There are some wonderful discussions going on about the definitions of Slow Craft and Slow Cloth movements at Red Thread Studio here and In a Minute Ago here.
Having started this blog in the first place because I felt I was so much less productive than some of my other artist friends and acquaintences, I can certainly relate to that feeling of just not doing enough!
Here are Elaine's 10 Qualities of Slow Cloth
Slow Cloth has the possibility of joy in the process. In other words, the journey matters as much as the destination.
Slow Cloth offers the quality of meditation or contemplation in the process.
Slow Cloth involves skill and has the possibility of mastery.
Slow Cloth acknowledges the rich diversity and multicultural history of textile art.
Slow Cloth honors its teachers and lineage even in its most contemporary expressions.
Slow Cloth is thoughtful in its use of materials and respects their source.
Slow Cloth artists, designers, crafters and artisans want to make things that last and are well-made.
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.
Slow Cloth supports community by sharing knowledge and respecting relationships.
Slow Cloth is expressive of individuals and/or cultures. The human creative force is reflected and evident in the work.
For me, I'll substitute the word cloth with craft and then I can just call myself a slow craft artist....
How about you?