Negative Space

Negative space patterns are patterns which use the space in between the motifs or designs as a feature in the pattern. These are very often created using only black and white so that the contrast between positive and negative space is obvious. These can be made using various different patterns, motifs and repeats to create very different designs. They are usually printed onto the finished 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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