Slow Stitching Movement Guest Post

Today I have a guest post “The Biggest Problem with Slow Stitching is the Time Involved. Or Is It?”  on Mark Lipinski’s Slow Stitching Movement website.

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Slow stitching is about taking our time as we create. The idea of being present as we are working applies to anything we make by hand. I’m realizing more and more that a big issue I have with drawing is the concern that it will take a long time and have a poor result. But the whole point is to take time and be conscious of what is in front of us. The product is just a side effect of our meditation on our surroundings.

I hope you will take a few minutes to visit Mark’s site and learn more about the slow stitching movement. There are articles by various fiber artists explaining their interpretation of slow stitching and also short podcast interviews with many of the same artists.

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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

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