Online Classes: Our Recommendations

Someone once told me what is supposedly an old Irish saying: “It kills the craft not to learn it.” I have no idea if the source of the proverb is accurate, but the meaning stuck with me anyway. As people who knit, weave, spin, or are generally interested in making things by hand, we sometimes…

How Do I Get Great Colors? By Cheating Of Course!

Take advantage of our 10% off cone yarn sale! Does your brain go into a panic when you have to choose colors? If you’ve ever been stumped on how to work with color, you’ve come to the right place! We at Cotton Clouds make working with color easy! Throw away your color wheel; forget about…

Mercerized vs unmercerized: Which will it be?

We cotton  lovers are really quite spoiled, compared with knitters, weavers & crochetters of the past.  The 21st century has given us such a great variety of high quality cotton yarns in a never-ending rainbow of vibrant colors!  But what to choose?  That’s the big question.  Mercerized vs unmercerized–what’s the difference? Mercerized  Cotton: The modern production method…

6 Steps to Releive Holiday Stress

We’ve put together a Pre-Holiday survival kit of helpful (although exotic) ideas on staying calm in the months ahead.  1.Boy Scout Motto: Be prepared.  Plan ahead.  Start easy projects now.  Set a deadline for each.  Planning ahead and knowing the direction your headed will help releive unneccessary stress now!   2.Hit the Bottle:  Not the booze. …

Doubleweave: It’s Double the Fun!

What’s your weaving demon? Something you’ve been a little afraid of tackling, but would really love to try? Halloween might scare you, but we promise that our time-tested kits and tips for making most weavers’ weaving demons a personal success! This Halloween we’re taking the scary out of Doubleweave. Click Here for lots of helpful tips…

Embellish Your Life!

Click Here to sign up for our e-newsletters   I’ve always been in love with beaded fabrics. Back in the 70’s I’d search out every Indian clothing boutique for clothing that was richly embellished with beads, sequins and mirrors. I wore one shirt with ishi mirrors until the sleeves had holes in them! It was…

Coloring Contest for Weavers

Introducing our new COLORING Contest for Weavers!    It’s easy to enter and the prizes are big! (from Schacht, Tahki, Cotton Clouds, Weavolution, etc; see below)            Simply weave a scarf  7″ x 60″ (plus fringe) using at least four different colors of our best selling Cotton Classic yarns on any 2-shaft loom…

Organic Natural Colored Cotton Yarns & Sliver

Here is a quick glimpse of  the wonderful new yarns, patterns, books and everything gorgeous I saw at TNNA.  More comments to explain the photos to follower.  For now, feast on these images of what’s to come to you from Cotton Clouds in 2011!  It’s going to be a very good year at Cotton Clouds…