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Welcome to Cotton Clouds...

I would like to personally extend a warm welcome to you for joining us here at Cotton Clouds.

Our mission is to be much more than an on-line catalog supplying you with quality yarns at affordable prices. We're here to help make your shopping experience not only successful, but filled with a new sense of wonder about the yarns with which you love to work.

Whether on-line, by phone, or by mail-order catalog, when you work with Cotton Clouds you'll work with knowledgeable, experienced people who have actually worked with all the yarns, kits and tools in our product line. We can answer your questions, guide you in the proper selection of yarns and even share our knitting, weaving, crochet and spinning experiences with you.

We're dedicated to natural fibers, cotton especially, as the best choice for comfort, health and good looks. We keep exploring new ways of working with them, new combinations, new yarns, new patterns, new tools, books, videos. And, as always, we love sharing our experience with you!

We've made ordering easier-than-ever with our interactive website or by our newly formated catalog.

Please feel free to email, call, or write us if you need help ordering. Again we're thrilled that you have joined us at Cotton Clouds.

Irene Schmoller... Founder of Cotton Clouds
The Birth of Cotton Clouds

Borne from the Seeds of Change

"It was late 1978. The era of polyester. Not many people were even thinking of cotton. But after taking a spinning workshop at Convergence '78 sponsored by Handweaver's Guild of America with Harry & Olive Linder, the cotton spinning gurus at the time, I was hooked on cotton.

I came home, took everything out of my closet that wasn't 100% cotton (and in those days there wasn't much!) and decide that my spinning and weaving would be devoted exclusively to cotton.

Yet I couldn't find the cotton yarns I was looking for to weave healthy, handmade children's clothing. I did some research and finally found a few manufacturer's who were willing to sell cotton yarns to me. Then I thought, "If I couldn't find cotton yarns, I bet other knitters and weavers couldn't either. "That's when I decided to start a mail order source of quality cotton yarns that everyone could afford. Cotton Clouds was born!

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Now, over 30 years & 100,000 satisfied Cotton Clouds customers later, we are the #1 source of cotton yarns on the planet! That's been our story for the past 30 plus years. Come along with us into the 21st century as Cotton Clouds becomes the #1 source of cotton yarns in the universe!

We're here to serve all your cotton needs. Just let us know how we can best do that!

Irene Schmoller, founder

Policy & Ordering Information


100% Satisfaction is Guaranteed! If, for any reason, you are not completely delighted with your purchase, please return it for an exchange, credit or refund. Include copy of the invoice you receive with your order. We'll take it back with no questions asked within 6 months of the purchase. Please call or email with any questions or problems. We're here to help!

Online: Order online using our online catalog and shopping cart.

Mail Order: We still have some of our award-winning Cotton Clouds Catalogs with yarn samples and FullColor Yarn Charts available for $2.50 plus shipping.

Phone Orders: Call toll-free 1-800-322-7888 Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST. For faster service, please print our Order Form & complete prior to calling. Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Our friendly staff will help you place your order.

Fax Orders: Print & complete Order Form and fax to 1-928-428-6630 ; 24 hours (credit card orders only).

Minimum Orders: The only minimum required is that you order a full skein or full cone of yarn. We can not wind off from cones or break bags of skein colors we do not stock. However colors not stocked can be ordered through our Special Order.

Payment: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express as well as money orders. Sorry no C.0.D.'s.

Special Order: While we can't possibly stock the 1,000's of yarn colors manufactured, we can Special Order them for you.

If a skein yarn color is shown as S.O. when ordering a color from the Color Chart, you must order that yarn in multiples of 10 skeins (1 bag) per color. We cannot break bags. So, if you need 15 skeins of one color, you need to order 20 skeins or 2 bags. If this is not practical, consider another yarn with a greater selection of stocked colors. The only exception is Gypsy Chenille Solid. If a yarn color is shown as S.O. and you want to order it as a skein, you will have to order it as a cone.

If a yarn is manufactured in both skeins & cones, we generally stock it in skeins. However, you can Special Order this yarn on a cone, in any color shown as stocked or S.O. on its corresponding Color Chart.

There is a 15% restocking fee on all Special Order yarns.

Please allow 2 extra weeks delivery on all Special Order yarns.

Shipping Method: We ship via UPS within the contiguous USA and U.S. Postal Service to Alaska, Hawaii, APO & FPO, Post Office boxes, Canada and all foreign addresses.

Shipping Charges: Most orders will be charged the shipping and handling rates posted on our website's shopping cart and will appear on your online order. However, we adjust shipping charges on orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, APO & FPO, Canada all foreign addresses and oversized packages based on current rates.

Shipping Address: UPS delivery requires a street address or if using a rural route number, a complete address and nearest crossroad. Deliveries to P.O. boxes will be sent via U.S. Postal Service and rates will be adjusted.

Shipping Time: In-stock items are shipped within 2-3 business days. Allow 2 additional weeks for Special Order items. Looms and spinning wheels are drop-shipped from the manufacturer within 2-3 weeks. We will notify you of delivery date on these drop-shipped items.

Standard Delivery Time: Allow 2-7 weekdays delivery via UPS and 1-2 weeks via U.S. Postal Service. Foreign delivery is via surface (1-2 months). Canadian orders are shipped Air Mail U.S. Postal Service.

Speedy Delivery Time: Next Day Air, Second Day Air and Third Day Delivery UPS as well as Fed Ex delivery is available. Call or email for rates.

Customer Service: Questions about your order or a catalog item? Call (1-928-428-7000) or email our customer service staff. Someone will be happy to help you.

The Smart Shopper: Need help deciding how much yarn to order? Looking for a special yarn not shown on this website? Want to know how to substitute a yarn? It's all here on our Smart Shopper page.

Address Changes: Please email us of any mailing and shipping address as soon as possible in order to keep your file current.

Color Chart: Our FullColor Yarn Color Chart is our exclusively designed yarn color system! We developed this color vocabulary after analyzing over 2000 colors of actual yarn samples. Colors are grouped into 20 color families and then subdivided into 180 generic colors. Each color block represents one of these generic colors. These 120 generic colors are only approximate representations of actual dyed yarns and color representation will vary from computer to computer. We have provided them to you to help you order. If you are very particular about a yarn color we suggest that you first order the Color Card for that yarn to see actual dyed yarn samples and be guaranteed that you will receive the exact color you need. However, if your color can vary slightly, we highly recommend using the Cotton Clouds Color Chart for each yarn in the shopping cart.

Color Cards: If you are particular about color, the best way to see actual dyed yarn samples is to order the individual Color Card for the yarn you are interested in. This will give you the truest way to know what color you are ordering. Every yarn has it's own color card. Skein and cone colors are shown on the same card. Many of our color cards are also available as color copies made on a high quality DC-50 Xerox Color Copier and are fairly true to colors. You can order these through our shopping cart by clicking on the Color Card tab with each Yarn description.

Can't Find It? We can Special Order you any yarn manufactured by Berroco, Classic Elite, Crystal Palace, Ironstone, JCA/Reynolds, Ruby Mills, Silk City Fibers, S.R. Kertzer, Tahki/Stacy Charles, UKI (Supreme) as well as any spinning or weaving product from Ashford, Harrisville Designs and Schacht Spindle Company.


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