Knitting, crocheting, embroidery - most of the textile arts involve an element of repetition. This element could be the pattern repeat found printed on a 100 yd bolt of cloth or the thousands of stitches involved in knitting one red cord. It is this very act of repetition which draws me to the textile arts. I find the process soothing, even on those days when it jangles my nerves. Today I attached several dozen bits and pieces of red cord left over from a previous incarnation of the Red Thread Project. The stitches refused to be worked faster. I had no choice other than to slow down and catch onto their rhythm. Once I did, my mind relaxed. I stopped worrying about the deadline and simply enjoyed the work in hand.