Fall-on patterns are patterns in which two different colours overlap to produce a third colour. This method happens frequently in striped and checked fabrics, with probably the most common usage for this being in tartan. The patterns are generally colour woven to produce an accurate representation of the colour produced by mixing the two primary colours. This is done by using different colour warp and weft threads.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

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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