Thursday, October 14, 2010

Five Reasons Why I Love "Almost Ikat"

I finally found the perfect name for creating ikat-like effects using commercial space-dyed yarn--ALMOST IKAT.

If you love ikat, but don't like or don't have the space to dye yarn, here is a good solution.

It is so much fun to weave because the design unfolds before your eyes.

There is minimal planning.

I can use Almost Ikat as a stand alone design (as simple or complex as I desire) or use it as an accent with other techniques

I am about to cut the scarf off the loom and toss it in my suitcase on the way to Columbus, Ohio. I will finish it off and launder it at the workshop.

Check out my little YouTube tutorial for instruction on how to create Almost Ikat.

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