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…

New to Spinning Cotton

What words come to mind when you think about spinning cotton? Cotton Clouds recently posed this question to fans on Facebook, and you can see the words and phrases that were shared.  At CottonClouds.com, we make cotton spinning easy with quality tools and instruction. But you don’t have to take it from us! We asked…

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 Spinning Tips: Part 1

Cotton Spinning Tips Cotton needs a lot of twist to hold together as a yarn! You can’t overtwist it! Practice spinning cotton on a support (Tahkli) spindle to get the feel! Begin with a long staple (Pima) cotton fiber either in lint (ginned) or Puni (carded into a rolag) form. Set your wheel’s spinning ratio…

Spin Cotton On Any Spindle or Wheel

I first learned to spin cotton in a Cotton Spinning Workshop by Harry and Olive Linder. It was an amazing class. There was so much information; I was too new to absorb it all. I wish I could take the class again, but alas, they are no longer with us. I left the class able…