In Pochampally village, the ikat weaving is called as chit-ku. Required designs are marked on the prepared warp threads. According to the designs rubber strips are tied on areas, which should not be died, and the exposed threads are dyed with color. After one round of dyeing those rubber strips are removed and tied on different areas, which should not be dyed again. This step is repeated until all the colors of the estimated design have been dyed on the thread. The dyeing process for tie and dye process is done manually as different colors has to be dyed one by one on the yarn. Plain color dyeing is done in the dyeing machine as only one color is dyed for all the yarn.
The machine accepts exactly 50kg of yarn to be dyed at ones, if less the chemical consumption will be heavy and casting will become more on the yarn. Part of the dyeing machine holds a hook in which sample thread is attached to keep checking the color or shade of the dye. The sample thread is checked regular interval until required color or shades have been obtained. This dyeing machine will run for 24 hours at a time for 50 kg yarn. After dyeing the yarn is dried in room temperature and then sent for jointing process.