Process: textile artist Rowland Ricketts uses a paste-resist method when dyeing his fabrics—mixing glutinous-rice flour, rice bran, salt, and water together, then applying the mixture to areas that he doesn’t want to absorb the dye. via Martha Stewart
Pull up the threads from their loose ends. I must stress this: use ALL of your might without breaking the threads to tighten up, scrunching your piece into a tiny, tight mass. Otherwise, the dye will be able to seep in and you won’t get a clear pattern.