Ikat Kosode

When we were in California back in January, I found some terrific Japanese fabric at a shop in Healdsburg. It's been on my stack of things to sew ever since then, and I finally completed it recently.

Kosode in Cream and Blue Ikat

The word "ikat" (pronounced "ick-ette") refers to the type of fabric. The pattern you see is woven in, not printed. Dark stretches are dyed into the fiber before weaving, then the fiber is woven to produce the pattern.

2012.04.20 at 12:00am EST