• Punch Needle Workshop

Learn the basics of punch needle technique to design your own coaster. 

Punch needle is a hand tufting technique often used to create rugs and wall hangings. In this workshop artist, Sophy Smith will teach you hand-tufting techniques and guide you through the design presses to create your own textured coasters. 

Sophy describes hand tufting as “drawing with wool” making it the perfect textile progression from paper to fabric. 

You will leave the workshop with your own punch needle tool and the base skills to continue your project at home 

All materials will be provided on the day


Tickets £48


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 unless due to extenuating circumstances. 

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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