String Harvest is an online store and retail studio for crafters, makers, yarn lovers and artisans interested in both staple supplies and hard-to-find natural fibres.
Here you will find limited edition novelty yarns, local and internationally sourced cotton, linen and flax products, an assortment of twines from around the world and resources to help you develop your craft.
Specialising in raffia, cotton and linen supplies as well as hemp and jute strings and cords, we are a destination for all types of loom weavers, basket makers, macrame and fibre crafters alike.
We service textile and fibre artists, schools and craft teachers, cultural organisations, artisans, potters, surface designers, costume makers, set designers and engineers, architects and interior designers as well as florists, fashion brands and independent makers.
Cass is the founder and Creative Director of String Harvest.
Her passion for sourcing quality craft staples sees her importing raffia, linen and flax craft supplies under the String Harvest Label as well as wearing several small business hats! From spare bedroom beginnings, the business now operates across a commercial studio, showroom and warehouse where Cass directs a small team.
With a Science degree in geography and postgraduate qualifications in the humanities and arts, Cass draws on her deep appreciation and broad knowledge of diverse human environments and the social and cultural context of fibre craft traditions. It is a reverence for the unique and inseparable relationship between cultures, their fibres and traditions that drives our intentions and values at String Harvest.
As a child, Cass loved collecting yarn, threads, buttons, and fabrics. That joy in finding something unusual, or from another time, when things were made differently, and transforming these materials into something to cherish for years to come, is at the heart of the of the String Harvest brand. Fibre craft lovers might agree: some materials are so exquisite and special, simply discovering them is half the joy!
Tarni joined us in August 2020 as a warehouse and retail assistant, and is largely involved with day to day operations across our dyed raffia production. This includes dyeing, sorting and pricing as well as working on custom client and wholesale orders.
Tarni is an emerging contemporary artist, and her multidisciplinary practice explores, preserves and connects to her identity as a proud Ngiyampaa and Guringai woman living and working on the unceded land of the Yugambeh and Kombumerri peoples.
Tarni is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at Queensland College of the Arts.
Sam recently joined the String Harvest team as our order fulfilment and customer service champion.
Sam is an established freelance Illustrator / designer / signwriter and copywriter.