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October 13, 2009


I fell in love with this see-through patchwork, too. Finally there is some info available in print or on the Web.

I got a great catalog from the Honolulu Academy of Arts called Wrappings of Happiness. It's a very thorough treatment, with lots of great color photos.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/186317074X/102-5050725-1247324?camp=14573&creative=327641&link%5Fcode=as1&n=283155 This is THE Pojagi book to find. But, I settled for some from Amazon Japan http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/images/4877512365/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=465392&s=books


and even though they are in Japanese, the pictures explained well enough how to do the seams. I have been trying to find a source for some of the fabrics they use, but they may have to wait until I can get together a trip overseas. My after school art club made a pojagi wallhanging from their dye samples. I will post a pic of it on my blog tonight.

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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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