• Kids Workshop: Build Your Own Beanie

Learn to make a beanie this autumn with Puzzleware Designer Maija Nygren.

Your child can create a warming beanie to keep them cosy this winter, whilst learning lots of lifelong skills. Dexterity skills, hand-eye coordination, creativity, and 3D thinking are all involved in making clothing. 

Your child will learn to construct their own beanie with knitted panels and a tapestry needle.  

Each element of the beanie will have a customizable colour to pick from so each child will leave the class with a beanie that they will be itching to wear.

Your child will leave the class with sewing knowledge, a constructed beanie and pompom. 

This class is suitable for children ages 5 – 11 years Old. 

Please note children aged 5 - 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 7 and over can attend by themselves but adults are invited to join at the end.

About the materials

Knitted parts are made on an elbow-powered knitting machine in our Edinburgh studio. We assemble all kits by hand in our studio and use no plastic in our packaging.

Aftercare: Hand wash woollen parts in lukewarm water, squeeze dry gently and lay flat on a towel to dry.


All materials are provided

Aged 5 – 11 years

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



Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with Dovecot news and events.


Gallery & Shop

The gallery is currently closed while we install our upcoming exhibition Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song which will open on Friday 28 June 2024. 

Monday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Please note, Dovecot Studios will be open on Sunday 30 June, 10am - 5pm, for the first weekend of Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song


Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Monday - Friday: 12pm – 3pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm



Monday - Saturday: 9:30 - 4pm