Design ideas are conveyed to a kimono design artist, who creates a hand-drawn design which is used to make a screen pattern.
The colors are blended by combining different kinds of pigments and resins. The possible color combinations are limitless.
Moistened base paper is placed on the dyeing plates. Determining the position and placing it precisely is important.
The screen pattern is placed on the base paper, and colors are layered onto it one color at a time with a squeegee (large spatula).