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December 29, 2007

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i have just caught your kind review, thank you so much...i have been a bit down with flu and just catching up on blog reading....

Thanks for listing the link to my site and the membership application. It's been such an interesting group to work with, and I have learned so much about surface design from the generous members -- the small group setting suits my learning style better than large conference settings. Susie

Thanks very much for the kind mention! I am very happy to have discovered your blog - funnily enough, the concept of Slow Cloth (or perhaps Slow Clothes?) is how I had come to think of my textile work. One of my Farmer's Market colleagues is very active in the Slow Food movement, and I think the concept has broad applicability.

I have to say, I love yoga almost as much as I love bellydance! They blend together quite nicely. :-)

Thanks for the link to my blog. I have been reading spirit cloth for a while, but only just discovered whatif and I love it...Judes work has that certain something. I am enjoying your blog - lots of great links and things to think about.

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10 Qualities of Slow Cloth, by Elaine Lipson

  • I defined Slow Cloth several years ago on this blog. Read the original post at http://lainie.typepad.com/redthread/2008/01/this-must-be-th-1.html. (Copyright Elaine Lipson 2007-2011; all rights reserved).
  • Joy
    Slow Cloth has the possibility of joy in the process. In other words, the journey matters as much as the destination.
  • Contemplation
    Slow Cloth offers the quality of meditation or contemplation in the process.
  • Skill
    Slow Cloth involves skill and has the possibility of mastery.
  • Diversity
    Slow Cloth acknowledges the rich diversity and multicultural history of textile art.
  • Teaching
    Slow Cloth honors its teachers and lineage even in its most contemporary expressions.
  • Materials
    Slow Cloth is thoughtful in its use of materials and respects their source.
  • Quality
    Slow Cloth artists, designers, crafters and artisans want to make things that last and are well-made.
  • Beauty
    It's in the eye of the beholder, yes, but it's in our nature to reach for beauty and create it where we can.
  • Community
    Slow Cloth supports community by sharing knowledge and respecting relationships.
  • Expression
    Slow Cloth is expressive of individuals and/or cultures. The human creative force is reflected and evident in the work.

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