How to sign tie in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Neck clothing

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the index and middle fingers of both hands against the top of the middle of your chest. Then, move the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand down and place them against your midsection.

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Sequential Breakdown of tie

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First Frame of tie

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for tie
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for tie
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Knot binding/draw

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented down and your index fingers next to each other. Then, move both hands in a slight circular motion, and then move them away from each other, mimicking someone tying a knot.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of tie

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of tie

End of Sign

Final Frame of tie

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for tie
Bring your thumb towards the tips of your fingers as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for tie
Bring your thumb towards the tips of your fingers as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Neck clothing

Sign Instructions:

Tap your index and middle fingers against the top of your chest, and then move your fingers down and place them against your midsection.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of tie

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of tie

End of Sign

Final Frame of tie

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for tie
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

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