CALLING ALL FABRIC LOVERS!
We hope your New Year is off to a great start. Here at Stonemountain we are working hard to bring you the most beautiful, interesting, hard-to-find, high-quality fabric goods ever. This week we are highlighting our gorgeous collection of Ikat fabrics.
We hope you find some inspiration here for your next project, whether you're crafting, quilting or garment making.
What are you doing with your Stonemountain Ikat? We love seeing what our fabrics turn into, so stop by or send over your pictures of your amazing projects!
THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE & WHY OF IKAT
WHAT IS AN IKAT?
The word Ikat literally means 'to tie or bind,' and it is used to describe both the process and product. When fabric is woven on a loom, the vertical threads that make up the length are called the warp and the horizontal strings that make up the width are called the weft. Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process on the warp threads, the weft threads, or in the rare and costly 'double ikat' both warp and weft, prior to dyeing and weaving. Our Ikat collection are 100% cotton, but the process can be applied to any woven fiber, such as silk, linen, or even wool.
WHERE DO IKAT COME FROM?
Our Ikat are imported from Indonesia, India, Japan and Guatemala, although many other countries produce Ikat as well.WHY DO WE LOVE IKAT?
We love Ikat because of the richness of the cloth and the history of the process. Its bold and striking texture draw us in and inspire us year after year. The authenticity of this fabric will never go out of style and we love it for that reason.WHO CAN USE IKAT FABRICS?
Everyone! From beginner to advanced sewists, this fabric can be used for a range of projects. For home dec, quilting, garment making or crafting, this incredible fabric is easy to work with and care for.
SEE WHAT FABRIC LADY IS GETTING INTO...
2015 is off to a wonderful start here at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley!
As many of you know, there are more and more exciting fabrics and patterns to entice us into the world of sewing garments! It is our mission to support all sewists make choices with more confidence and have a higher rate of success. Here in this blog, Laurel, my amazing seamstress, friend and blog partner, shares many tips for sewing each garment that transfer throughout all projects. If you are new to my blog, please take some time to scroll back in time to see the amazing garments we created in 2014!
As I mentioned in my last blog, there are many things that make me smile! All the new fabrics being imported from India rank high on my list of fabric loves!