Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Textile Geek!

I am always ridiculously overcome with joy when I see a designer use a technique I've learned about in school. In the Fall 2007 Balenciaga collection there were some beautiful dresses (pictured below) which perfectly utilized a dyeing technique called Ikat (pronounced eee-kaht.) Ikat is very complex and delicate and involves dyeing or painting the yarn before it is woven with.

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Here is a crazy old Indonesian textile that uses Ikat!
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Is that guy getting his junk eaten by a lobster!? I feel bad for him!!

2 comments:

Aden said...

"Is that guy getting his junk eaten by a lobster!? I feel bad for him!"

hahahahahahaha It's fantastic all by itself, but your commentary makes it that much more memorable

socialboom1 said...

It has earned many accolades from people.I am thinking to open a fan page on facebook for this wonderful thing. Swimwear