Harvest Textiles is a team of four women who share a passion for quality handmade textiles, the joy of learning, community and sustainability.
Jess Wright, Emma Byrnes and Lara Davies are the co-directors of Harvest Textiles which was founded in January 2010. Frances Wilson joined the team in early 2011 and teaches many of the workshops as well as working in print production.
We run screenprinting and textile workshops and host guest talks, seminars, exhibitions, popup shops and events from our fantastic studio Harvest Workroom in East Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia.
We also produce a label where we use our screenprinting prowess to make hand screenprinted clothing, homewares, accessories, yardage and DIY contemporary kits.
As a brand, we try to use organic, recycled or locally produced fabrics where possible to reduce our impact on the environment.
We are passionate about creating products that are not mass produced and made by our own hand. We are also compelled to impart these skills to other like-minded people in our community and that is why we love running workshops, classes and collaborating with other designers on dynamic projects with a communal focus.
See below for a rundown of each of the ladies behind Harvest Textiles & visit our flickr for more images.
(Portraits of Jess, Emma and Lara courtesy of Olga Bennett.)
Jess is one of the three co-directors of Harvest.
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Emma is one of the three co-directors of Harvest.
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Lara was trained in Fine Art and majored in Drawing. She has also studied print making and taught screen printing for several years at various institutions throughout Australia.
Here is what Mizu Designs said about our lovely Lara:
Lara is one of the three co-directors of Harvest.
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Fran studied a BA Textile Design at RMIT and majored in Screen Printing.
Prior to working with Harvest Fran established the Red Shed Café with her friend Maggie in the Yarra Valley.
Here is what one of our Summer School students said about Fran:
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