Before any weaving gets done, the yarn has to be dyed. Once the colour has been decided, the dye master will work out the colour recipe in the lab. The vats or dye pot will then be filled accordingly. The yarn is lowered into the dye solution which is kept boiling with the use of steam. In the case of small quantities, the yarn is kept turning through the solution for maybe 3-4 hours. The dye master then checks for accuracy of colour against the original pompom before the yarn is taken out and sun dried.