What a neat and simple idea for a pattern! tie string tightly around a block of wood, dip lightly in ink and press to the paper using different, alternating directions. This will give you a "basket weave" effect when you're done.
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." A little doodle by Charlie-Bowater for one the most beautiful lines from any poem, The Old Astronomer by Sarah Williams.