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October 24, 2008


I hope your call to vote is heeded by your fellow citiznes. We may not be involved in any way in the Presidential election, but whatever happens with you affects us too.
The shisha piece is very beautiful Lainie. Like Darlene, I admire Indian embroidery.

Thanks for sharing your picture of your Shisha. It's lovely.I admire all things Indian especially the embroidery. Last night I just discovered some beautiful examples on Flickr. I have been slowly preparing myself to give it a try; buying the mirrors, collecting pictures of paisleys, floss....Thanks for the inspiration.

I like how the shisha piece is progressing. And I'm really interested in post on not exploiting textiles while they're in fashion. Always an inspiring and thought-provoking read when I visit your site.

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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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