Step 1. Tear all pieces of silk to be dyed in one palette of colors. I don't like to cut out patterns so everything I make is based on tearing, pole wrap shibori dyeing and sewing.
Step 2. Create a palette that incudes three colors. This insures that there will be texture rhythm in all my pieces. And because there are several different combinations, there will be variety, all of which contributes to a cohesive body of work. (There's that phrase again. "body of work!" It's always important to be striving for a body of work. That way you never get bored, no matter what your artform.)