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…

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…

CREATIVATION 2020

Creativation is the place where creative businesses g​o to learn, connect and discover. It provides a platform to learn what’s new, what’s trending and how I can drive Cotton Clouds forward to success through seminars, connect with suppliers, designers, makers, bloggers, media, and entrepreneurs from around the world, and discover new products, inspiration, ideas and…

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…

Red BUGS!!!

Did you know that you can get a beautiful natural dyed RED from bugs?Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) grows on cacti of the Opuntia family (prickly pear cactus) and is native to tropical and subtropical South America and Mexico. Recently, I sponsored a Cochineal Dye Workshop at Meridian Jacobs Farm with owner, Robin Lynde. Rocio Mena Guitterez (our gal from The Natural Dye Project:…

My Red, Red Heart

“One out of every four women will die of heart disease”  Cotton Clouds is sponsoring Stitch Red to raise awareness about the dangers of Heart Disease in women.  We’ll donate 10% of sales through March 1, 2015  to The Heart Truth  on all Cotton Clouds’  exclusively designed Stitch Red kits. “Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of American Women”…

Make it Happen!

The Olympics got me thinking: What Olympian challenge do I have in my life that could use a little bit of motivation to MAKE IT HAPPEN! Whatever it is in your life; whether it’s about finishing a knitting, weaving, crochet or spinning project, getting healthy, eating right, losing weight, finding a job, doing yoga, volunteering,…

Come Behind the Scenes at TNNA!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own a yarn business and to go shopping at industry trade shows? Well wonder no more! I recently returned from San Diego and The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA)’s trade show. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes and find out what I saw, what trends are hot,…

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…