Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth


Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth


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Textile enthusiasts, the ultimate reference you’ve been waiting for is here – Ikat! Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving with Resists is your introduction to the fundamentals of a resurging trend in woven cloth. Award-winning weaver and instructor Mary Zicafoose has spent more than 30 years exploring the possibilities of ikat and now shares her wealth of knowledge with you. Dig into the pages of this handbook to discover: Historical background on ikat with gorgeous visual refernces. Instruction in warp, weft, and double ikat techniques, written and illustrated in clear sequential steps. Instructions to build ikat wrapping boards. An addendum on painted “faux” ikat using dye pastes and brushes. Acid and indigo dye system recipes and procedures. Compelling projects with detailed instruction taking you from undyed yarn to woven ikat cloth. A gallery of contemporary ikat created by a range of diversely talented dyers and weavers. All this and more is waiting for you in Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving with Resists. AUTHOR: Highly accredited, Mary’s sole focus had been on ikat weaving for years. Her more recent work leans more towards the abstract, but her knowledge of ikat weaving is unparalleled. She is friends with Jennifer Moore and Catharine Ellis and helped them with their own respective Weaver’s Studio titles. 200 colour and 50 b/w images

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Dimensions 210 × 276 mm

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