I was cruising around the internet and came across a PS layer style offered by this guy in the pic below, and decided to use it for a pattern that cold be used in GIMP. I downloaded the file and Rod was Kind enough to convert it for me.
This is what it looked like after it was converted to a jpeg. Kinda blurry and dull looking.
I used Unsharp mask to raise the definition and adjusted the Levels to get this.
I carefully cropped it to make a pattern out of the center 9 segments and saved it as a .pat file. which I have attached.
After I tested the pattern, I decided to make something to show how it can be used and this is what I ended up with. I think it works very well. I scaled it to use in the text but used it full size with a little G'MIC Perspective for the background.