Getting ready to spin! by guest blogger, Connie Peterson

Are you ready for Spinzilla? Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week!  To learn more about how the event works, visit SPINZILLA!  Our Cotton Clouds team is full, but there are still some openings on other teams you can…

What Makes Your Heart Happy?

What Makes Your Heart Happy? During February we’ve been talking a lot about doing things to keep your heart healthy, and we shouldn’t forget that an important part of heart health is doing what you love! This commercial for Equador, with the stunning photography and wonderful Beatles tune, certainly made our heart soar when we…

Reuse and Rejoice!

  Celebrating 44 Years of Earth Day! Did you know that if every household in the U.S used just 1 less 70-sheet roll of virgin fiber paper towel 544,000 trees could be saved? Cotton Clouds has a variety of organic cottons that can be used for both weaving and knitting kitchen towels, helping you to ditch…

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,…

Challenge Yourself!

Does February feel slower to you? We’re not running around for the holiday season anymore and depending on the weather in your area you might be experiencing a touch of cabin fever, having to stay inside to avoid the bitter cold and snow. What can you do to keep those creative juices flowing? We’ll turn…

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…

Introducing Spinzilla – Join Us!

Get out your spindles and wheels, Spinzilla is coming! Spinzilla is a community-wide challenge to see who can spin the most yarn during Spinning and Weaving Week (October 7-13, 2013). We’ll be spinning up a storm with Team Cotton Clouds, and we’d love to have you join us! The Details Who: Team Cotton Clouds What:…

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…