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Elizabeth Harvey: Textile Artist

I live and work in the beautiful Macedon Ranges region, Central Victoria. I have always had a passion for textiles, particularly “the feel” and manufacture. Whilst working in the commercial textile industry forty years ago, my husband gave me my first spinning wheel and I was hooked. Whilst understanding the technical nature of spinning, I choose to be an intuitive rather than technical spinner.

To sit with soft fibre in my hands, with the expectation of feeding twist into it as spinners have done for centuries is exciting to me.

I like to spin and make small, accessories for children and adults, to my own designs from natural or colourful hand dyed wool, alpaca and silk tops. I believe the art of knitting and crochet is about fabrication for a purpose.

I hold a Certificate in Textiles and Testing, Teacher Certificates from the Craft Yarn Council of America.