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November 05, 2008


Isn't it just wonderful? I am so happy, relieved and hopeful. Sigh.... I was very depressed at the possibility of McCain and Palin winning- what an awful prospect. And, now the people have spoken and we see this truly beautiful moment in our history!

Hi everybody,
I'm still barely breathing. What an amazing day. And Anaka, thank you! America can finally be a good world citizen again, and a true friend to the global community. Onward we go, with hope and joy.

What a great, great day!

funny i was thinking of posting "time are a changin'..."
what a day!

Perfect lyrics for today. I'm still giddy with possibility!

Congratulations! Must be a really exciting time in the US right now, and a historic moment as well!

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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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