Friday, February 27, 2009

Slow Fashion

"Thus slow is about a shift from quantity to quality...
where pleasure and fashion is linked with awareness and
responsibility. Slow fashion is all about choice, information,
cultural diversity and identity.
Yet perhaps most critically, is it's also about balance.

Slow Fashion supports our psychological needs
(to form identity, communicate with others, be creative through our clothes)
as well as our material needs (to keep warm
and protect us from extremes of climate)." Kate Fletcher.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Spinning out of Control

Taking up spinning classes at the Handspinner's Guild; thought I might not be so in to it, but being in that beautiful and historical building, working on those old wheels, learning this art, is a joy!!, and it's a help to balance the stress of meeting delivery schedules. Can't speed up this process, just have to work longer hours into the night to finish the work.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Loopy Loopy

Almost a shame to unravel these skeins of one-off handspuns, and knit them into garments; I sigh with appreciation each time I wind one off. Of course the acknowledgement of the wonder of the material is part of the process, so is the loopiness that creeps in when working long hours solely.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wishing for Winter

The Darker Shades

Cant imagine it ever being cold enough to wear these; but I suppose the world just keeps going round, while these new pieces seem to be spun in slow motion, and the room is slowly melting, in 4days of 40deg heat. Shady room, dark threads, dark work; bring on the Winter!!
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