- 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.
verb (used with object), tie-dyed, tie-dye·ing.
- to dye (fabric) by tie-dyeing.
- Informal. a fabric or garment dyed by tie-dyeing.
- 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