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If the two smiley-faced lasses above look familiar, that's probably Lara Davies and Jess Wright are two of the clever designers and co-founders of Harvest Workroom and Textiles in Brunswick! Since launching Harvest four years ago with co-director Emma Byrnes, this industrious team have done such seriously amazing things - from facilitating a huge variety of craft classes at their Lygon st 'Workroom' space, to hosting residencies with a bunch of amazing Australian artists, and of course, creating their own range of fabulous hand printed products.
Today, we're excited to be the first to announce Lara and Jess's new venture. This month marks the launch of a brand new print project for this talented duo - Home-work!
As with their creative output at Harvest Textiles, everything in the Home-Work range is printed and made in Melbourne, but for the first time Lara and Jess are experimenting with digital printing, giving them incredible scope to create some killer new patterns! 'We are excited to offer a new range that includes digital sublimation printing as well as wide format screen printing. This means that we can FINALLY produce Queen size bedding as well as design with as many colours as we want, all whilst keeping our production in Australia!' says Jess! 'We had heaps of fun designing the new range and meeting lots of talented Melbourne manufacturers'.
Jess and Lara have been working hard over the past few months to design Home-work's debut range, but they do need a little support to get production off the ground. For this reason, today they're launching a Pozible campaign to kick-start their fledgling new business! Do check out the campaign to see their new range of fabulous designs - at present the only way to purchase is by making a pledge via the Pozible campaign. Pledges start at just $10.00, and all pledges are rewarded with various product from Home-Work's debut range. We're also SUPER PUMPED that we'll have a small selection of the range at TDF Open House LATER THIS WEEK!
Lara and Jess have many more projects in the pipeline already for their new label - they have produced a limited edition print for a show called Supermarket at Craft Victoria next month, there are lots of new products in development already for 2014, and they're also planning to open a dedicated retail space for Home-work next year. Go girls go!
Check out the Home-work Pozible campaign and video here.
And in case you were wondering, yes, Harvest Workroom is still operating as usual, with lots of workshops scheduled for the Summer and 2014. The only difference is the girls have moved into a brand new (and seriously HUGE) studio in Brunswick, so there's a new location for all the Harvest workshops. 'Classes have already started in our new space and the students are loving the new studio!' says Lara.