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‘Innovation Development Program’ on traditional Ikat craft held at FDDI, Fursatganj

An ‘Innovation Development Program’ on traditional Ikat craft was held at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Fursatganj campus from July 12 -14, 2021.

Ikat fabric has an intentional bleed and blurry lines, which is its key identification factor. It is produced in many parts of world with their ethnic styles. Odisha is a major producer of this fabric in India. In Ikat, the technique of yarn resist dyeing is used to produce different design, motif and pattern on fabric surface. Cotton and silk yarns are used for making this fabric.

The faculty and staff members were provided training and given the task to innovate new fabric design development with traditional Ikat fabric.


Training, using demonstration was given by Mr. Rajesh Sharma, a certified trained weaver by Shuttle & Needles Studio, Chennai. He briefed on yarn preparation, resisting the yarn, design planning and sample development with different yarn counts. Faculty members created real fabric sample on handloom weaving.

Exploring the opportunity to train the faculty and staff members who are the biggest asset of the institute, the FDDI School of Fashion Design (FSFD) has conducted this program to upgrade the knowledge and skill standards of faculty members with hands-on experience.


During this 3-day program, faculty members came-up with new innovation in traditional style of Ikat and developed real fabric samples.

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