Indigo blue and white ikat weave. A summer weight dressmaking cotton. Suitable for breezy tops, dresses and loose-fitting trousers. 115cm wide. 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.
Indigo Snow is suitable for the following patterns in our Workbook: Bantam and Heron.
- 115cm wide.
- 100% cotton.
- Approx 120-150gsm
White lines vary in size from selvedge to selvedge. For the first couple of washes, place the fabric in the washing machine drum at 30 or 40 degrees 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 or print, this is all part of their charm and are not classed as flaws.
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