1. The woven zigzag pattern is a variation on a twill weave, where the reversal of direction at regular intervals forms a series of deep V shapes: one facing down, the next up. Herringbone fabrics are completely reversible, often in a single colour, allowing light reflection and weave to create all the interest that’s needed. Two toned weaves are extremely attractive, especially for upholstery; the colours, even though they can be bright are always less intense than a single colour bringing both subtlety and movement into the picture.
A simple herringbone weave in two colours shows the pattern clearly.
A weave in the herringbone genre, with complex mirror imaged direction changes, again two tones give more prominence to the subtle design.
See- basic techniques, hems.