Cotton Ikat - Charcoal Black

$14.00

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This is a beautiful, lightweight charcoal black ikat weave.  A black fabric with white ikat flecked crisscrosses running throughout.

Ikat is a resist dyeing technique where the threads used for weaving are dyed beforehand.  The Ikat threads are bound in a pattern so that the threads covered by the binding ‘resist’ the dye, creating a design.  The more binding done before weaving, the more complicated the pattern.

Suitable for dresses, tops, shirts, and looser fitting trousers or shorts.

  • 46" (118cm) wide.
  • 100% cotton. Lightweight.
  • For the first couple of washes, place the fabric in the washing machine set to warm with a handful of table salt. This will help fix the dye to prevent it running.
  • As Indian our cloths are handmade, sometimes susceptible to irregularities in the weave or print, this is all part of their charm and are not classed as flaws.
  • Wash warm, with a non bio detergent, and on a gentle spin. Always pre wash your cloth before sewing to get rid of any shrinkage and set colors.
  • by Merchant & Mills.

This fabric is great for patterns like our 104 Egyptian Shirt, 112 Japanese Field Clothing, 113 Japanese Kimono142 Old Mexico Dress145 Chinese Pajamas, 157 Moroccan Djellaba, 158 Ghanaian Smock148 Black Forest Smock, and 271 Sunset Wrap.  

Fabric is sold by the 1/2 yard (so 1 unit is 1/2 yard, 2 units is 1 yard, etc.).