Sunday, November 23, 2014

Brown Ikat Fabric By The Yard

This brown ikat fabric is pure Indian cotton fabric in light brown color. It has lovely cross Aztec ikat designs in cream & orange colors. This amazing Indian fabric is lightweight and great for clothing. It is soft and  gets even softer after every wash and is great for the skin.

Brown Ikat Fabric
Brown Ikat Fabric


This design is not just an ikat print, the design comes into existence while making it on a handloom. An ikat print fabric is just an ikat like design or print on a cotton or rayon fabric. The yarns on authentic ikat fabric are dyed first and then made into a fabric resulting in uneven yet an interesting design. 

Size:
Length: 36 inches.
Width: 46 inches

Shipping:
Your package is shipped safely and securely. It is packed in such a manner that it can travel the globe twice without any external damage. We pack it aesthetically and with utmost care to ensure that your order is delivered to you properly.

Ikat Design
Ikat Design


What is Ikat?
Ikat is a resist- dyeing technique which is very similar to tie-dye. However in ikat technique, a design is first decided. Then, the yarns are bound together & hand dyed in the colors that will show up on the fabric in a specific planned design. Then, these yarns are arranged in such a manner that the design emerges during the weaving process. The threads used for making this textile fabric are dyed first using organic & vegetable dyes. Then, it is made into a fabric resulting in an uneven yet an interesting design.

Ikat Fabric
Ikat Fabric


If you want to know more about ikats, please watch my video on ikat upholstery fabric.

√ Recommended Uses of Brown Ikat Fabric:

Home decor projects like ikat drapes, indoor outdoor, curtains, cushions and throws, pillow covers, chair upholstery, etc. It can also be used as quilt or sewing fabric.

Our Commitment:

When you order this ikat fabric, we inspect inch by inch of this contemporary fabric for any flaw or defect before we dispatch it to you. This type of quality inspection ensures that you get only the best and nothing less. You pay for high quality fabric and we make sure that you are 100% satisfied with its quality. Anybody can make money, which is very simple. We, at ‘Designs by Mamta’ are here to build a relationship with our customers. We like to walk an extra mile for you to make your experience with us a delightful one!



Buy This Ikat Fabric NOW!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tank Top Pattern Make Designer Crochet Camisole Blouse

Make Tank Top Pattern This Winter To Accent Those Gorgeous Curves! It Fits Sensuously Around Your Body. It Gives The Fit You've Always Dreamed For In An Outfit.


Tank Top Pattern
Tank Top Pattern
This Unique Pullover Features Vertical And Horizontal Design And A Scalloped Picot Edging. I was very delighted after making this tank top which was in turquoise color. Hence, I named it as, "Turquoise Delight".

Buy With Confidence:
This Turquoise Delight Crochet Tank Top pattern has been thoroughly tested by me and my dedicated team of independent pattern testers from all over the world for any flaws or errors. I ensured that you get the best and nothing less.

Toddler Tank Top Pattern
Toddler Tank Top Pattern

Specifications Of Turquoise Delight Crochet Tank Top Pattern:

 Craft: Crochet

Type: Designer Crochet Pattern

Category: Tops Sleeveless ►Top Vest

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: S, M, L, XL



Crochet Tank Top Pattern
Crochet Tank Top Pattern


Finished Garment Measurement:
Bust: 32 inches (small) 36 inches (medium), 40 inches (large), 44 inches (X-large)

Abbreviations: US terms

Designer Crochet Patterns
Designer Crochet Pattern


                           Crochet Tank Top Pattern by Mamta Motiyani © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crochet Kids Hat A Halloween Monster Cap

A cute designer crochet kids hat with googly eyes, horns, 2 stringy hands and ferocious looking pointed teeth. It will make an excellent Halloween costume for your newborn baby or infant. This is my award winning unique crochet hat which also appeared in a top notch magazine some time ago.

Crochet Kids Hat
Crochet Kids Hat


Type: Crochet Kids Hat

Who can wear these unique crochet hats?
These cute baby hats are for infants, newborns, toddlers, kids, boys and girls. It can also be used as baby photography props by photographers for taking professional pictures of the newborn babies. This monster crochet hat is also known by other names such as Halloween hat, crochet beanie, crochet party hat, newborn babies hat, etc.

Specifications Of This Crochet Hat For Boys:

Yarn Used:
The yarn I use is 100% acrylic. If God forbid, your baby is allergic to acrylic, then I also can make it in cotton/ wool yarn.

Sizes Available for these cute baby hats:
You can select the required head circumference size from the drop box option along with your preferred color. I will also answer this common question asked to me by many of my customers. Every child is unique and their head circumference varies. However, an average newborn crochet hat size is of approximately 14 inches. Crochet hats for premature babies size is between 12 to 13.5 inches. I make all these hat size as per your requirement.

Colors: You can order this cool crochet hat in any color that you want!


Crochet Monster Hat
Crochet Monster Hat


Custom Order:
This newborn crochet beanie is a custom order. It means it will take me about a week to make this crochet Halloween hat especially for you. I think every child is special and have their own color preferences. Each of these designer hats are made with love. When your child wear this cute handmade crochet hat, you will yourself feel the warmth and personal touch that went into making it. These awesome hats are also available for toddler, kids, children, boys, girls, women and men of all ages.

