WASPS Open Studios 28th & 29th October

WASPS Open Studios 2017

When: 28th & 29th October, 12noon—5pm on both days
Where: 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY

I will have my new Dundee Delights cards, enamel pins and tea towels available (and hopefully some screen prints)

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Xmas Art Fair at Wasps Studios in Dundee

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WASPS STUDIOS XMAS ART FAIR – Saturday 28th November 2015, 12noon to 5pm.

I’d like to invite you to this event Wasps Studios Xmas Art Fair at Meadow Mill in Dundee where you will be able to buy my work.  My stall will have a selection of Festive Cards, everyday greetings cards, bargain box of scarves and hand embroidered tote bags.

indigo pudding Louise Kirby

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Pop Up Shop at Wasps Open Studios

bargain boxI would like to invite you to the Dundee Wasps Artists Open Studios on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October from 12noon – 5pm.

My studio wont’ be open this year but I will have a range of Bargain scarves, embroidered bags and digital prints in the Pop Up Shop in studio 308 on level 3, curated by Tea Green Events with a mix of her shop wares and artist and makers artwork.

Lots artists from familiar faces to new blood will be taking part in the one building from a wide range of creative practices from – painting, ceramics, illustration, textiles, jewellery, installation, interiors, photography and much more. This year there are Artist Talks, kids drawing wall and a Bear Hunt, so keep your eyes peeled! For full info on what is happening please follow the think http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/studios-spaces/meadow-mill-studios

To keep up to date with what I’m up to you can check out my blog – http://blog.louisekirby.com/

Please spread the word to others you think may be interested!

Artists Christmas Sale – Dundee

Christmas sale flyer webI will be taking part in the Artists Christmas Sale at Wasps Studios in Dundee on Saturday 30th November from 12noon to 5pm.  Pop along and pick up the perfect Christmas present direct from local artists and designers.  Grab a mince pie and mulled cider while you browse unique gifts…….. from jewellery, textiles, paintings and prints!

I will have a range of hand printed scarves at bargain prices, some digital prints from my new Hallyburton Collection and my new cards – Winter in Dundee.  Priced at £2.45 each or a Special Offer of 3 for £5.00 directly from me.

Winter in Dundee

Held on the 4th floor of Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY.

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hallyburton printCome along and spread the word!  More info on the Wasps facebook page please click here

for your tootsies, hoofs, trotters, paws or feet

I’ve moved to the countryside allowing me to be surrounded by my inspiration of Scottish wilderness and thousand of pheasants!  After days out exploring the area I would come home with muddy welllies or walking boots, so I decided to make myself a doormat  to keep my house nice and clean!  Here’s some examples of my hand painted doormats.

Hand Printed Doormat

Indoor use only

Helping to keep your home clean

Each one unique

Material – Coir Mat, PVC backed.

Introductory offer of £25, only available for collection from my studio, please email me if you would like one hello@louisekirby.com

I also had a little play with some other silhouettes and patterns I like!

 

 

Sneak + Peek

I’ve been creating some one-off, hand printed scarves in my studio.  The Sneak + Peek collection is inspired by the pheasants hiding amongst the fields.  Where I live there are thousands of pheasants but it’s not till you come close that they reveal themselves with their distinctive call warning all there pheasant friends to look out.  The mono printing technique that allows me to capture the textures of the fields and no two scarves are the same.  Each scarf is reversible to allow you to change your look and get two scarves for the price of one!


 

 

 

Material – 100% Silk Crepe de Shine

Dimensions – 32cm x 180cm (aprox)

Price – £120

Scarves are available to buy directly from me, please email me hello@louisekirby.com   I will include free postage and packaging to any UK address.

 

Lovely Day Stitching in Anthropologie Edinburgh Store

I’ve spend Saturday in the Anthropologie Edinburgh store doing a Stitch Workshops for Anthropologie customers.  We were located in the lovely garden area downstairs, with lovely plants, paper tree trunks from the window display and surrounded by lovely Anthropologie products- perfect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My workshop uses stitch and embellishment to decorate little bags.  I brought along some stencils of things I use in my work – trees, leaves, pheasants, words and a wee Christmas pudding for a bit of festive cheer.  I made some samples in advance to give people the idea of what to do and we used a range of wool, buttons, beads and ribbons….

I love it the window display at he moment!  Pop along to see the giant paper owl!

Lots of passing people watching us from the windows and shoppers interested in us doing crafty stuff.

It was also great to be in store where my artwork is being used on Anthropologie wool scarves, with one of the style now half price – you’ll need to be fast to get one!  And I’ve got such a connection with the store with originally doing the temporary storefront which is now being featured in store on the stairs area and I’ve also created collections of hand printed scarves for them.

Lots of happy makers with their finished bags!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





We had lots of great finished products – cute elephant, button trees, dashing dog, leaves, christmas pudding and festive cat…… to name a few.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the money raised is going to The Woodlands Trust Scotland (once I know the amount I’ll update you!)  Thanks to all that came along and enjoyed the workshops!

Christmas Craft in Edinburgh Anthropologie Store

I’m going to be in the Anthropologie Edinburgh store on the 17th November doing a Christmas Craft workshop.  Using Drawing with Stitch and embelishment, where you can create you very own little cotton bag.  I’m sure there will be a pheasant or two sneaking and peeking amongst the stitches and some woodland inspiration and of course some christmas cheer!

This event is for Charity and all the proceedings will go to The Woodlands Trust Scotland.  I wanted to pick a charity that fitted with my work and thought they fitted perfectly.

This event must be pre-booked in advance, see above flyer.

Looking forward to it!

Snail trails……..

I spend a lovely few hours with some creative crafty ladies at my ‘Create your own bespoke shopper – drawing with Stitch and Button’ workshop for Fife Contemporary Art & Craft.

To start the session I showed some of my samples with various stitch techniques, then we all had a rummage through the buttons – everyone loves buttons!  Stripy ones are my favourites!  I really encouraged creativity in a relaxed atmosphere and I hope all the participants enjoyed the session and it has given them a taster or inspiration to continue being creative!

I created a stripy snail design meandering across my shopper.  I am fascinated with snails and their trails.  I’m continuing to work on it in the evenings to as I find it really relaxing.All the participants created lovely things from – tree with button leaves, art deco flowers with a lovely red and black button border, flowers using all the stitches, chain stitch bamboo using lovely wool, intricate patterns and motifs.

It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere at the venue Vic in St Andrews, where we got the tastiest scones with cream and apricot jam – yummy! (i had more than one!!!)

Thanks to Fife Contemporary Art & Craft for inviting me to run a workshop in St Andrews.