Fretwork patterns are generally used in Architecture and iron work. It is an openwork, ornamental pattern. These patterns are made up of flowing lines with large negative spaces in between. The designs used are typically organic and are so called Fretwork patterns because they look as though they have been created using a fretsaw, which they once were. These patterns are printed onto a finished piece of fabric.

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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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