What are you waiting for?! You can visit my website NOW to buy this unique crochet hat.


Crochet Monster Hat by Mamta Motiyani © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Crochet Tank Top Pattern To Delight Yourself!

 
I designed this crochet tank top pattern initially for myself. After much window shopping, I realized that there were very limited choices of over sized tank tops for plus sized women. Being a crochet designer myself, I took this as a small challenge and went ahead to design a tank top for myself!


Cool Crochet Patterns
Cool Crochet Patterns

It's just in the sub-conscious minds of women that they are as overweight, fat or ugly. I like to think that no women is ugly. They just do not know how to look beautiful! This crochet tank top pattern is an effort to prove that all women even plus size women have a right to look attractive.

My Inspiration Behind Making This Crochet Tank Top

 

Crochet Tank Top Pattern
Crochet Tank Top Pattern

I wanted to make a simple design which fitted perfectly to accents the gorgeous curves of a woman and hopefully make them feel beautiful about themselves. I read somewhere that clothes with vertical stripes in a design can make a person look slimmer and taller. Hence, the vertical stripes that forms the major portion of this design. The tank top fashion has been in vogue for very long and always have been the first choice of ladies!

Tank Top Pattern
Tank Top Pattern
There is a short interesting story why I named this tank top as Turquoise Delight. I saw this movie, "Chronicles of Narnia" & really loved the name, "Turkish Delight" so much that it stuck in my mind. When I was thinking about a name for this top, something delight sounded fun. The color of the yarn I used is almost turquoise, so I simply named it "Turquoise Delight".

Crochet Tank Top Pattern
Crochet Tank Top Pattern For Kids

This unique women's tank top is also known as camisole, blouse, pullover, sleeveless shirts, etc. In this designer pattern, you will learn how to crochet tank top with easy to understand step by step instructions along with the video tutorials.

Soon, I will be making lace tank top which will my next crochet project.  I hope you enjoyed this story. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to write to me. I always enjoy a little chit chat. :)

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Bagh Print Fabric A Unique Technique Using Natural Vegetable Dyes

What Is Bagh Print?

Bagh Print is one of the age old style of Indian fabric printing. It is another form of hand printing or hand block printing on fabric, cloth or paper. In this type of printing natural vegetable dyes in the form of plants, flowers, trees, leaves, bark, etc are used. “Bagh” literally means “Garden” in Hindi language. Bagh print fabric is pure Indian handloom cotton which is eco-friendly and organic.


Bagh Print Fabric



It is made by using natural vegetable dyes and pigments. Natural dyes such as turmeric roots, madder, beet, mango, pomegranate rinds, madder, saffron, heena, indigo, onion skin are used. Herbs like ' harad' which is botanical name of terminalia chebula, etc also play an important part in the process. The designs on the fabric created are traditional prints of India. It consists of mostly floral, paisley and geometrical patterns.


Bagh Print


Where Bagh Print Is Made?

It is a native print done mainly in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh in India by their rural population. Interestingly, ‘Bagh’ is also the name of the small town in Dhar district where this unique organic fabric is made.


Indian Fabric


How Is Bagh Print Different?

Bagh print is completely different from any other fabric printing techniques like screen printing or digital printing. The designs on fabric are usually one or other kind of motifs which represent nature in one form or the other. There are other print of fabric like Jaali or Jali work which were the intricate designs found in Taj Mahal which is one of the 7 wonders of the world.





Unique Fabrics

The method used in making bagh print fabric and Indian Block Print is almost the same. However, in block print technique, the dye used is chemical and commercial. In the making of bagh print, utmost care is taken to make it only by using natural dyes. The main technique in making of these bagh prints is the use of hand carved woodblock print on the fabric.

The entire process is painstaking and labor intensive. It takes approximately 20 days to complete the entire process and get the finished product. It takes time because blocks of wood are sometimes custom made for a specific design. The fabric is dyed, washed repeatedly with hands to ensure that the colors of the fabric are color fast. The end result is worth the time and efforts and the print on cotton is splendid.

Who Makes Bagh Print Fabric?

This fabric is made by the artisans of India residing in rural parts of Madhya Pradesh. It not helps in rural development but is also these people’s major source of income. It is an organic fair trade fabric. It means the laborers and whoever is involved in this process is paid fairly and properly.



Bagh Print Saree
Bagh Print Saree


Why Use Bagh Print Fabric?

The entire process of making bagh print fabric is handmade. Due to which, it gives the designs on fabric a subtle irregular look. In other words, there are some characteristic variations in texture and occasional imperfections found in this type of handmade fabric. It actually adds to the beauty and can never be found on machine made or digitally printed fabric.

Bagh print is non-toxic and allergy free and above all, good for your skin. The advantages are that bagh print is an eco-friendly fabric, biodegradable and organic. The natural dyes used to make the fabric is mostly permanent and fade resistant.

