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Lovely Legs! Lovely Legs! Lovely Legs!

Roll up to our online store for our latest batch of adult legggings - hot off our print table.

You could also drop by Harvest Storeroom to try them on yourself....open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10am - 4pm.

Buy them here.

 

 

 

 



 



 

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The AMAZING Magic Quilts by Harvest Textiles are finally availlable for order.
They are absolutely one-of-a-kind, made from the very best of our remnant fabrics and filled with 50% cotton/50% poly batting with a cotton chambray border.

Queen size is available here - or contact us if you're interested in a king, single or cot size.

 

 

 



 



 

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The collaboration project with Beattie Lanser 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.
Visit our blog to get an overview of the co-lab.

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.

 

 

 

 

 



 



 

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It is official - we are now brimming with stock.
Harvest Storeroom is heaving under the weight of all of these new goodies that are now filling our shelves including leggings, ottomans, envelopes, pencil cases, screen printed cards ... the list goes on.

We are also very excited to have the Beattie lanser collaboration in store. It looks beautiful and there have already been quite a few excited punters who have made some happy purchases. The stock for this co-lab is super limited so if you are at all interested be sure to pass by Harvest Storeroom on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10am - 4pm.



 



 

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We have just started replenishing our online store with all sorts of new and old goodies. It will take us a couple of days to list everything but for now we have posted some cloud cushions, totes, pouches, barrel bags.

Harvest Storeroom will also benefit from this influx of stock so be sure to drop in if you are in the neighbourhood to see what is on offer.

And for those folks who have been waiting ever so patiently for the launch of the Beattie Lanser collaboration we will have some great pieces at Harvest Storeroom as of Friday 6th June.



 



 

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We are thrilled to announce that the new and improved Harvest Storeroom is open for business!
It is now located next door at 512 Lygon St, Brunswick East with the new opening times of Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm.
We are about to launch a whole new suite of prints (SO EXCITING!!) so there will be lots of new stock in our online shop next week but until then come down to Brunswick East and check it out!



 



 

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Our doonas and pillowcases generally get snapped up well before we get the chance to list them on our online store but we have just listed a batch of pillowcases and single doona covers for our cyber shoppers to go crazy with.

But a word of warning- these items will go quickly so don't dilly dally.



 



 

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We love our little retail space - Harvest Storeroom.
It has served us well for the past 9 months and so we have decided to reward it with a whole lot of love.

Over the coming weeks we will be working towards a big shop makeover and will be creating a whole lot of new product to fill it with.

The pic to the left is an ode to our current Storeroom. Thankyou oh humble little shop to introducing us to the wonderful world of bricks and mortar retail. You have taught us much and we look forward to the next instalment!

 



 

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Could we have chosen a nicer person to collaborate with?
Beattie Lanser
has joined our studio for the month to work on a really fun project. We are combining her super sewing skills with our screenprinting nous to produce a limited edition clothing range that will be launched in early April. We are yet to announce any official parties or dates but are hoping it includes a cheeky visit to Sydney.
Beattie's trademark giggle is keeping things light and easy at the studio. How great does she look in the sample jumpsuit we've made up?
We will be posting photographs of Beattie's time at Harvest Workroom on our flickr.
Hook in to our instagram (@harvestworkroom) or sign up for our mailing list to keep abreast of this exciting project.

 



 

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We are excited about all of the ideas we have for Harvest Storeroom this year.

At this stage we can't reveal too much but what we can let you in on are our new opening hours for 2013.

This year we will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am - 4pm.

You will have to stay tuned for all of the other grand visions as they unfold.
Hold onto your hats folks!

 



 

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Treat a special someone to some handprinted goodness by gifting a voucher.
The voucher covers the cost of any handprinted item from Harvest Textiles online store or from Harvest Storeroom or a workshop at Harvest Workroom.

Please note we can also tailor vouchers to any amount you would like and the recipient is able to top up the amount if indeed they would like to spend a little more.

