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.
Origin of tie-dyeing
verb (used with object), tie-dyed, tie-dye·ing.
Informal. a fabric or garment dyed by tie-dyeing.
Origin of tie-dye
First recorded in 1935–40
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a method of dyeing textiles to produce patterns by tying sections of the cloth together so that they will not absorb the dyeAlso called: tie-and-dye
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