The unifying theme in the projects Harriet takes on is weaving in elements from the natural world, whether in playscapes, sculpture, lighting or education. Working with indigenous weavers in South America and Australia she has witnessed first hand how contemporary craft can lead to financial empowerment and cultural preservation, particularly for women in rural and regional areas. Her aim is to make art and design that stirs in viewers an awareness of their ancient ties to slow hand making and caring for the earth.