C27.1 - Ikat Cotton - black magenta ****
Print Name: Ikat Cotton - black magenta **** (4 Stars)
Fabric: 100% Cotton - Woven, non-stretch
Description: This is a medium-light weight weight woven fabric. It is soft, with good drape. The nature of Ikat weaving is that the design is woven in to the fabric. Very elegant looking. The background is black, This fabric is not see through.
See the "more info" tab for more information on the Ikat weaving process.
We were so excited to find this supplier. His family has specialized in Ikat weaving for over a hundred years. Each design and coloration is unique, with a limited 15 meter run, and will never be replicated exactly the same way again. We look forward to getting more from him in the future.
Care: Machine Wash Cold / Tumble Dry
Shrinkage: Vertical 2% *
*if you hang your garment to dry instead of machine drying it, you do not need to worry about shrinkage.
The Art of Ikat Weaving (pronounced EE-cat)
The term "ikat" refers to the dyeing technique used to create the designs on the fabric. It is a resis dyeing process, where bundles of yarn are tightly wrapped together and then dyed as many times as is required to create the desired pattern. This dyeing process is different because the yarns are dyed before being woven into cloth. In most of the other resist-dyeing techniques, like batik for example, it is the final cloth, and not the yarn, that's dyed.
Once the yarns have been suitably dyed and dired, the weaver lines them up on the loom to form the pattern. The design takes form as the yarn is woven into cloth. This is an encreibly complicated process, as the weaver has to precisely dye the threads, and then place them correctly so it forms the correct pattern when woven. Just to reiterate how hard this is...in order to repicate a pattern, the weaver would have to dye the thread in exactly the same place as before AND line it up on a loom in EXACTLY the sampe place AND then they'd have to weave it exactly the same way.
This ancient weaving process is practiced in India, Indonesia, parts of South-East Asia and some parts of South America.
Info from: www.the-sustainable-fashion-collective.com
Styles that look good made up in this fabric