With this weeks theme of ikat (pronounced e-cot) I wanted to present something different and more unexpected than what may initially come to mind for this pattern, but first, let’s pay tribute to this labor intensive technique. Simply put, ikat is a very old dyeing technique that starts with the individual yarns for dyeing, then they are woven to allow the dyed pattern to emerge. There are multiple variations of this technique that produce different pattern styles depending on whether you are dyeing the warp or the weft yarn. Take a look at this video to see what exactly this technique entails.
Let’s talk tile! Ikat is a technique for fabrics, but the ‘blurry’ pattern effect can be created in tile as well by painting/printing it on or by using smaller tiles. I love how unexpected this look is when the technique is used on a different type of textile. It reinvents the idea and allows for so much creativity. Here you go – take a look!
These cement tiles in black and white allow so much versatility in use to create a very graphic element on the floor or a wall. As much as I enjoy this look I am drooling over these next few. They are so glamorous!
I would love to relax in a bath with these tiles surrounding me, along with a good book, soothing music, and some luxurious fragranced candles.
Thanks for reading and enjoy these ideas and more as we explore all that is ikat!