Sounds like an easy gift option huh? Who wouldn't be happy with that?



 

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Our 12 Days of Harvest project has been so much fun and we can't believe what busy elves we have been as a result.

The idea of the project was that for twelve days in December we announce super short runs of new Harvest Textiles designs just in time for the festive season.

We do have some online stock ready to go just in time for xmas - see here.

Some of these short runs have already sold out and so we are now offering pre order on these items for the New Year.

For those who can make it to Harvest Fiesta on Saturday 22nd December you will be able to pick up a whole lot of last minute goodies not even available on our online store from Harvest Storeroom. More details of the Fiesta here.

For anyone looking to drop by Harvest Storeroom before xmas our opening hours will be:

Fri 14 Dec 12pm - 4.30pm
Sat 15 Dec 10am - 4.30pm
Sun 16 Dec 10am - 4.30pm
Thur 20 Dec 12pm - 4.30pm
Fri 21 Dec 11am - 4.30pm
Sat 22 Dec 10am - 4.30pm (Harvest Fiesta)
Sun 23 Dec 11am - 5pm
Mon 24 Dec 10am - 4pm

CLOSED between 25 Dec until late January 2013


 

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Yippee - we are excited to announce HARVEST FIESTA.

The time of the year has finally arrived when you can choose between a homemade icy pole delight or a stick of fairy floss and peruse a most excellent line-up of local makers for all of those last minute festive goodies.

We have invited folk who have either been artists-in-residence at Harvest Workroom over the past year or some of the great people who use our studio to make their work.

Apart from us - Harvest Textiles - stall holders include Emily Green, Beci Orpin, Ghostpatrol, MISO, Peaches and Keen, Super Rad Nail Sisters, Abby Seymour, Fable Baby, Maryann Talia Pau, Stampel, Monolog, Cecilia Fox, Lucky Pops, Taco Truck...the list goes on.

If you would like to stay up to date with our FIESTA updates follow us on Instagram (@harvestworkroom) or Facebook.

The market will run on Saturday 22nd December 2012 from 10am - 4.30pm at 510 and 512 Lygon Street East Brunswick.

See you there!

 

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By far the most exciting event on the Harvest Textiles calendar this year is 12 DAYS OF HARVEST
Every day for twelve days straight in December starting from 3 December we will be announcing super short runs of new designs just in time for the festive season.

We have kicked off the package with The Golden Girl - the essential bag for summer.
Combining slouchy denim casual with miami gold spots - this bag can be worn casual or classy.
It is super versatile too - use it either as a backpack or an over-the-shoulder.
Handprinted on denim with gold foil spots The Golden Girl has a handy pocket with gold zip on the outside to stash all of those quick to grab bits and pieces. A drawstring keeps everything safe on the inside.

Be quick as this is a short run of limited edition designs and we are not kidding when we say that :-)

If you would like to stay up to date with our 12 DAYS OF HARVEST announcements - follow us on Instagram (@harvestworkroom) or Facebook.

 

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Due to popular demand we are excited to announce some new screenprinting workshops for 2013.

Students will have the opportunity to join us in our print room and generate their own artwork designs that will then be handprinted onto art paper.

There are two workshop formats - both just as exciting as the other:

* MAKE YOUR OWN STATIONERY + MINI ARTWORKS - Spend 2 days with Harvest to design, expose and screen print your own stationery/mini artworks on paper.
You will spend the first session designing your own artwork for 4 x small designs and learning the basics of screen printing by using Harvest Textiles designs to print your own wrapping paper. You will then expose your artwork onto screen and then screen print your artwork onto acid free art paper.
More details here.

* PRINT YOUR OWN DESIGNS ONTO PAPER - Redecorate your home with some of your own beautiful hand pulled prints. Join Harvest Textiles for two days and design, expose and screen print your own original artwork on paper.
More details here.

