I’m Michelle Harvey and this is Crayon Chick. She’s my creative design range of unique hand-crafted homewares and accessories featuring old crafts and new tricks.
Crayon Chick was launched in 2009 as a spin off label from Kids With Crayons, another label I created in 2005 as a new way of presenting children’s drawings.
A background in Fine Arts led to the creation of both these labels and art will always be the leading source of my inspiration.
I’m often asked who taught me to crochet. It was my mum and I was so little I don’t even remember the first piece I made. Mum used to hand over her project and let me finish a row or start a new granny square. School holidays were spent raiding the wool basket to use up the scraps in her stash.
Since then I’ve continued to find ways to use what I have at hand, to recycle, to re-claim and re-use.
Crayon Chick explores different fibres, textiles and techniques with an emphasis on organic and textural finishes. My product range is continually evolving as I master old skills and unearth new materials. Join my mailing list, follow my blog and keep an eye out on Facebook for the latest news.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy a look around my work and my inspirations.