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dyeing method used by hand-loom weavers of ancient times. It became popular during the craft revival of the 1960s. The fabric to be colored is tied or knotted at intervals before being placed in the dye; the knotted areas remain untouched by the dye and create random patterns frequently resulting in a sunburst effect. Tie-dyeing is currently popular for the decoration of wall hangings and casual apparel.


See K. Kreider, Tie-Dye (1989).

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the tie-dye guy riding shotgun said to us once Woody and I wedged ourselves in the second seat, and Frances slipped farther back, behind us.
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This opens up new opportunities for designers and stylists," he says, adding that beyond simple metallic colors that are currently employed, "There's no reason why you couldn't have plaid, or even a Jerry Garcia tie-dye.
The textile decorating arts of embroidery, applique, tie-dye, batik, and related techniques are the focus of this book, with a strong emphasis on the cultural traditions from which these crafts evolved.
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