We have also listed another new fabric workshop format - Screen Printing Super School - that gives students 5 full days of screen printing including creating multi-colour placement prints, making hand drawn repeat patterns, creating registered placement prints and exposing your own artwork onto screen.
Check here for more info.

 

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The decision we made a couple of months ago to open our own permanent retail space - Harvest Storeroom - was a great one. We so enjoying having a dedicated space to put all of our handprinted goodness and it is such a pleasure to meet people as they come through the door to visit us.

One of the most satisfying aspects is that we can come up with an idea on Monday morning, print it up on Tuesday, heatset it on Wednesday, have it sewn up by Rosie on Thursday and have it in the store on Friday. It means we can do limited runs and one off pieces without blinking an eye. We don't always have a chance to list these goodies on our online store as they are sold before we even get the chance so it is well worth popping into our physcial store.

But for those folk who use our cyber store we have just listed a whole load of new pot luck cushions, oven mittens and the super comfy Orb cushion. We are taking pre-orders online for a fabulous new travel bag called The Overnighter and have listed a batch of kid's leggings this week with a drop of adult's leggings just around the corner. We are also taking pre-xmas orders for our long awaited single doona covers and pillowcases. As we move towards the silly season we have all sorts of plans for new and interesting products so watch this space.
And for those who are keen to stay abreast of all of our up-to-the-minute product news we recommend following us on instagram (@harvestworkroom) or facebook.

 

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We have been printing up a storm in order to stock our new store - Harvest Storeroom - our permanent retail space at 510 Lygon Street, East Brunswick 3057, VIC, Australia. Open Fridays and Saturdays 12pm - 5pm.

Some long awaited goodies include these fabulous leggings for the big folks.
They are super comfy and really versatile. They look terrific just as they are or under a dress or skirt to give it a lift. Some folks even use them as super hero tights.
Using a 90% certified organic cotton/10% spandex blend they are super soft and our selection of handdrawn and handprinted drawings have wide appeal.
Each of the designs has it's own personality - raindrops, dotty spotty, quilt or zig zag?
You choose.

We may even have some extra stock left over for our online shop if you get in quick!

Little people's versions are also available.


 

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Hooray!
Our new permanent retail store - Harvest Storeroom - is open for business.

We've also got some tasty little morsels from our new range available at our online store with more goodness to come in the coming weeks.

Thanks to all of the fabulous friends and family who have helped us out over the last few crazy weeks.
We couldn't have done it without you.

Pop into Harvest Storeroom, 510 Lygon Street, East Brunswick, VIC 3057.

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 12 - 5pm.


 

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Things started feeling a little official with the opening of our permanent retail space - Harvest Storeroom - when Sean Fennessy rocked up the other day with a whole lot of lenses and took some snaps of our new hand printed goodies to use for a feature on The Design Files.
We are totally pumped about having our own retail nook which will feature all sorts of one-off and limited edition goodies - to begin with we will be stocking doonas, pillowcases, cushions, tote bags, utility bags, pin cushions, dresses, unitards, leggings, leotards, fabric by the metre... the list goes on.
We will also be stocking all sorts of screen printing equipment for our students and any local printing enthusiasts including inks, squeegees, screens and clamps.

The store will be open from 12pm - 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
510 Lygon Street, East Brunswick VIC 3057, Australia
Drop in and say HI.

For those looking for an online purchase of our new goodies have a look at our online store. We have a lot more new designs that we'll gradually start releasing so stay tuned for more awesomeness...... You can also join our mailing list so we can keep you posted on all of our news.

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We have been feeling oh so thrifty around here...piecing together a whole stash of Harvest Textiles remnants to produce a range of one off homewares that will fill our permanent retail space at Harvest Storeroom (opening on July 20th).
To kick start the offerings we have listed some floor cushions at our online store.

Check out what we have in stock here and stay tuned for more news of our store by joining our mailing list.

