Wednesday, July 10, 2013

sophie morris june-july resident

sophie morris june/july 2013 artist-in-residence

For the last month we have had the pleasure of hosting Sophie Morris as our June/July artist in resident. 
Sophie is trained as a potter and spent her month with us creating work for a new brand she is launching called Bakerhouse. Tonight marks the end of Sophie's stay with us an the launch of her Bakerhouse range. Please come and join us tonight from 6-8pm at Harvest Workroom, 510-512 Lygon Street, East Brunswick.  Come by after work for a drink and snap up a bargain from this exciting new range.

sophie morris june/july 2013 artist-in-residence

sophie morris june/july 2013 artist-in-residence

sophie morris june/july 2013 artist-in-residence


Last weekend Sophie hosted a workshop called Porcelain Painted Treasures , the students produced some beautiful work and due to popular demand we have listed some more dates in for the year you can check them out here - get in quick people the first workshop sold out so fast!

painted porcelain treasures workshop with sophie morris- july 2013

painted porcelain treasures workshop with sophie morris- july 2013

painted porcelain treasures workshop with sophie morris- july 2013

A great part of our residency program is getting to see many different artists and makers in their creative process. It was lovely to see Sophie in the window of Harvest at her wheel, throwing clay and each day seeing more work appear.

sophie morris june/july 2013 artist-in-residence

A range of necklaces and planters from Bakerhouse will be available in store at Harvest Storeroom from this coming weekend. Be sure to stop by and check it out. Its been a pleasure having you around Sophie and we look forward to watching your new brand grow!

x
Lara 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

beautiful beattie

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The Harvest Textiles x Beattie Lanser collaboration project has been so much fun...it has taken us on all sorts of adventures and resulted in a whole lot of laughter and new friendships formed. We have loved the experience so much that we will be coming together again this Summer for another capsule collection. (We have a secret plan to woo Beattie to come and live in Melbourne - ssssshhhhh!)
It all started last year when we met Beattie at the Finders Keepers market in Sydney and we fell in love with her fun spirit and of course her beautiful clothing.
We floated the idea of a possible collaboration and she was positive about coming to Harvest Workroom and spending time with us to make a small limited edition collection.
In Beattie's words:
"Meeting the Harvest chicas - as I like to call them - in Sydney, I never dreamed we would actually do a collaboration!
Combining the amazing Harvest prints with my classic shapes and patternmaking new designs has been  so good. Thanks Ladies. I can't wait to do the summer range."
Our online followers will be interested to know that the collection is now listed on our online store. The piececs have been very popular and whilst we have sold out of some of the sizes we wanted to give our online friends access to some of the pieces before it all well and truly goes.
So hop aboard our online store and get a piece of the action.

Em xo


Thursday, May 30, 2013

sydney here we come!

Tomorrow we head off to Sydney to have a stall at the Finders Keepers where we will be launching the  Beattie Lanser x Harvest collaboration.  We will of course be bringing up lots of Harvest Textiles products as well, it has been very busy around the studio printing, cutting and sewing in preparation.
For Melbournians the range will be in store at Harvest Storeroom the following weekend the 8th and 9th of June.
Harvest Textiles and Beattie Lanser Collaboration - March/April 2013
We are really looking forward to seeing lots of new and familiar faces at the market , please come down and say hi!
The market has a new home, its still in Eveleigh but at the Australian Technology Park - make sure you look up the new venue on the FK site.
Harvest Textiles and Beattie Lanser Collaboration - March/April 2013
Shoppers can expect to see new products, colours and prints at the stall as well as fabulous market prices on both the Friday and Saturday.
Our shop the Harvest Storeroom will be open this weekend  so if your in Melbourne you can stop by and check out our May/June artist in resident Alice Oehr she has been working on some super fun prints and will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10-4pm.
Next Saturday on the 8th of June Alice will launch her work from the residency titled Making Faces as well as a portrait of Jess, Emma & I ! We will let you know more info next week.
Harvest Textiles and Beattie Lanser Collaboration - March/April 2013

Have a great weekend.
xxx
Lara
  

Monday, March 25, 2013

workshop mayhem

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We have also hosted some great screen printing workshops over the past few weeks that we want to update you on.
Our new Super School format is a total success with the students moving in and basically taking over our studio for the week - injecting all sorts of fun energy. We have just posted new dates for the next available one and have consolidated the format into four action packed days - if you are at all interested in attending I recommend booking in quick as there are limited spaces and they will go like hotcakes.
Our recent weekend classes (Learn to Print in a Day and Design and Print Your Own Fabric) have also seen some lovely folks coming through with a number of people cashing in on the gift vouchers they received over the festive season. Once again it is so cool when someone walks through the door announcing that they have no artistic talent and leaves with a satisfying bundle of beautifully handprinted fabric tucked under their wing.
We didn't have our camera on hand for our inaugural paper printing workshop that was hosted a few weeks back which is a great shame as the work that was made over that class was phenomenal. For anyone interested in handprinted works on paper we have a couple of places left in our first Make Your Own Stationery and Mini-artworks workshop coming up in April.
For some extra pics of our screenprinting workshops have a look here.
Em x

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

fancy some string art?

Harvest Textiles String Art Project for Rogerseller Harvest Textiles String Art Project for Rogerseller Being a part of the string art project last year was great fun and the pieces were flown around Australia to hang in various Rogerseller showrooms. You can see a great film about the process here.
They all arrived back in our studio over the summer break and have brightened up our workspace over the past few months.
Unfortunately for us we now need to say goodbye to these four pieces to make some much needed room in our print room and so we are offering them up for sale to anyone who is interested in taking into their lives a large colourful artwork.
If this is something that appeals to you we have listed the works on ebay - have a look here.
Em xo

Monday, February 18, 2013

the full deal

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There are 6 members of the Full Drop Co and 3 members have played an active part in the day-to-day workings of the residency - Ella Schwartz, Yolanda Zarins and Sophie Curtain.
Each of them has focused on their own work but have also come together to produce a limited edition run of handprinted cork mats and coasters for a public opening party this Thursday evening 21st February. They have also hung a fantastic hanging cork installation using macrame knots in the Harvest window.
The full collective will produce some limited edition cards for sale at Harvest Storeroom which will be ready for the public eye this Thursday.
If you can't make it never fear - Full Drop Co. will be open for an open studio from 10am - 4pm this Saturday and Sunday (23 & 24 February).
Come and support this fresh new talent.
See some extra pics of their residency here.
Em xo