|The word Ikat (e-kat) comes from a Malayan word that means to bind or wind around. Thousands of individual threads are tie-dyed in intricate patterns. The threads are wrapped, dyed, untied, sorted, rewrapped, and dyed again. The technique produces slightly inaccurate color distribution which results in the slightly blurred and admired edges of the finished designs.|
| My collections
originally stemmed from collecting material tools to illustrate and support
teaching textile classes. Teaching a new textile technique class led to
collecting examples - either historic or ethnic - to study and research how
and why the textiles were created. This led to collecting books and sometimes
textile tools needed to teach the technique being studied.
|Ikat was one of the last textile techniques I taught before leaving teaching. I found ikat to be of world wide distribution and across timelines - from ancient to still being produced today.|
| Ruth Knight Sybers
Monticello, WI 53570
www.209main.com - Textiles - current and past exhibits at The Dining Room at 209 Main
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- to order patterns, books, Vivian Hoxbro kits, yarn, etc.
David Braunschweig who assists in "hanging" each exhibit.
Photos by Lori Manning
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The Dining Room at 209 Main
Past Displays:MARIE DUQUETTE CREATES 30 HATS IN 30 DAYS