Pssst!
We are also having a giveaway of one of these fabulous cushions.
If you would like to go into the running for this special giveaway LIKE us and leave a comment at our Facebook page.


 

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Would you like to spend two whole weeks designing, printing and promoting your own hand screen printed products alongside Harvest Textiles?

Would you like to do all of this for FREE?

Harvest Textiles are very excited to be the recipients of a grant from the City of Melbourne to run a free 2 week intensive program at Signal for 15 - 18 year olds called "Futuremakers".
Participants will design, produce, promote and present a small range of hand printed products alongside Harvest Textiles who look forward to facilitating young textile designers that are brimming with fresh ideas to execute them.
The program will be held in the July school holidays and will run for 10 days.
Week 1: 3rd - 7th July and Week 2: 10th - 14th July.
If you are an up and coming textiles talent that might be interested in joining this exciting venture get in touch with Signal asap. Alternatively you can contact Harvest Textiles.
Bookings will open in the next few weeks and it is a first come first served basis.
Please alert anyone who you think might be interested in this program.


 

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Our January 2012 designer-in-residence Clara Vuletich (UK based Australian textile designer, Bricolage Project member and researcher at Textiles Environment Design) has arrived in Melbourne.
The residency will explore the concept of 'local textiles’. Clara hopes to combine her knowledge of sustainable textile print and dye processes with her interest in new forms of design and community activity that promote ‘home-grown’ knowledge/skills and encourage well-being.
Clara will document her residency with daily blog updates and host Local Cloth - a presentation of her residency findings on Saturday January 21st from 10.30am - 12pm to be held at Harvest Workroom, 512 Lygon Street, East Brunswick. She is a charismatic speaker with a great depth of information and enthusiasm for her subject (as her seminar last year attests). An event not to be missed.
Bookings here - only $15.


 

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Our Screen Printing Summer School is filling up so if you are keen to get extremely busy with a squeegee for 4 days in a row in our professional studio environment over summer (while the cats are away the mice can play!) then you may want to consider booking yourself a spot.

We will take you through the steps of creating multi-colour placement prints and repeat patterns. You will learn how to draw motifs, make hand drawn repeat patterns and create registered placement prints.
You will be printing your patterns onto lengths of fabric and 100% linen tea towels, while learning about screenprinting, stencil cutting and how different types of ink can dramatically change your designs.

Sign up with a friend and start the New Year off with your creative juices flowing.

Book here.


 

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Be sure to mark December 18th in your diary as a day to avoid last minute xmas shopping mall madness by heading to the Harvest Xmas Market.

We have a fantastic line-up of designers for you this year with talents such as Beci Orpin, Douglas and Hope, Sunday Morning Designs, Miniscapes, Dani M, Inklet...the list goes on.

There will also be a Harvest Workroom ex-student's stall, a kid's craft stall, gift wrapping and craft activities plus yummy food will be brought to you by the infamous Taco Truck and local staple Each Peach.

Judging by the success of last year's xmas market this is definitely an event not to be missed...so we hope to see you down there.

Harvest Workroom, 512 Lygon Street, East Brunswick 10am - 5pm December 18th.

Keep an eye on our blog over the coming weeks to see interviews with some of the makers who will be featuring at the market and view the stall holder profiles here.


 

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Shelley Panton is one of those marvellous people who imbues everything they do with absolute grace and polish. And that is why we are so honoured to have been asked to provide bespoke table linen for her November Studio Dinner series.
Set in the century-old butcher’s shop that houses her home based studio-come-store Shelley will collaborate with foodies to celebrate all things artisan for the table from the produce, to the plates, to the linens and the wines. The dinners will feature 4 courses plus canapés created by chef Daniel Schelbert of Eat Drink Man Woman and wines by Dave Fletcher of Fletcher Wines & Maddens Rise vineyards.
Meals will be presented on stoneware clay plates made by Shelley especially for this dinner and the table linens we produce will be for guests to use at the dinner table - to then take home and enjoy.
The dinners will be hosted from 7 - 11pm November 14 & 15 at Shelley's Store in Middle Park. Email Shelley to find out more.

