Later the fabric is stitched together to make larger pieces of fabric. The stitching is sometimes done by the children. The fabric is then dipped four times in to a solution made from cooking leaves of the Ngalma.
This process acts as a fixative for the dye that comes from painting the treated fabric with the mud from the river Niger. A reddish colouring is obtained using leaves from the Npekou tree combined with mud and wood ash.