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The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth

The Weaver's Studio



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Interweave Press Inc
24 December 2019
Textile enthusiasts, the ultimate reference you've been waiting for is here - Ikat! Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving with Resists is your introduction to the fundamentals of a resurging trend in woven cloth. Award-winning weaver and instructor Mary Zicafoose has spent more than 30 years exploring the possibilities of ikat and now shares her wealth of knowledge with you. Dig into the pages of this handbook to discover:

Historical background on ikat with gorgeous visual refernces.

Instruction in warp, weft, and double ikat techniques, written and illustrated in clear sequential steps.

Instructions to build ikat wrapping boards.

An addendum on painted faux ikat using dye pastes and brushes.

Acid and indigo dye system recipes and procedures.

Compelling projects with detailed instruction taking you from undyed yarn to woven ikat cloth.

A gallery of contemporary ikat created by a range of diversely talented dyers and weavers. All this and more is waiting for you in Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving with Resists. AUTHOR: Highly accredited, Mary's sole focus had been on ikat weaving for years. Her more recent work leans more towards the abstract, but her knowledge of ikat weaving is unparalleled. She is friends with Jennifer Moore and Catharine Ellis and helped them with their own respective Weaver's Studio titles. 200 colour and 50 b/w images
By:   The Weaver's Studio
Imprint:   Interweave Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 210mm, 
ISBN:   9781632506788
ISBN 10:   1632506785
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   24 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nebraska artist MARY ZICAFOOSE creates woven tapestries saturated with frequency, nuanced with spirit, and technically layered using the timeless process of weft ikat. Her involvement with ikat and archetypal symbols has led her to travel extensively, studying the handwork of weaving cultures that produce ikat cloth. A passionate artist, teacher, speaker, mentor, and arts advocate, Mary is co-director emerita of the American Tapestry Alliance. Her ikat tapestries are woven metaphors that strive to tie the contemporary, the symbolic, and the timeless together, coded to become powerful emissaries of art and cloth.

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