 

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Every day is printing day at the moment around here at Harvest Workroom as we ready ourselves for market season. Our giant squeegee is working overtime!

The first market in a string of many we will attend over the coming months is Adelaide's Bowerbird Bazaar to be held at Queen's Theatre from 28th - 30th October

In the words of the market team: "Bowerbird Bazaar provides a dynamic and upmarket environment where local and interstate designers, artists and craftspeople are proud to showcase and promote their work. With over 75 selected stall holders Adelaide's Design Market brings together the latest in Australian design."

Come and say hi if you are anywhere nearby that weekend as we present our Totem Collection for the first time to the South Australian crew.

 

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We are very excited to announce that our new collection recently launched at DESIGN:MADE:TRADE is now available for purchase online.

The range is called TOTEM COLLECTION and it features homewares, accessories, DIY kits and fabric by the metre in bold contemporary designs.

Check out the products here and for a really comprehensive insight into all of the products available view our lookbook here.

And for those nifty and thrifty folk who like to sew - take note that all of our cushions and totes are available either as ready made product or as D.I.Y makeKits

 


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This week we are showing off our new range at the State Of Design 2011 DESIGN:MADE:TRADE.
The event is held at Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton and is on 21-22 July (trade only) and then open to the public on 23-24 July from 10am-5pm.
We are appearing at stand 46 alongside Shelley Panton and And O Designs who it will be an absolute pleasure to spend the long hours on our feet with. The stand is sponsored by Craft Victoria who once again we would like to sing the praises of for their incredible support.

Our new range of goodies includes cushions, and totes - in ready made form & as contemporary D.I.Y. kits. Now that we have our print table properly set up we are also able to offer our fabric by the metre - yay! It is a super happy and vibrant range that should rid everyone of the mid-winter blues. Check back here soon for details of the new products at our online store.

And don't forget to pop into the MakeSHOP that will be open between 12 - 3pm at Harvest Workroom over the last two weekends of July. More info here.

 


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We have been having a great time as guest bloggers over at The Design Files.

Lucy Feagins (pictured left) is the mistressmind behind this fabulous blog that keeps us in the loop with all design related amazingness around Melbourne and beyond and was kind enough to invite us to have our say for a week. We chose to feature the marvellous designers (Liz Jones, Maryann Talia Pau, Nikki Gabriel, Greg Hatton & Leila Sanderson) who will host workshops at our up coming event makeUp to be held at Harvest Workroom.
It was a good excuse to go and have a nosey at everybody's studio spaces...and what inspiring little corners of the world they have created.

Thanks Lucy for the chance to appear on your fantastic design forum. We have really enjoyed ourselves.
(images courtesy of The Design Files).


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The recent MARKit at Federation Square saw us producing a limited run of products before we have our next big official product launch at DESIGN:MADE:TRADE at end of July.

We sold a whole lot at MARKIT but did come away with some extra stock that we have put up for sale on our online store for general purchase.
All items are limited edition and won't last long so get in quick.

We also still have stock available on our Dawn Tan and Harvest Textiles collaboration - take a peek here.

 

 

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Craft Victoria has once again asked us to join them at State of Design's annual DESIGN:MADE:TRADE event to be held at Royal Exhibition Buildings in Carlton.

We had such a great time last year and got inspired by all sorts of interesting folk. We wil be launching a brand new range at the event which will keep us busy right up until the opening night - be sure to come and check it out.

While Thursday and Friday are open only to trade visitors, on Saturday and Sunday everyone is welcome to visit the outstanding exhibitions and take part in activities designed for children and their families as well as interactive making events for all ages.
Register for a trade pass here.

And don't forget that Harvest Workroom will be actiing as a satellite venue as part of State of Design's "Design for Everyone" program. Find out more here.

 

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