This simplest kind of tied dye is by pinching up certain spots of a plain fabric, wrapped with thread or string and then putting the fabric to dye.  The wrapped areas resist the dye from getting in and thus form a white pattern in an indigo background.

Other than the above method, tied dye can achieve different effect by folding, pleating, stitching and twisting.

Tied Dye Fabric are shown at the Mountain Folkcraft shop in the Something New Something Old exhibition with Soil.