Hi, I'm a New Zealander living in Bali, a beautiful tropical island in Indonesia.
Ikat & Batik has evolved from my love of textiles, sewing, shopping and travelling. I fell in love with Bali and Indonesian textiles on the first of several trips to Indonesia to visit my daughter. I dream of living here; the tropical climate, low cost of living, vibrant arts and craft scene, and not being too far from family in New Zealand, are all added attractions.
I finally quit my day job and move to Bali in August 2009 with suitcase and new portable sewing machine in hand and begin sewing for my Etsy shop.
My passion is shopping for the ikat fabrics I use. Every time I go to the markets I see new fabrics that I can't resist buying! I also love mixing and matching fabrics whether it be making up sets of coordinated pillow covers or putting together squares of fabric for patchwork bedcovers.