5 fruit of the loom catastrophes later, and I think I have the hang of shibori, or the slightly classier tie-dye. The techniques used from left to right were vertical Arashi(pole wrapping), Itajime (binding, in this case square accordion folds between two pieces of cardboard), horizontal Arashi, Kanoko (bound resist, in this case with marbles), and a simple Ombre. Yeaaaah Spring Break! I love to opportunity to accumulate awesome, yet completely irrelevant skill-sets.
I'll post more in depth tutorial pics when I do the real thing on some nicer fabrics