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January 23, 2009


your blog is so intelligently written. Thank you for all the attention you pay.

Jude's Flag and the Obama's first dance moved me immeasurably on the same day.

Keep us in the loop...when you move you will be taking your etherfriends and readers along.

Elaine, I hope your unsettledness will resolve itself soon about the possible move as well as the issues with your writing. Stitch by stitch we do keep on going.

hey thanks for the feature. i loved making this so much . i just stitched as it all unfolded and the rainbow of color just happened just in time. direct inspiration is the best. i hear your frustration. i am there too lately.

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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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