Sunday, January 14, 2007

robert kime

I came across these fabrics and wall fixture today at robert kime. textiles are truly my first love and i was taken with his ikats and tickings. ikat is a traditional asian technique of embellisment that i find very beautiful. in ikat, which means "tied" or "bound", the threads of the warp, the weft or both are tie dyed to create a design before they are woven. as the cloth is woven a pattern appears. i am always excited to see them and wish i was smart enough to weave some myself!