Composite Overlay

A pattern which uses composite overlay is generally a pattern which has two or more designs placed on top of each other. An example of this is the patterned ground pattern, where the background is patterned and another contrasting pattern is placed over the top. These patterns can use many different motifs, designs and themes and are printed onto finished fabric.

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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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