Sneak preview

Here is a sneak preview of the scarves I did for Anthropologie Edinburgh.  I’m looking forward to going to private opening tonight – cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, exhibition, auction and I can only imagine a fabulous range of products displayed in their boutique style.  Looking forward to seeing my scarves within their store.

I was asked to do a collection of scarves for the opening after creating the giant temporary storefront artwork, a piece of this will be in-store too.  The scarf design combines my dapple print with some flying or standing pheasants.  Hand printed with a merging of colours to create the blended effect and overprints.   These scarves are only available in-store.

 

Crafts Bursary

Studio at Duncan of Jordanstone in 'The Room'

Being awarded the ‘crafts bursary’ has really got me thinking about the big picture.  I’m very good at being busy all the time and not taking time to reflect, so this is a great opportunity for me and my practice.  Another great thing is that I have a mentor, Josie Steed that I can bounce ideas off and get advice every few weeks.  There’s such a great buzz at the art college and it’s an very inspiring place to work.  I’ve a space within the textile department , that i’ve surrounded myself with mind maps, images and fabric samples.

This Weekend – Dundee Wasps Open Studios

meadow-mill-postcard1-copy1Hello,

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/
Louise

Dundee Wasps Artists' Open Studios

Hello,

I will be taking part in the Dundee Wasps Artists Open Studios on the 2nd and 3rd October.  Many of my collections of scarves will be greatly reduced, so come along and grab a bargain.

Hundreds of artists in Wasps’ studios across Scotland will open their doors and showcase a wide variety of work including: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, textiles, digitial media, jewellery, glass, installation and sculpture.  Dundee Wasps studios will be open from

Saturday 2rd October 11am – 5pm,

Sunday 3th October 12noon – 5pm, at Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY.

For more information about locations and participating artists please visit:

St Andrews Craft Fair Saturday 17th July

Hello,

I would like to invite you to a craft fair in St Andrews this Saturday the 17th July, from 10am  to 4pm.  I will have a my luxurious hand printed scarves and silk cards.  My wool scarves will be less than half price and some reduced silk ones too, come along and find a bargain!   My scarves are all hand printed individually using the finest silk and wool.  For more information about the fair please check out the website www.craftfairsscotland.co.uk/Exhibitors-StAndrewsJulyCraftFair2010.htm It is held in St Andrews Town Hall, Queens Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9TA.
For more information about me and my work please check out my website www.kirbytextiles.com
I hope you can come along and let others know about this event.
Louise

Tunnock Teacakes

teacake

I love this bag I got as a present from a friend who knows me well! I love tunnocks teacakes! I love the stripey wrapper – it’s a design classic! The designer/maker of the bag is a girl called Gillian Kyle based in Glasgow, she screen printed bags and aprons.  The one I got is foil printed.  Other in the range include other nostalgic scottish things – spam, scottish plain bread, scottie dogs and highland coos, sporrans .  Did you know tunnocks have a I dark chocolate version of the teacake, with a navy blue and gold wrapper.  My one was bought in the DCA shop in Dundee.  Check out her website www.gilliankyle.com