Bright Ikats November 21 2016, 0 Comments

Ikat is a beautiful form of resist dying that has had a long history in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan.  The pattern is created by binding yarns in a tight wrapping. Bindings are altered to create new patterns and then the yarns dyed in different colors.  This amazing technique inspired us in ecru to imitate it but by using embroidery.  Using three different colors of thread, we created a collection of Ikat Embroidered Charms.

(Images courtesy of ecru)