The Kathy Furukawa Legacy Fund presents speaker, Elaine Lipson. Slow Cloth: Fast Forward.
Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, September 11, 2017.
San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Avenue, SATX 78209.
Authored by Lynn Luukinen.
- A look at the past, present, and future of the Slow Cloth movement
- Putting Slow Cloth principles into practice
- The meaning of making: the Slow revolution in textiles and fiber
- It’s not about how long it takes: The Slow Cloth approach to making with meaning
Ten years ago, the idea of Slow Cloth was a head-scratcher. While the idea of Slow Food, originated by Carlo Petrini, had taken hold, the slow movement hadn’t yet expanded into textiles or other areas. Today, the Slow revolution has captured countless followers and fans looking for more depth and quality in life. Elaine Lipson began to write about and contextualize the idea of Slow Cloth in 2007, citing ten qualities or dimensions of Slow Cloth activity for artists, makers, and entrepreneurs working in any textile medium: joy, contemplation, skill, diversity, teaching, materials/sustainability, quality, beauty, community, and expression. In this talk, with lots of visuals to share, Elaine will examine how these principles are manifesting in the textile world today, how makers are changing the world, and what areas of concern textile artists and makers should be addressing.
Elaine Lipson is a lifelong artist, maker, writer, and editor. In 2007, inspired by the Slow Food movement, she began to form and write about the concept of Slow Cloth. Her textiles writings articulate links between food and fiber, the importance of sustainable and ethical production practices for artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, and the joy, contemplation, and connections inherent in any textile medium.
Elaine is currently the acquisitions and content editor for online sewing and embroidery classes at Craftsy.com. She was previously an editor for books at Interweave and an educator, communications specialist, and writer in the organic and natural products industry. Elaine is the author of The Organic Foods Sourcebook, a consumer guide to the meaning and benefits of organic foods, and The International Market for Organic and Sustainable (Green) Apparel, a comprehensive market research report. Within the fiber art world, she edited Art Cloth by Jane Dunnewold and The Encaustic Studio by Daniella Woolf.
Elaine holds a degree in fine arts from Colorado College and recently completed a professional program in museum studies through Northwestern University. Elaine lives in Colorado. For more information on Elaine, please visit her website, https://elainelipsonart.com/
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