Linear patterns repeat indefinitely in either direction along a line. Beads on a necklace, the weave of a fabric or basket, wallpaper borders, stripes on clothing, zippers, walking footprints, musical rhythms, the meter of poetry, the passage of a day, and the changing seasons are all examples of linear patterns that are created or extended by the regular repetition of units, sounds, or events.

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Linear patterns are easy to find, in weaving and beading and paper that's lined. Even music and poems have a linear beat, magical units arranged to repeat.
Linear Patterns
Objects Illustrating Linear Patterns: Sash, Beaded Bag, Basket, Block Printing
Pattern Wizardry and the Brooklyn Children's Museum
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