Checks Plaids and Tartans are all based on the same basic principle of pattern making but can differ dramatically. They are usually colour woven and are made up of many different squares or strips across the whole piece of fabric. These can range in size, colour and repeat. Some types of checked patterns are Pin check, Gingham, Tartan and Windowpane Check.

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Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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