Drawing Dundee by illustrator Louise Kirby

Dundee PehToday I’m starting a new project called Drawing Dundee.  I am going to draw local products and places in the city and around the city and post every Wednesday on my social networks –  so keep your eyes peeled. (starting Wednesday 2nd March) Continue reading

Open day…

Running through the marks by Louise Kirby

What a successful open day!  DJCAD staff visited my studio and made really valuable comments; and fed back on my progress and work to date.  I was visited by Mike Press, Sandra Wilson, Frances Stephenson, Christine Kingsley, Louise Valentine, Janice Aitken, Sean Kingsley, Jeanette Paul, Jane Keith and PHD student Lesley McKee.

My main aim is to change my business model from being a hand printed scarf designer to a surface pattern designer who works to commission and collaborates on surface patterns for a wide range of products from architecture, packaging, ceramics, fashion, furnishings, stationery…….  I was looking at the key steps to re-brand myself and the changes I need to make with my visual signature to final resolved designs.  It’s a very exciting time and also very intense with all that I want to achieve!

Work in Progress

crafts bursary open day at DJCAD

crafts bursary work in progress

camouflage creatures







Craft Bursary work in Progress – funded by Creative Scotland

Open day at DJCAD for University of Dundee staff to make comment on my aesthetic of my visual signature and where I am aiming to go with my business.

The ‘craft bursary’ is about taking risks and pushing boundaries and I feel this opportunity to get feedback on my work from another perspective I hope will help achieve this.

My fellow ‘Craft Bursary’ awardee, Ceramicist Fiona Thompson is also showcasing her work in progress.



This Weekend – Dundee Wasps Open Studios


Just a reminder that it’s the Dundee Wasps Open Studios this weekend.
All my collections of scarves will be reduced in price and bargain boxes too where scarves are less than half price.  My luxurious hand printed wool scarves will be less than half price.  All my scarves are individually hand printed on silk or wool by me.  Come along, try them on and enjoy my colourful patterned studio.
30 artists will be taking part in the one building from a wide range of creative practices – painting, ceramics, illustration, textiles, jewellery, installation, photography and much more.
I hope you can come along.  Please spread the word to others you think may be interested.
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
For more info check out the website or email me. http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/studios/where-we-are/meadow-mill-studios/

Creative Dundee


Check this blog out…….. CREATIVE DUNDEE – Dundee’s creative community, it promotes the creative talent within dundee – and there’s lots of it!  Everything from computer games, craft, design, theatre and much more………..  www.creativedundee.com