always been curious about weaving but didn’t know where to start? Love yarn and want to learn a new craft to make your own practical towels, table linens, pillow tops as well as stunning clothing, adorable baby blankets and more? A simple and affordable loom! Yet the idea of investing…

Step-by-Step Weaving Fun!

We are just getting started with the SuperSoftCotton® Towel Club with great success! We will be weaving twelve towel kits together over the next twelve months. I’m so excited to share my love of weaving with my fellow rigid heddle weavers! Let’s get started! You will love the convenience of receiving a kit each month…

SuperSoftCotton® Towels

Come join the fun with Jodi Ybarra! I am so excited to introduce my newest weaving adventure to all of my fellow rigid heddle weavers! You are going to love these new yarns and the super-soft towels we will be weaving! Inspiring Variegated Yarn! When I first saw the six new colors of  Caterpillar Variegated…

Why join a kit-of-the-month club?

You love to weave! Whether you are new at it or it’s been in your life for many years, weaving is something you just love to do. When you are weaving, it feels like the world has receeded just a bit and you’re more relaxed and more satisfied with who you are. When you do…

What is it I really do?

I feel like I’m just waking from a dream.   A 40 year dream of building my own online cotton yarn business from my living room coffee table back in 1979 .  I was sending out samples of cotton yarns that I found when others could not. I wanted to weave cotton baby clothes; couldn’t…

Knitted Knockers

Any woman who’s had a mastectomy can tell you that traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they…