• Chris Ofili Inspired 2-Day Tapestry Weaving Experience

Take inspiration from Dovecot Studios' major tapestry with Chris Ofili, The Caged Bird’s Song in this 2-day workshop.

This workshop will lead you through themes and techniques that Dovecot weavers used to create this magnificent tapestry designed by Turner prize winner Chris Ofili. Aimed at those who have a basic knowledge of tapestry weaving and want to explore different design approaches, this workshop is a rare opportunity to delve into the world of the Dovecot weavers and create your own small tapestry inspired by the myths and magic of Ofili’s watercolour design.

29th - 30th of June 2024 10:00 - 16:30


Tickets: £250 (Includes exhibition entry)*


*The price includes tapestry yarn and use of equipment during the workshop. If participants would like to practice and develop their new weaving skills at home, tapestry frames, yarns, and bobbins are available at Dovecot Shop where attendees will receive a 10% discount on the day of their workshop.

Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and may not be exchanged.

If you are unable to attend an event please contact Dovecot on 0131 550 3660 or info@dovecotstudios.com to inform the Front of House Team.


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Important Update 

Dovecot Studios will be closed to the public from Sunday 19 May to Sunday 16 June 2024


Gallery & Shop

Monday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Please note, Dovecot Studios will be open on Sunday 12 May, 10am - 3pm, for the final weekend of Andy Warhol: The Textiles


Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Monday - Friday: 12pm – 3pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm



Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm