Great News!

Cotton Clouds — now a mother & daughter team!  It is with great pleasure that I announce that Jodi  & Jessica Ybarra will become the new owners of Cotton Clouds, Inc.  March 1, 2021 Come Join Them! Truth be told, Jodi knows more about Cotton Clouds than I do! Over the past 35 years, Jodi…

The Natural Colors of Friendship!

Connections that Make a World of a Difference Everyday we have the opportunity to do things, big and small, that can make a positive impact on someone else’s day, on someone else’s life! The most wonderful thing about being human is our ability to share love, compassion, and empathy for the world around us. When…

A Whole Community of Inspiration!

Joy of Weaving Creativity is a way of life! Whether you’re just learning the art of weaving or a master at the loom, take a moment to think about why you started weaving. Did you learn on your own, or from a friend or family member? What was the very first pattern you made on…

Virtual Valentine’s Party!

With holidays feeling a little mixed-up the past year, let’s bring some celebration back into our life with a virtual Valentine’s Day party! Wether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day solo or with a loved one, we all have plenty of reasons to express our love for life and have fun while doing so. I’ve come up…

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,…