The weft threads are first carefully measured out and then bound tightly into sections with plastic string. These are colour coded to form a pattern. The weft threads are dyed, then some of the ties removed and each exposed section is dyed in turn. Finally the patterned weft threads are woven into a plain warp on a treddle loom. Ikat has a characteristic shimmering effect.
The fabric is 1 metre wide and has a plain strip approx 5 cms. along each side. Machine washable. This fabric is suitable for garments, cushion covers and light lined curtains.
Sign up to our newsletter