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Different Methods of Tie-dye on Fabric

Different Methods of Tie-dye on Fabric

Nigar Sultana
Head of the Department
Department of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Khulna, Bangladesh
Email: nigar.kccwc@gmail.com



Tie-dye is a simple and ancient process of dyeing. Tie-dye is a process of resist dyeing textiles or clothing which is made from knit or woven fabric, usually cotton, typically using bright colors. Tie and dye developed especially in the regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Now tie-dye techniques is very popular in Bangladeshi fashion house.

Tie and Dye:

Tie-dye is a process of hand-dyeing fabric, in which sections of the fabric are tightly bound, as with thread, to resist the dye solution, there by producing a variegated pattern, giving the fabric a streaked or mottled look.

Tie dye in a maxi dress
Tie dye in a maxi dress

Tie dye is a technique for dying fabrics that results in interesting, colorful patterns. The technique involves crumpling, pleating or folding the fabric into various patterns, then tying it with string, hence the name tie and dye.

People of Jaipur are particularly skilled in this craft. Tie-dyeing is accomplished by folding the material into a pattern, and binding it with string or rubber bands.

Kinds of dyes:

Reactive dyes:

Many different kinds of dyes can be used, mostly reactive dyes are used.

Vat dye:

  • The tied fabric is dipped into vats of dye, then wrung out and rinsed.
  • The ties prevent the entire material from being dyed. Designs are formed by applying different colors of dyes to different sections of the wet fabric.
  • Tied areas accept dye unevenly a midst the folds, creating varied patterns in the finished product.

Sulfur dye:

Sulfur dye is also used to dye the fabric to get design.

Tie- dye design in a children dress
Tie- dye design in a children dress

Different types of methods of tying with threads:

There are different types of methods of tying threads to obtain different patterns such as:

  1. Striped design – diagonal
  2. Vertical stripes
  3. Horizontal stripes
  4. Knotting
  5. Stitching
  6. Circular design
  7. Marbling
  8. Rouching
  9. All over tiny dots
  10. Mango design
  11. Flower design etc.



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