Shibori is the Japanese term for tied and bound resist dyeing techniques. Shibori was traditionally done on cotton with indigo. The contrast of the blue and white can give bold contrast or subtle shades depending on the technique used.
There are an infinite number of ways you can prepare your fabric before dipping into the indigo vat. Each fold, pinch and tie creates a new pattern. Here are a sampling of ways that you can prepare your pieces for dyeing.