Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I is for Ikat

Ikat is one of the latest trends to raise the temperature in the design world over the past few years. It is an ancient method of dying thread and weaving fabric that results in a tie-dye effect in the pattern created. I love the subtle "bleeding" of colour and pattern, and the array of hues used to create every item imaginable in this pattern.

Some favourites inspired by this style...

Design*Sponge put together a nice round up of Ikat lovelies that shows more of the huge array of items using this form of decorative design. Check it out here. It appears that there really is nothing that you can't "ikat"!


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