This Summer, unleash your creative energy by cutting & sewing your desired silhouettes from our yardage of soft & breathable, Safe Dye Ikat Silk x Cotton Fabric which is suitable for garments such as Kurtis, tunics, dresses, etc.
- Wash Care
- About the Technique
- Dry-clean recommended
- Gentle, cold, machine/hand wash with like colours
- Dry in shade
- Do not use bleach
- Iron - medium heat
Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. In ikat the resist is formed by binding individual yarns or bundles of yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern (ikat means "to bind" in the Indonesian language). The yarns are then dyed. The bindings may then be altered to create a new pattern and the yarns dyed again with another colour. This process may be repeated multiple times to produce elaborate, multicolored patterns. When the dyeing is finished all the bindings are removed and the yarns are woven into cloth. In other resist-dyeing techniques such as tie-dye and batik the resist is applied to the woven cloth, whereas in ikat the resist is applied to the yarns before they are woven into cloth.