To Dye For
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A Japanese style of resist dyeing where fabric is folded, twisted and tied, then dipped in indigo dye. Once the fabric is unfurled, the tightly creased areas are seen to have remained white and free from dye, resulting in an organic repeated pattern.
A traditional Malian and
West African process of dyeing fabric with tree leaves for a yellow or cream base, then hand-painting with an ironrich fermented mud to create an all-over pattern.
A textile weaving process where the yarns are bound and dyed to create a resist pattern and then woven into a fabric.
The “blurry” characteristic of ikat patterns is created because of the imprecise dye patterns and how difficult it is to line them up in the weaving process.
A popular resist dye method originating in Indonesia, where melted wax is dripped or stamped onto cotton or silk in an intricate pattern. The fabric is dyed and left to dry; then the wax is scraped off to reveal the pattern.