Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Incredible Ikat.

On Friday I made wonderful little programs for Julie.  She found my Ikat Invitations on my Etsy store and asked me to use that design to create the Programs for her Violin Recital.  She had a lot of information to fit on them considering they are programs rather than invitations so we had to tweak the size and design a bit, but I think they turned out wonderful!  She thought she was more of a pink and navy girl than a pink and green girl, so we made that change as well.........:)

For those of you who have not caught up on all the rage of Ikat, straight from Wikipedia!
Ikat, or Ikkat, is the method of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres.  The dye is applied prior to the threads are woven to create the final fabric pattern or design. 
Double Ikat is where both warp and the weft are resist-dyed prior to stringing on the loom. Traditionally, and still commonly, a back-strap loom is used, though any variant or modern loom may be used.

Here are other examples of Ikat.

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