Beci Orpin EXTRAVAGANZA this week at Harvest Workroom! (+ giveaway!)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 21st June 2011

Beci Orpin POP-UP SHOP at Harvest Workroom, Brunswick, opening TODAY! Photo by Elise Grace.

Mobiles by Beci Orpin – make your own mobiles with Beci at the Paper Folk workshop this weekend!

I tell you what, those clever girls at Harvest Workroom really know what they’re doing.  In addition to running their own brilliant screenprinting workshops, they seem to have roped in every talented creative person in Melbourne to offer the most jam-packed schedule of workshops, pop-ups, exhibitions and events at their lovely Brunswick studio!  It is so great to see a local creative start-up doing so well, creating a real community full of ENERGY and ACTION!  Nice work ladies.

The latest in Harvest’s stream of recent collaborators is none other than illustrator / designer extraordinaire Beci Orpin!

There is SO much Beci-Love going on this week at Harvest it requires a DOT POINTS.

There will be a Beci Orpin Pop-Up Shop at Harvest, starting TODAY from midday!  The pop-up shop will be open 12.00 – 4.00pm until Friday, then closed this weekend (because Beci will be busy running her mobile making workshops this Saturday and Sunday), then open 12.00 – 4.00pm again everyday next week!

Just a few of the designs and prints that will be available at the Beci Orpin Pop-Up shop this week!  Photos by Elise Grace.

– Beci Orpin Open Studio – during your visit to the Pop-Up shop you’ll also be able to see Beci working in the Harvest Workshop studio, creating a new series of artworks inspired by folk tales, using papercuts and screenprinting!  God knows how she’s going to get any work done with people visiting all day long!  (Have you thought this through Beci?).  The new pieces Beci creates will form a little informal exhibition, which opens next Wednesday June 29th, from 6.00pm – 9.00pm.

‘Paper Folk’ mobile making workshop THIS WEEKEND! – Beci will host a unique mobile-making workshop, set to run over two days this Saturday June 25th and 26th!  Beci will guide attendees through the process of concept, design, collage and mobile construction!  Places are super limited… booking info is here.

AND just in case you’re not already super excited about all these lovely creative happenings, Harvest and Beci have kindly offered a very special giveaway for one lucky Design Files reader – one place at Beci’s ‘Paper Folk’ Mobile Making workshop this weekend at Harvest!

If you are free this weekend and would love to attend the Paper Folk workshop with Beci, please leave your comment on this post today, Tuesday June 21st before 10.00pm Melbourne time! A winner will be selected at random and contacted by email tomorrow!  Please note the Paper Folk Workshop runs both days this weekend – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th, from 10.30am – 4pm each day!

*UPDATE thanks so much for all your comments ladies!  A winner has now been selected – it’s comment #20 – congratulations Judy!

HUGE thanks to Harvest and Beci for this awesome prize!  And do head over to the Pop-Up shop at Harvest either way!

Beci Orpin Pop-Up Shop + Paper Folk Mobile Making Workshop!

Harvest Workroom
510- 512 Lygon St
East Brunswick
Vic, 3057

AND ps. Beci also has an awesome blog in case ya didn’t know.

Mobiles by Beci Orpin

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 21st June 2011


  • sarah 5 years ago

    would love to

  • Forgotten Fancies 5 years ago

    Wow, if only I live in Melbourne. Sounds like a fun workshop.

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Oh WOWEE! Yes please! I love Beci’s work!

  • badra 5 years ago

    I love it! They’re so pretty :)

  • Jane 5 years ago

    I’d love to go. It would make a perfect gift for my sister 1st child.

  • Siobhan 5 years ago

    Looks fantastic – very sorry I’m in windy Sydney & will miss it. I am however in Melbourne in July for the cancer council art awards so I’ll be looking out for what’s on the blog :) to see and do.

  • Susan 5 years ago

    Why not I’d love to give it a burl/whirl/twirl. Makes a beautiful present from the tooth ferry.

  • Michael H 5 years ago

    Harvest is great and this would be a great workshop!

  • Emily 5 years ago

    I would love, love, LOVE to do this!!

  • Laura 5 years ago

    how lovely! the mobiles are adorable! shame i’m heading to the country for the weekend! whoever wins the giveaway is super lucky! X

  • Stefanie 5 years ago

    Please pick me!!!

  • michelle.w 5 years ago

    LOVE the patterned quilts!!

  • Lisette 5 years ago

    Oh so cute! My birthday next week so pick me!

  • Hannah 5 years ago


  • beck ng 5 years ago

    I saw the talented Beci at the Ceative Women’s circle, I think the workshop would be a relaxing way to spend the weekend.

  • Belinda 5 years ago

    um yesssss puh-lease!

  • leah 5 years ago

    I love Harvest and this would be a great workshop!

  • Jen Henderson 5 years ago

    Could I be uber lucky and win my second ever competition?! Saw her speak at the CWC and woweee she is so talented, lovely & down to earth… One inspiring lady! xx

  • sarah 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh!!! I love Beci Orphin.. so beautiful and childlike. So refreshing to see a down to earth Melbourne girl becomming a star!
    She is such an inspiration xoxox

  • Judy 5 years ago

    Wow, how I’d love to make a mobile with Beci. Pick me please!!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Looks great fun

  • teresa 5 years ago

    Would love to make my own mobile! How awesome!!

  • meg 5 years ago

    What a lovely giveaway – I love mobiles and really admire Beci’s creations – it is also my birthday on Saturday and I haven’t got anything planned – this would be a lovely way for me to celebrate quitely creating something wonderful! Would love to win this!

  • Nat Power 5 years ago

    long time fan of the BO – and free this weekend.

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    Beci is amazing – come to Sydney!!

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Oh yes please…. I actually looked at this workshop when Harvest Workroom sent out their last email….just like Meg, it is my birthday on Saturday and what a great way to spend the day. I love Beci’s work!

  • Agnes 5 years ago

    oh i would love to attend her workshop :D love her work!

  • Felicity 5 years ago

    wow. best giveaway ever! I’m totally available

  • Cathg1g2 5 years ago

    Ok, this one’s for the crafty teen daughter…a workshop with Beci will win hands down

  • Andy B 5 years ago

    Great stuff!!!

  • Gabriela 5 years ago

    woooow! such a good giveaway!!!!

  • Liz 5 years ago

    A big fan of Beci’s work and understated approach after seeing her at cwc.
    I would love to attend this workshop!

  • Gemma 5 years ago

    I would love this workshop! And Beci is inspiring.

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    sooo wishing I was free this weekend. I don’t suppose I could send my boyfriend to man my stall at the north melbourne market ;) someone is going to be very happy doing this workshop.

  • Tracey 5 years ago

    Coolest mobiles ever

  • Jen 5 years ago

    Perfect inspiration for a wintery wet windy weekend!

  • sam 5 years ago

    Yes Please x What a treat !

  • Natasha 5 years ago

    Ooh, I would love to attend! It sounds like such fun.

  • Asha townsend 5 years ago

    Me me me me ….pretty please

  • Courtney 5 years ago

    Oh! Paper! Mobiles! Beci! Harvest workroom! So many fav things all rolled into one.

  • Little rock 5 years ago

    Lots of fun, luvvvvv the tooth print.

  • NIKKI 5 years ago

    the TOOTH sooooo cute!!

  • Michelle H 5 years ago

    Amazing, talented and I would love them, Please

  • samantha 5 years ago

    WOW!! I love Beci Orpin!! She is so talented and a great inspiration!!! SUPER CUTEEE!!

    ♥♥Lots of love♥♥
    Sam aka

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