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~ a graceful embrace of tranquility ~ peaceful bead music sings from wingtips ~


Last updated on Nov 14, 2021

~ born from an alchemy of earth fibers, stones, and quiet ~
~ a graceful embrace of tranquility ~ peaceful bead music sings from wingtips ~


Kay Moates

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Kay Moates


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About OnSlenderThreads

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On Etsy since 2008

Wearable Zen Moments woven from earth fibers, stones, and quiet . . .

Last class taught, performance encored, stage struck, props stored . . . well, how about the passions, how about forty years of teaching awareness and deeper living through dance . . . how do I fold and tuck them away? How do I tell the images dancing in my head it’s time to stop, time to be done, over, kaput? “You’re hereby retired!” No way would the images curtsy. “Fan those passion embers, Kay, fuel those flames!”

Swinging in my garden, being lulled by moonbeams and twilight critter music, I pulled my shawl closer stroking a lapis touchstone with my fingers. Like a bolt of lightning, I remembered what I’d taught for years, ‘there’s more than one way to do the same thing’. How many times have I asked that of dancers? “Well, now you do it, Kay!” So I descended into pondering gathering my favorite things into a new expression that kept shifting like a kaleidoscope. First one shape, then another, and another . . .

Finally the parts morphed as Mindfulness Mantles* and ‘tiny quiets’** emerged. Heart tools to embrace, soothe, and enfold one’s edges while journeying within . . . that wisdom place inside one’s self, where one’s answers await. A place of sheltering during storms, cocooning into butterfly flight, blooming petal by petal, gliding in emptiness, seeing with eagle eyes, walking luminous rainbows, blazing in refining fires, shining like a star, dancing one’s essence . . . (to say transformation through metaphors erases the magic and wonder, so I won’t say that ever!). They are comforting, healing tools for soul growing . . . tools for flying into daily life.

Oh! And they are wearable fiber art ~ beautiful shawls and sacred wraps . . . mindfully, tenderly crafted by me.

I’m a wife, Mother, and Nonna to two curious adventuresome redheads. The Deep South is home where the pace is slow and easy . . . where stories thrive as the earth rises to meet you. My studio is my home surrounded by a lush shade garden. It’s difficult to know where one ends and the other begins. Here one rests in places of quiet repose communicating with the flora and fauna (including our recently rescued greyhound) . . . swings, sky chairs, benches, fountains, a babbling brook, an ancient fishpond, and a star tree . . . Can you feel the heartbeats pulsing through each piece of wearable fiber art!

* Mindfulness Mantles ~ a healing shawl, ancient shielding cloak, a cocoon, body wings, mesh encircling your fire, sign igniting your lineage, a sanctuary. Created in silence with intention in my garden, a place for holy pause.
** ‘tiny quiets’ ~ mini Mindfulness Mantles

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  • Kay

    Owner, Weaver Of Threads, Gardener

    light as a feather, rooted as an oak, curious as a cat, gentle as a breeze, focused as a flame, evolving as a seed, still as a star, reflective as water . . . a slender thread, sourced in my solitude, joyously weaves soul whispers into body wings

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Last updated on November 17, 2020
. . . to On Slender Threads!

These unique Mindfulness Mantles (meditation shawls, prayer shawls) are soul gifts, shawls for your inner journey. Beyond beautiful wraps, they are tools for conscious artful living that glide functionality into mindfulness--awakening your inner calling, soothing transitions, and summoning embodied change.

Each is heartfully knitted in my solitude from fine natural fibers and gemstones to embrace you with earth energy and quiet. As a blank canvas holds an artist’s expression, an On Slender Threads Mantle will hold your explorations.

These Shawls make wonderful gifts Especially for Weddings, Rites of Passage, Children’s Mindfulness, Being in the Moment, Sitting Practice, Care Giving, Illness, and Just Being.

Made from luscious, fine fibers for seasonal harmony . . . silk, cashmere, angora, bamboo, linen, alpaca, pima cotton, baby suri, merino, mohair, wool . . . (some fibers are organic)

There are many styles, many sizes, many colors, many stones. Custom orders delight me because a connection with you gives sparkling focus for a Mantle's creation.

Please contact me with questions.

Thanks for visiting. Come by often!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept PayPal payments (which allows you to use your credit card) and money orders and expect payment within twenty-four hours after purchase. Please contact me if you have questions or special needs. Here is the link to Etsy's Buying FAQs http://etsy.com/faq_buying.php?utm_source=etsy_success&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=etsy_success_090109
Confirmation emails verifying all order information will be sent to you within 24 hours. Thanks.

To protect your one-of-a-kind Mindfulness Mantle all shipments are sent by USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation and insurance included.

International shipping possible with prior to purchase email to discuss options and charges.

If you would like to upgrade to Express shipping, please contact me to find out about times and additional charges.
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Timing for completion of Custom Orders is dependent on individual circumstances and the availability of fibers and stones. I will be swift!