This fantastic fabric becomes softer and shiner after every wash due to the vegetable dyes used in it instead of the chemicals. The feeling of wearing or using the environment friendly fabric in itself provides you with immense joy and satisfaction.


Indian Fabrics
Bagh Print


How To Check the Authenticity of this Bagh Print Fabric?


During the production of bagh print, a special component called madder lake also known as Alizarin is used in the process of dyeing. If you smell the fabric, you sense a peculiar scent of this natural organic compound. Then, you know that is a genuine bagh print fabric.

Recommended Uses of Bagh Print:

This amazing light weight fabric is suitable for a variety of purposes. Bagh print sarees are much sought in India and worn by women who are aware of its organic properties of such cloth material. The fabric can be used for garments, making curtains, upholstery, etc. It can also be used for quilting, sewing, scrap booking and other craft projects.



All bagh print fabric in my shop except shown in the first picture are sold out! You can shop for more such beautiful Indian fabrics in my shop!

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All the pictures above are protected under copyrights act. If you intend to use all or any of these images, then please contact the author for the permission. If any of these pictures are published whether digital or in print media without author's consent will be considered as infringement of intellectual property rights. Appropriate legal action will be taken in that case. Thank you!

Mamta Motiyani
Mamta Motiyani

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I have a quest for knowledge and often find what I want to know- but after much struggle and reading encyclopedias! Not everybody wants a thesis! In my blog, you will find quick and easy information without any jargon, technical details or detailed history of that craft. You can always find that data all over the Internet, Wikipedia, etc.

My objective is to give you a starting point and quick reference for you to move ahead. If you have still have quench for further knowledge, then you probably know where to look for.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

What Is Ikat Fabric A Journey With Mamta

Ikat And My 5 Friends. What, Who, Where, Why and How.

What Is Ikat?

Ikat is a unique resist-dyeing technique which is very similar to tie-dye. The simple meaning of Ikat is tie and dye.


Ikat Fabric
Ikat Fabric


In ikat weaving, the yarns are tie dyed before weaving process begins. The ultimate result is abstract, geometric pattern, floral and other hypnotizing patterns and designs.

Red Ikat Fabric
Red Ikat Fabric


Who Uses Ikat?

Who doesn't use Ikat?! Ikat interior designing is a new phenomenon that is popular in the world of home decor. Ikat fabric is one of the oldest fabric that is used for upholstery, clothing, drapery, etc.

Orange Ikat Fabric
Orange Ikat Fabric


In modern times, it is considered to have a class of its own and often a preferred fabric of elite class.

Purple Ikat Fabric
Purple Ikat Fabric


The fabric is used to make Ikat rugs, carpet, curtains, duvet cover, tablecloth, bedspread, curtain panel, napkins, throw blanket, shower curtain, quilt, drapes, pillow covers, quilting, etc. The sky is the only limit.

Gray Ikat Fabric
Gray Ikat Fabric


Where Ikat Is Made?

India is the hub of Ikat pattern fabric. Double ikat weaving is one of the specialty of this country. Besides India, Japan, Uzbekistan, Guatemala, Indonesia, etc are also leading producers of this fabric.

Pink Ikat Fabric
Pink Ikat Fabric


Why Ikat?

All types of ikat fabric, whether it is double ikat, suzani ikat, Japanese ikat, etc are sturdy, hand woven and have intricate mesmerizing designs. It is most sought upholstery fabric due to its handmade style.

Ikat Cotton Fabric
Woven Ikat Cotton Fabric


How Ikat Is Made?

In ikat technique, a design is first decided. Then, the yarns are bound together and hand dyed in the colors that will show up on the fabric in a specific planned design.

Turquoise Ikat Fabric
Turquoise Ikat Fabric


Then, these yarns are arranged in such a manner that the design emerges during the weaving process.

Green Ikat Fabric
Green Ikat Fabric


The threads used for making this fabric are dyed first using organic and vegetable dyes. Then, it is made into a fabric resulting in an uneven yet an interesting design.

Indian Ikat Fabric
Indian Ikat Fabric


It is a very labor intensive work but the end results are worth the time and efforts.

Brown Ikat Fabric
Brown Ikat Fabric


If you want to buy these fabrics, you can check out some of the unique ikat fabric which I have in my shop.

You can even watch this Ikat fabric video if you like visuals.


Copyright Notice:
All the pictures above are protected under copyrights act. If you intend to use all or any of these images, then please contact the author for the permission. If any of these pictures are published whether digital or in print media without author's consent will be considered as infringement of intellectual property rights. Appropriate legal action will be taken in that case. Thank you!

My Style, My Way..

Mamta Motiyani
Mamta Motiyani
I have a quest for knowledge and often find what I want- but after much struggle and reading encyclopedias! Not everybody wants a thesis! In my blog, you will find quick and easy information without any jargons, technical details or ancient history of that craft. You can find that data all over the Internet, Wikipedia, etc.

My objective is to give you a starting point and quick reference for you to move ahead. If you have still have quench for further knowledge, then you probably know where to look for.

If you found this post a little useful and informative, then all you have to do is click like button of Facebook, Pinterest and/or Google+. It really inspires me to write more about such crafts. Thank you for your time.


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