1.OUTLINING

An outline of the design is drawn on the fabric with “AOBANA”, a special blue ink.Later, this line will be completely washed off with water.

2. APPLYING “ITOME” GLUE

The blue outline is traced with thin glue from a tube. This ITOME ( or “thread”) of glue is created to prevent bleeding along the borders.

3. COLORING /STEAMING

With each dye application, a brush is used to gradate the color. The material is steamed

to prepare for the next process.

4. DYEING WITH A BRUSH

Dye is brushed over the fabric to color the background.