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December 26, 2008


Oh, to be in Manhattan and see those French fabrics! Love your piece, Lainie, and hope your holidays were good.

By the way, did I ever mention that Maiwa is a favourite browsing shop of mine here in Vancouver? If I were doing textiles again like many years ago, I'd go nuts in there. I love their sister store of clothing and import textiles.

Hi all - thank you for the excellent comments - Deb, I think we are of about the same vintage, so it must just be different strokes for different folks, as Sly once said. Buffy struck a very deep chord in me that had to do with being the misunderstood outsider and finding her own tribe of brilliant misfits, and of course the epic love story with the dark, dangerous vampire with a soul. I'm a Scorpio, after all . . .

I was totally captivated by Firefly but so incredibly put off by BVS I couldn't believe that it was conceived by the same person. It must be my age and impatience with the nonsense of youth.

Happy Holidays Elaine! I love that you can find Joss Whedon (I'm a Firefly addict myself) and textiles in the same blog. Off to read the link.

thanks for the dollhouse link :-)

Heather - your piece is amazing. I love the refined beauty and elegance of it, and the message, of course. I'd love to have a print or a card of it to keep in my workroom! Go see it, readers, at http://truestitches.blogspot.com/

Thanks for another great link, and, as i am currently reading a book on Hildegaard of Bingen's visions, I am very impressed by your moon piece.
I just finished a very slow piece of embroidery (I'm sure it took over 6 months). If you have time to take a look I think you might like it.

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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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