tie-dye·​ing ˈtī-ˌdī-iŋ How to pronounce tie-dyeing (audio)
: a hand method of producing patterns in textiles by tying portions of the fabric or yarn so that they will not absorb the dye

Examples of tie-dyeing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Kutch district is renowned for techniques in tie-dyeing, embroidery, quilt making and carpet weaving. Claudia Levens, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2024 Located near Orlando-area theme parks like Universal Orlando and Disney World, Encore Resort has a water park, kids' club, restaurants and bars, and fun activities the whole family will enjoy, including trivia, tie-dyeing, crafts, and more. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 21 Jan. 2024 On weekdays, kids can do cool craft projects, like making kites and tie-dyeing shirts, for a small additional price. Karen Cicero, Parents, 14 Sep. 2023 There will also be face painting, balloon artists, arts and crafts, an obstacle course, lawn games, an ice cream truck, T-shirt tie-dyeing activities, face painting, and live music. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2023 Christine teaches block printing, indigo dyeing, tie-dyeing, weaving, marbling, screen printing, batik, and cyanotyping. Kathy Barnes, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Adventures, art projects, STEM development, literary events, tie-dyeing, outer space themed events, creative writing, field trips, a carnival and a dinner party are some of the spring break events in store for Waukegan and northeast Lake County youths later this month. Steve Sadin, Chicago Tribune, 14 Mar. 2023 There’s something for everyone, from relay races and science experiments to tie-dyeing and water balloon tosses. Christina Montoya Fiedler, Woman's Day, 24 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tie-dyeing was in 1904

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“Tie-dyeing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tie-dyeing. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a hand method of producing patterns in textiles by tying portions of the fabric so that they will not absorb the dye
tie-dyed adjective

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