Indian Cotton Ikat - Equinox

£9.00

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A brightly colored ikat weave in indigo blue with a peach and white dash motif.

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.

  • 44" (113cm) wide.
  • 100% cotton.
  • Approximate motif size 3 x 2.5cm.
  • Wash at warm, with a non bio detergent on a gentle spin.  Always pre wash your cloth before sewing to get rid of any shrinkage and set colors.
  • For the first couple of washes, place the fabric in the washing machine on warm with a handful of table salt. This will help fix the dye to prevent it running.
  • Indian cloths are sometimes susceptible to irregularities in the weave, this is all part of their charm and are not classed as flaws.
  • 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.).