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MakeUp at Harvest Workroom on the Guest Blog!

4th July, 2011
Lucy Feagins
Monday 4th July 2011

Jess, Lara and Emma from Harvest Workroom join us on the Guest Blog this week!

This week we're THRILLED to have the very clever Lara Davies, Jess Wright and Emma Byrnes from Harvest Workroom joining us on the Guest Blog!

If you read this blog often you'll know all about Harvest Workroom!  Whilst Melbourne is full to the brim of brilliant creative people designing, making and selling amazing things, the girls at Harvest have created a design studio unlike any other.  Rather than concentrating simply on their own creative output, Lara, Jess and Emma have formed a unique collaborative space and hub for Melbourne's creative community.  Harvest hosts an incredible variety of classes, workshops, pop-up shops and exhibitions in their fabulous big space in East Brunswick, and have so far collaborated with the most excellent line-up of local creative people, such as Dawn Tan, Emily Green and most recently Beci Orpin!

It's so great to see a creative start-up so full of energy and doing so well....  Lara, Emma and Jess are all busy Mums too, which makes their achievements all the more impressive!

For Melbourne's upcoming State of Design festival, Harvest are hosting MakeUp - an inspired schedule of workshops with a variety of talented local creatives, running July 23rd - 31st.  Just have a look at the line-up! -

- Make your own willow chair with Greg Hatton
- Make a mini teepee using reclaimed yacht sailcloths with Leila Sanderson
- Pacific Island weaving techniques with Maryann Talia Pau
- Make a reclaimed Laminex Brooche with Betty Jo
- Knitting workshop with Nikki Gabriel using upcycled mixed fibre yarn
- Up-cycle vintage wallpaper with Harvest Textiles

Check out the full line-up of MakeUp workshops on the Harvest Workroom website - places are very limited, be sure to sign up before they sell out!

This week for their Guest Blog, Harvest have chosen to profile each of the MakeUp workshop hosts listed above.  We'll be treated to a little behind the scenes tour of each artist's studio - from Nikki Gabriel in her New Zealand textile studio, to Greg Hatton filling his ute with willow branches in Newstead!

Do pop over to the Guest Blog each day this week for a unique insight into work of these inspiring local creatives!

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