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I love anything that can give folks a deeper appreciation for the beauty of the process behind highly-involved forms of craft. Whitney Matalone recently posted this amazing video time lapse of the Ikat-making process. It is mesmerizing.

I practice one of the oldest and most widespread forms of textile decoration. Ikat. It is a process in which you bind and dye the warp or weft fibers to create an image.
The bindings are removed, the fibers are washed out and dried before the weaving process begins. I recorded every second of the process (about three months) and put it into this four minute video.

[via Cathy Callahan]
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