Slow Cloth

Slow Cloth

Cotton Bobbins for Weft

First there was the Slow Food movement, then Craig began talking about Slow Furniture, and now I'd like to share some thoughts about Slow Cloth. As with the other "Slows", it is a philosophy and an approach, rather than a prescribed methodology. Textile artist Elaine Lipson first coined the term in 2007, and has written extensively about the topic. In the framework she developed, Slow Cloth is "characterized by joy, skill, contemplation, beauty, and expression... [and] embraces teaching, community (global and local), diversity, and the responsible sourcing and use of materials."