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Debby Kirby

Silk weaver

Debby is the resident silk weaver at the Mill with over 30 years of textile knowledge and expertise. Visitors to her atmospheric workshop can watch the fascinating processes she uses to weave her distinctive fine silk scarves, accessories and interior accents.

All of the silk threads are carefully hand dyed and designed by Debby, which ensures that each piece is fresh and original. Her workshop is an ever changing kaleidoscope of vibrant colour where you can experience the sound of her Harris countermarch loom, which many have described as the ‘heartbeat’ of Walford Mill.

Debby studied for a textile degree at the West Surrey College of Art in Farnham. On leaving college she started selling her scarves through a number of London's leading retailers, including Liberty & Co and Fortnum & Mason.

Over the years she has seen her work exhibited at many leading galleries across the UK and she has an ever expanding international customer base.

Debby Kirby
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