How to Make Repeat Patterns

A Guide for Designers, Architects and Artists



ISBN: 9781786271297 Category:

Paul Jackson


This book explains, in simple steps and non-mathematical terminology, how to create repeat patterns in a line, on the plane, as tiles and as Escher-like repeats. The book also shows how to make ‘wallpaper repeats’, where the elements of the pattern merge into each other, apparently seamlessly.

Using letters as the basic elements, the book demonstrates how all repeat pattern-making comes out of four simple operations: translation, rotation, reflection and glide reflection. It will provide the definitive one-stop pattern-making resource for professional designers and students across disciplines, from textiles and fashion to graphic design and architecture.

Additional information

Weight 534 g
Dimensions 22 x 22.1 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2018
Number of pages 160
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22 x 22.1 cm
Weight 534 g
Paul Jackson is the author of more than 30 books on paper arts and crafts. He has taught the techniques of folding on more than 150 university-level design courses in the UK, Germany, Belgium, the US, Canada and Israel. These include courses of Architecture, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Jewellery, Product Design, Packaging, Ceramics, Industrial Design, Fine Art, Basic Design and Interior Design.