tie-dyeing
noun Date: 1904 a hand method of producing patterns in textiles by tying portions of the fabric or yarn so that they will not absorb the dye

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  • tie-dyeing — /tuy duy ing/, n. a process of hand dyeing fabric, in which sections of the fabric are tightly bound, as with thread, to resist the dye solution, thereby producing a variegated pattern. Also called tie and dye, tie dye. [1900 05; TIE DYE + ING1]… …   Universalium

  • tie-dyeing — /tuy duy ing/, n. a process of hand dyeing fabric, in which sections of the fabric are tightly bound, as with thread, to resist the dye solution, thereby producing a variegated pattern. Also called tie and dye, tie dye. [1900 05; TIE DYE + ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie-dyeing — noun The process of making tie dyed material …   Wiktionary

  • tie dyeing — noun : tie and dye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tie-dye — used as stage decor, Snoqualmie Moondance festival (1992) Tie dye is a process of resist dyeing textiles or clothing which is made from knit or woven fabric, usually cotton; typically using bright colors. It is a modern version of traditional… …   Wikipedia

  • tie-dye — [tī′dī΄] n. 1. a method of dyeing designs on cloth or thread by tightly tying bunches of it as with waxed thread so that the dye affects only exposed parts 2. cloth so decorated or a design so made vt. tie dyed, tie dyeing to dye in this way …   English World dictionary

  • tie-dye — tie dyes, tie dyeing, tie dyed 1) VERB: usu passive If a piece of cloth or a garment is tie dyed, it is tied in knots and then put into dye, so that some parts become more deeply coloured than others. [be V ed] He wore a T shirt that had been tie …   English dictionary

  • tie-dye — /tuy duy /, v., dyed, tie dyeing, n. v.t. 1. to dye (fabric) by tie dyeing. n. 2. tie dyeing. 3. Informal. a fabric or garment dyed by tie dyeing. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • tie-dye — /taɪ ˈdaɪ/ (say tuy duy) verb (t) (tie dyed, tie dyeing) 1. to create a variegated pattern in the dyeing of fabric by tying off various sections. –noun 2. the fabric so produced: a community of people wearing tie dye …   Australian English dictionary

  • tie-dye — verb dye after knotting the fabric to produce an irregular pattern The flower children tie dye their T shirts • Hypernyms: ↑hand dye • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˈtie dye [tie dye tie dyes …   Useful english dictionary

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