I wanted to share a bespoke wall hanging I did a while ago that I forgot to share.
A private client asked me to create a wall hanging for the stairs area in her home that would brighten it up. She’d seen my work at Wasps Open Studios in Dundee and liked my style. We discussed what she liked about it for me to create a clear brief for the project. In particular she liked circular shapes, movement, curves, mark making and feathery grasses with a natural flow of patterns merging into each other (nothing sharp, or dense). We then talked about colours, type of fabric and finishings. I visited her home so I could get a feel for the space and to measured up.
I did some sketches that include different composition, colours and imagery (probably more than I needed to as I really got involved in this project – wee problem when you enjoy what you do!) We discussed what she liked and didn’t like. I took on all her feedback and combined elements to create the final design. The design was created in ink using a brush and I also created colour combinations using acrylic paint. We agreed the final design and I did some final tweeks in photoshop for it to be ready for digital printing.
I love seeing my design onto a final product in situ, in particular the large sale of it and it has retained the vibrancy of the colour and drawing detail on the lovely quality of wool. And as always having a happy client. Here’s some feedback I –
“It was great working with Louise on a wall hanging for my stairs. She had lots of good ideas but was also willing to listen to what I wanted. She explained the process and was happy to make some modifications before the wall hanging was printed. Everything was done within the time frame and at the price that Louise had specified. I am really delighted with my “Louise Kirby”-and you will be too!”