The beautiful blurred patterns that define Mallorcan Ikat are created with the dye resist method. Depending on the desired pattern, warp threads are tightly tied off at corresponding intervals and prepared for the dye bath. The dye will not penetrate where the threads have been tied. The prepared and knotted warp threads are dipped into a dye bath, then the binding ties are cut and dyed threads are hung out to dry for three or four days. Once dried the finished dyed warp threads are then manually wound onto a warping machine before being woven into beautiful bolts of cloth. Unlike Asian Ikat which is typically made from silk, Mallorcan Ikat is made from linen and cotton resulting in a sturdy cloth with a soft finish.