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Ikat Polka Indian Cotton

$18.00 / yard

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A cheerful bright blue indigo Ikat weave with bold white spots. 

Suitable for dresses, tops, shirts, and looser fitting trousers or shorts. We would make a Winnies Pajamas set.

Ikat is a resist dyeing technique where the threads used for weaving are dyed beforehand. The Ikat threads are bound in a pattern so that the threads covered by the binding 'resist' the dye, creating a design. The more binding done before weaving, the more complicated the pattern.

  • 100% Cotton
  • Approximate width: 44" (114cm)
  • Pattern repeat - 10cm
  • Circle - 3cm
  • For the first couple of washes, place the fabric in the washing machine drum at 30 or 40 degrees with a handful of table salt. This will help fix the dye to prevent it running.
  • As these Indian cloths are handmade, they are sometimes susceptible to irregularities in the weave or print. This is all part of their charm and are not classed as flaws.

Ikat Polka is suitable for the following patterns the Merchant & Mills Workbook: Bantam, Saltmarsh, Curlew and Heron.

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