Shibori is a unique word which references a wide variety of different methodsd twisting and turning, folding and clamping in order to stop (resist) the dye from penetrating the fabric. The possibilities are endless.
Above are a few examples of the fold and clamp method. Note the wide variety of color combinations. The resist shapes must be ridgid in some material - the traditional Japanese is wooden blocks, but I prefer plexiglass because it doesn't transfer color from one dye bath to another.
It's an exciting time and yields exciting results!
Arashi Shibori involves wrapping cloth around a pole. .Depending on which direction you wrap, how tightly you wrap, what overlap you have helps to determind the resulting pattern.
The Japanese use a pole that is ridigly mounted to ensure they get exactly the same results each time, but I enjoy the variation that is achieved with the minor changes in wrapping methods.