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September 01, 2008


What a beautiful embroidered OM, I love it ! The colours are unusual but really attractive.

Am also terribly excited by the Textile Blog, thanks for the link.

Thanks Heather! No worries about the duplicate comments -- somehow Typepad does that.
I love (LOVE LOVE LOVE?) silk too -- there is something so magical about it. My dance teacher specializes in veil dancing and she often talks about how silk veils really have a life of their own -- you can't control them, you have to be "one with the veil."

Oh, and yes, I love the silks for your project. When I went to China all I bought were metres and metres of silk!

Oh I really like Jane Dunnewold - I will definitely check out all these links. Thanks for expanding my textiles world (and for the well-put rant about Amy Butler wannabes). Shall I say I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rant?

Thank you Angela, and thank you Jude -- I know I was a little grumpy about the gushy textile design sites -- though my grumpiness is more about the bad writing than the fabrics, which of course I love too. The Textile Blog is definitely a wonderful find in a class of its own, though.

the beaded piece has inner AND outer glow.
thanks for the focus on a little textile talk with out the i love in it. a bit of good balance.

There is a really beautiful beaded piece. Brilliant colors.

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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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