Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Here Kitty Kitty Ikat

THE print of the moment is hands down Ikat. Yes, some of you are saying, "I What?" Well, you will see it everywhere in a variety of sizes, color schemes, applications, etc. Ikat or Ikkat, is an Indonesian word referring to a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibers. Say what? What the heck are warp or weft fibers?  Well, if you want to go that deep then you will have to hear what I heard all growing up, "Go look it up." :-)

Anyhoo, the point is that ikat has elaborate, multicolored patterns typically. Ikat dyes into the threads before they are woven (tie-dye is after). Ok, enough of today's lesson...let's get to the good stuff.

Set of 4 Uzbek Ikat pillow covers, 18x18
We all know how I feel about Etsy, especially for pillows and curtains.
These are Uzbek Ikat pillow covers via SilkWay.

interior decorating painting abstract popular
Some more ikat pillows. You can find the super chic paintings
in the background at the GildedMint gallery online.

decorative bed pillow
Just one little pillow is all you need to up your style quotient.

decorative pillow for interior decorating
Perfect in today's trendy pastels. Via Eco Salon.
decoration ideas windows
Ikat curtains.
ikat curtains drapes panels
If you are more conservative and need a neutral, these
are perfect from

printed shorts fashion trend
And, it's all over fashion too. From shorts, skirts to scarves.
These shorts are via
ikat chair interior decorating
Applied to chair. This weekend I found a good scrap of ikat fabric at one of my favorite
local stores, GDC. It is under consideration to replace the seat fabric on my antique chairs.

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