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August 30, 2011


Hi Kaite, yes, you're probably right. It's been (and still is) a messy process of trying to figure out what to do with my ideas. But I'm so glad you're still here, still reading. Thank you.

still here reading. i'm wondering about the word slow, as it already had it's own provenance maybe a new word would have lasted longer, in it's complete meaning, such as sSlow or whatever. However it's all water slowly flowing under the bridge now.
do what you think best suits you personally.

Did you say Slow Cloth will be in a blog format? Did I read it right? Hurray!

I'm glad you are still here! Good luck with the new projects and catching up. I feel like I never catch up but just do what I can by priority, the rest just waits sometimes seemingly forever.

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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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