My studio will be open as part of this fab event.  I’m based at Airlie Place (just off the Perth Road and down from the students union)  There’s a great mix of Artists and Designers and Special Guests taking part.  I will have a range of luxurious silk and wool scarves for sale, and a bargain box for you to have a rummage.  Feel free to invite lots of people to this creative event happening in Bonnie Dundee.  For more information the facebook page click here.

WASPS Artists at Airlie Place – Genna Delaney, Nicola Morrison, Jennifer Robson, Paola McClure, Louise Kirby, Volker Rosenberg, Neil McIntee, Casey Campbell, Jill Skulina, Louise Ritchie

WASPS Artists at Meadow Mill – Kirsty Doig

WASPS Artists at Douglas Court – Cathrine Holtet, Jonathan Hood, Allan Beveridge,

Two Dolls
Steven Higginson artist
Howard Callow
Dot Stewart
Juliette Townsend ceramicist
Amanda McAllum
Patricia Griffin
James Skelton Smith
Lee Mitchell
Christina Hirst
The Scarlet Bakery

Edinburgh Anthropologie Opening

I had a fantastic night at the opening of the 1st Scottish Anthropologie Store in Edinburgh on George Street.

What an amazing store! There’s so many great things about it, it’s boutique-like on a large scale, with lovely displays, lots of lovely textures, and amazing clothes and home ware.

I can’t believe how they have used my artwork form the hoarding, amazing blocky feature near the stairs – much bigger and better than I could of imagined.  Some of  my pattern used within the artwork spanning over 2 floors.

It was funny as lots of people recognised me from the video of me creating the hoarding artwork.  Concept & Graft were there too.

It was great to see my hand printed scarves within the store and also being worn!

Cocktails, delicious hor d’oeuvres and oysters – top night!

Lindsey Gardiner and her quirky dog paintings, fantastic!

Also there’s an photography exhibition by David Eustace.

Live auction for With Kids and the lovely ceiling.

Here’s a link to the Press Release on Textiles Scotland website.

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.


Pots of Colour

I’ve been mixing delicious colour for my scarf samples for Anthropologie.  I’m creating an  exclusive range of silk scarves for their 1st Scottish store, opening on George Street in Edinburgh on the 15th June 2011.  I will be hand printing these in my studio in Dundee and finishing them myself. I will reveal the scarves on my blog when they are available to buy in the Edinburgh store.  Looking forward to seeing my work in their store.


A great opportunity to win one of my scarves by posting a comment below.  What you have to do is to describe my new work using 3 descriptive words.  Have a go, win a scarf for yourself or give it to someone you like!

The competition closes on Sunday 22nd at midnight! I will select a winner – Goodluck!


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/

Dundee Wasps Artists' Open Studios


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:

Pittenweem Arts Festival

My favourite festival in Scotland where every building, front room and garage turns into a gallery showing a huge range of art, craft and design.  Pittenweem Arts Festival runs from 7th – 15th August.  My scarves will be in The Coach House Gallery, a lovely boutique style craft shop.  For more details check out the website www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk

Where can you find Kirby scarves???

My scarves are available in galleries throughout the UK, see if any are near you!

Dundee Contemporary Arts Shop, Dundee

The Appleyard Gallery, Norfolk

Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

Craft and Design Galley Leeds

Sark Glass Take Two, The Chanel Islands

Sara Preisler, The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales

Bonhoga, Shetland

Velvet Boutique – online

Via Cornwall – online


Craft and Design Gallery LeedsBluecoat Display Centre, LiverpoolBonhoga Gallery, ShetlandRuthin Craft Centre, WalesFife Contemporary Art & CraftVelvet BoutiqueThe Appleyard Gallery, NorfolkDundee Contemporary Arts