Reader Request: Ikat
High-end ikat: Madeline Weinrib pillow as seen in Elle Decor, December 2007.
I just heard from a law student on a tight budget who is searching for economical ikat to cover her dining room chairs. Designer Jen West's Louis XV-style vintage chair, discussed the other day, inspired her. (For upholstery, West used an Uzbekistan ikat robe found on eBay.)
I found some nice long cotton ikat runners for about $28 at Uzbek Craft. Unfortunately the width is 18" -- probably too narrow to cover most chair seats. A decorator I trust told me she had success buying ikat through Yurdan. Since this reader is near Atlanta, I think a trip to Lewis Sheron is worth a try. In the past this fabric emporium has had similar cotton priced around $14 per yard.
Does anyone have some more suggestions?