Pull up the threads from their loose ends. I must stress this: use ALL of your might without breaking the threads to tighten up, scrunching your piece into a tiny, tight mass. Otherwise, the dye will be able to seep in and you won’t get a clear pattern.
DIY Shibori Dyeing Tutorial from Design Sponge. Excellent tutorial with GIFs to show how to fold the fabric. “Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo.
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.