- (of fabrics) woven from yarns previously dyed (opposed to piece-dyed).
Origin of yarn-dyed
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for yarn-dyed
It is yarn-dyed in stripes or checks and was originally of Indian make.
A yarn-dyed cotton cloth, now imitated both in Europe and the United States, has made the name famous.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
Piece-dyed fabrics may be distinguished from yarn-dyed fabrics by unraveling threads of each kind.
In case there is the same depth of color in the interior as on the surface, the fabric is yarn-dyed.
- (of fabric) dyed while still in yarn form, before being wovenCompare piece-dyed
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