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June 28, 2009


I am always a fan of batik textile. But how do you wash it without staining one color from the other?

thank you for sharing! your blog is so full of fabric goodness!

Thanks Jude - it's what my father used to call me. I love it too. It should probably be the blog name -
Thanks to Cornielia too - the book I recommend is Embroidery Techniques from East and West: Texture and Color for Quilters and Embroiderers, by Munni Srivastava. My 200th post is coming up soon, and I'm going to list some of my favorite textile books.

by the way, i love MissElaineous. great.

great new links a salways and i see you have found your "coma" too!

Now that I no longer have to read hundreds of pages a day, I'm looking forward to creating something with my hands. I like the design that's evolving above. Reminds me of the saying, "It's about the journey, not the destination." I have this print which speaks to the illusion of control. http://www.storypeople.com/storypeople/WebStory.do?action=Show&storyID=1154&pageIndex=1&minRow=137&storyInSearch=200&productCategoryID=1000
Any recommendations on books where I could learn to get started stitching like you're doing above? (I know how to sew, but I assume there's more to it than simply sewing pieces of fabric together.)
Hope you have a peaceful week.

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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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