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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Slow Fashion

Slow food, slow living, slow down, slow clothes, slow fashion.  What could be slower than weaving the fabric that goes into the garment that you make on your sewing machine?  I'm there.  Why do I do this - so many reasons but to name the top ones.  I love color, I love texture - when I weave the fabric I am in control of both.  I think in colors, sometimes I even smell colors or taste them.

Weaving takes time, I have time to give to it and it's important to me to do this work.  I am not carrying on any tradition in my family that I know of, altho, there were some Canadian tailors my sister found out about.  I do it because I love it and I can.  I also believe that we need to consider what we buy, it should have value and be valued.  Classic design, artful living and dressing.  Weavers, knitters, spinners, sewers, all those who put time into design and the crafting of clothing to wear for themselves and others - hats off!

Good thoughts and ideas in this link about slow fashion and clothing.

..."It's about reconnecting with our clothes, rather than viewing them as quick trends or throwaway items." "It's about tapping into the pleasure of buying a well-made garment with a timeless design, being able to recognize quality, repairing and properly caring for your wardrobe."  read more











Finishing up for the weekend art fair, the Driftless Area Art Festival in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin.   I'll be there with my designs, handwoven and sewn slow fashions.


Handwoven remnants transformed into headbands.







3 comments:

Susan said...

I agree with you. Making things out of handwoven fabric takes care, and a lot of thinking ahead. Your collection looked lovely at the Driftless Fair, too. Also nice of Annie to be there to help, and look beautiful wearing the vests

kindred threads said...

Wonderful photos of beautiful handwovens. Inspires me to keep weaving:)

riverweave said...

Thanks very much for comments Susan and Angie. It's so good to have friends that set the high standards that keep us (me) on my toes!