No Pattern Repeat. Oh, Really??! A Primer on Pattern Repeat and Pattern Match

Digital ImageThe instructions on this wallpaper by Brewster say that there is a “0cm” pattern repeat. That’s not possible. Except for a true stripe, EVERY pattern has a repeat.

A “pattern repeat” is runs vertically, and it means when, for example, the same grey circle repeats itself somewhere further down the roll of wallpaper. Because wallpaper is printed on huge rollers, once the roller makes a full turn, the pattern HAS to repeat.

What this wallpaper pattern does NOT have is a “match.” A pattern match runs horizontally, and refers to how one pattern element lines up with the same element on the next strip.

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