Shades patterns are patterns that are made using different tones of the same colour. These can be made up of different motifs repeated or can be printed with an image. They can also be very geometric. Greyscale colour palettes are generally used but many other colours are available. This fabric is generally printed with the pattern after it has been woven.

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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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