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December 09, 2008

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How do you feel about the post on slow planet about golf as a good slow sport? I thought it was interesting because I've only heard environmentalists say negative things about golf courses (non indigenous grass species that guzzle water are planted, land that could be used for people or atleast trees is used up) in relation to the environment. Just thinking aloud... and also being my wary self when I feel that people are selling an idea with moral overtones! I love the idea of slowing down and taking in everything, but it's difficult for everyone to do all the time. It helps if you already come from a priviledged background.

hey thanks for the links and selvedge is the best of the best.

Follow your blog quite regularly, keep up the good work!

You're posting away so much I can hardly keep up! I love Selvedge as well, but must keep it to buying an issue every once in a while. I look forward to reading your post on Slow Planet.

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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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