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September 10, 2010


I'm shocked that you have been attacked in such a manner especially as crafters are generally so nice in my experience. It's wonderful that you thought and phrased slow cloth although I have to say I personally wouldn't join the group because it's really just the way I craft, it's personal to me and I've never liked to be a groupie or to be pigeonholed. So as someone who actually crafts as you describe but won't join the group - good on you, keep it up.

I always enjoy your posts here and on facebook...can't imagine what gets into people...they do/say things online they'd never say in person to your face.

Eaine I am appalled that you have been attacked in such a way that you would feel like withdrawing. I can see you have many other web friends who feel the same way.I hope you will not let this scar you too much, there are so many things for you to accomplish.

Nice to see you back. Big hugs.

delighted you are back - you know the old saying, none truer - 'you can't keep a good woman down' - and you are indeed a good woman :)

Love you, Lainie. So sad to hear that you have had such an awful experience. Onwards and upwards!

Read: deeply. Not used to this touch keyboard yet

Glad to see that you are back. I sent a comment to your post "no other place", but I'm not sure where it ended up. It touched me very deeoly

I am new to your blog and have just joined the Slow Cloth group on facebook. I know you have many, many supporters...best wishes and happy to be a follower of your blog!

May your blog be all the qualities of Slow Cloth, especially Joy!
I look forward to your posts because they are beautiful and informative.

Hope you have a creative weekend.

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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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