Dear September Guest Post: Ikat!

Give us an I!

We have a not so secret love affair with all things ikat! It’s been an all round favourite for the last few years, popping up on fashion runways, as home ware textiles, crockery and much much more. We can even remember picking up an bikini at H&M on our travels many moons ago in a funky ikat print!

Not only is ikat fabric beautiful and colourful, the technique its self is a very ancient one and very detailed!

Ikat is an ancient Indonesian binding technique, similar to tie dye, a binding is applied to particular threads in order to resist dye and therefore create a pattern once the fabric is coloured. Traditional ikat cottons were often dyed with patterns that represented village life and the beliefs of the village people.

The slightly blurred patterns are signature to the ikat technique and ensure that each print is unique. The threads are not woven into cloth until they have been bound and dyed, making the ikat craft a very distinctive process.

You can find some beautiful ikat cushions in a range of colours at www.dearseptember.com.au

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34 Comments

  • Reply thugsy Saturday 9th June, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Amazing

  • Reply doogs Saturday 9th June, 2012 at 8:13 am

    cooooooool

  • Reply bardie Saturday 9th June, 2012 at 8:01 am

    nice

  • Reply jarjar Saturday 9th June, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Wow

  • Reply Xiaxiao Saturday 2nd June, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    i love the orange/coral and black looking blanket

  • sungyoung
    Reply sungyoung Friday 1st June, 2012 at 11:53 am

    The prints are so colourful and pretty!

  • Reply fizzybubbles Friday 1st June, 2012 at 8:13 am

    i love ikat. it’s also used in japan a fair bit…i have a blue kimino with ikat butterflies on it. i’d love to learn how to do it one day.

  • Reply LenoreP Friday 11th May, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Love the blue cushion

  • Luci
    Reply luci321 Wednesday 9th May, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I’m a little in love with all cushions at the moment and these are so fresh and summery, I want to take them home to replace my new ones…

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Wednesday 9th May, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I too have been having a bit of an obsession with ikat print lately, I’m swooning over that armchair!!

  • Reply Isis21 Wednesday 9th May, 2012 at 8:34 am

    They all look fantastic.

  • Reply chrystal Wednesday 9th May, 2012 at 6:50 am

    chair looking comfy

  • Reply adelynfinley Wednesday 9th May, 2012 at 12:18 am

    swooning!

  • tiffany001
    Reply tiffany001 Wednesday 9th May, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Loving the cushions 🙂

  • Reply Jenny Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    love the prints

  • Reply mandystsai Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Cute prints

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Beautiful and inviting colours

  • Reply Claireo Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I love the colours and prints!

  • Reply maggielyly Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    love the cushions!

  • Reply traanster Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Whoa loving the patterns!

  • Reply Raquel24 Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    loove this style! I’d never heard of Ikat, but i want to see more of them now!

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    cute!

  • Reply lucinda Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    awesome prints

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      i agree

  • Reply Ian Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    great designs

  • Reply ragdollbaby Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Nice technique

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      yeah!

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    They look so relaxed for a very relaxed feel. Reminds me of indonesia.

  • Reply Crystal Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 11:21 am

    gorgeous!!

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 11:16 am

    these look fabulous, i love the chair

    • Reply Ian Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      the chair is amazing

  • Reply KNY Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Great colours

  • Reply adnrew Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 10:19 am

    great prints

  • Reply fifi73 Tuesday 8th May, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Wow, how very clever….. Love those cushions….

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