This artisanal fabric dyeing process is more commonly known in the West as tie-dye. The fabric is tied by hand, using a string, to create waterproof zones before immersion a dye bath, which reveal patterns once the fabric is flattened. Another method is resist dyeing, which consists of applying mud, wax or starch by hand, using a stencil or a block print (a sculpted wooden stamp,) on the fabric before immersion. Among the plant-based dyes we use are madder root, which give us a vibrant range of reds, and pure indigo for blues. The fibres we use are also mostly natural, like cotton, silk, wool, and alpaca.