Category Archives: Fabric Design & Illustration

New Website – New Blog Location

Well I have finally got my new website up and running.  Admittedly, it has taken a bit longer than I had anticipated but I am pleased to say that I did it all myself! Please do take a look; http://www.theoriginalthread.comContinue reading

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Designs for Paper

There is one thing I do enjoy doing and that is experimenting with different mediums. Largely my designs end up on fabric however I do have a love of all things paper related and created some new designs for cards … Continue reading

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VW Campervan – A labour of love for ‘Pinky’

It is hard to believe three years have already passed since we first purchased our beloved 1972 VW Campervan aptly named ‘Pinky’! She has taken on quite a bit of work since purchasing her from getting a load of rust … Continue reading

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New Surface Designs – A time to grow

I have been quiet the past few weeks as I have been busy working on a fantastic online course run by The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.  The course is a seven week course on building your professional … Continue reading

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The Whale Wave Ride – New Surface Design

I have been really busy developing my sketches and building up on my surface designs.  It is a process which I am actually really enjoying and learning so much from.  This past week, I created a design based around a … Continue reading

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A New Chapter – The Drawing Chapter

Life is like a story and with every story there are chapters and I am entering what I call the drawing chapter!  I am currently doing two short courses which do focus on drawing, an area which puts me out … Continue reading

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VW Camper Fabric Designs

I have been busy working on a personal project last week, designing fabric for the curtains on our lovely pink VW Campervan.  It is interesting how the design evolved over the week and it will be interesting to see designs … Continue reading

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Spreading some Love – Cushion Giveaway!!

For a lot of people in the Northern Hemisphere, February is a month where it feels like there is no end to winter and it can be a bit miserable.  That’s why I want to spread some love and happiness … Continue reading

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Chinese Paper Cutting Inspired Fabric Design

Well last week I wrote about the juices of creativity being clogged up somewhat and the frustration that I felt not being able to produce what I had envisaged. This week I am pleased to say, the creativity is flowing … Continue reading

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Getting my creativity juices flowing

I am not sure if it is post holiday blues or the cold, dull, winter days but my creativity juices have become a little dried up lately and I do find it incredibly frustrating at times.  That said, I know … Continue reading

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