tie dye means: This is a method to decorate a garment by tying string or another material around selected areas. The goal is to keep dye from getting absorbed. Unprotected areas absorb dye while the tie area doesn’t. Multicolored fabrics can be achieved by tying the fabric in different areas, and then dipping in another color dye. You can repeat this process as many times as you wish. Machine printing is often used to make imitations of tie-dyed fabric designs. (in Fashion Dictionary)