Original surface pattern designs that can be licensed or purchased.


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Hello, I am Melanie Paul, a freelance surface pattern designer and maker of lovely handmade goods.

I have had a varied background due to my desire to travel the world when I was younger so my earlier career was funding my desire.  Now that the desire has been suitable fulfilled I am now working on my new desire to have my surface pattern designs in homes around the country.  I have been slowly building up my portfolio and have designed and made a small selection of homeware and accessories.

My designs are inspired by shape, form, lines, nature, life and everyday experiences.  I have a passion for photography in particular nature photography and like to incorporate this more into my designs.

If you like what you see, please do get in touch, melanie@theoriginalthread.com.

Latest Posts

  • Pillow Love
    In my last post I mentioned my fabric stash waiting to be made into something beautiful, well, I have actually managed to get the sewing machine humming along again and made five new pillows, all using my own designs. All...
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