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The texture of this fabric has

                                         Fabric patterns                                                                                                                                                 been carved into stone. What kind
                                          are created in                                                                                                                                                   of material does it represent?

                                          lots of ways,

                                        including weaving,
                                        printing, painting
                                            or dyeing.

        Fabrics and Patterns
        Fabrics and Patterns

                Different textures, colours and patterns reveal the trends,

         techniques and materials that influenced how a garment was made.

              Floral fabrics are believed to have originated in the Far East. In China,
              different flowers had special meanings. Chrysanthemums represented                                                                                    Ruffles first became

                       a long life, while peonies symbolised wealth and honour.                                                                                      fashionable in the
                                                                                                                                                                   16  century, inspired
                                                                                                                                                                       by the layered

                                                                                                                                                                   uniforms of Spanish
                                                                                                                                                                     soldiers. How else

                                                                                                                                                                        can we create
                                                                                                                                                                     different textures

                                                                                                                                                                         with fabric?

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