- dyed after weaving (opposed to yarn-dyed).
Origin of piece-dyed
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for piece-dyed
Piece-dyed fabrics may be distinguished from yarn-dyed fabrics by unraveling threads of each kind.
On piece-dyed goods part of the finishing is done before and part after the dyeing process.
Being a common and popular material for summer wear, it is usually made as a piece-dyed fabric.
A good reason for making it piece-dyed is that this method is much cheaper than if the yarn is dyed previous to the weaving.
If on the other hand, the interior of the yarn is not so highly colored as the exterior, it is piece-dyed.
- (of fabric) dyed after weavingCompare yarn-dyed
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