Following are the tools and raw materials required for Nettipatam making at Thrissur:
|- It is used to cut the paper, cloth, threads to the required shapes and sizes.
|- It is used to cut the beads of various sizes.
|• Woolen coloured threads
|- It is used as fringes, kaalangiyam for the nettipatam.
|• Golden papers
|- It is pasted on the canvas to fix the beads as per pattern.
|- It is used to fix the beads on the pattern.
|- It is used in marking the required sizes of the Nettipatam.
|• Small bead chain
|- It is coiled around the big beads of the pattern.
|• Board to stick the beads
|- Stiff and flat surface required for spreading the beads on the pattern.
|• Fancy Twine thread
|- It is used to fix the two ends of the pattern for hanging.
|- It is used as the base on which the golden papers are pasted.