Tapestries + Rugs
Ben Hymers is Dovecot’s Apprentice Tapestry Weaver. His apprenticeship will last three years during which time he will learn the traditional skills of tapestry weaving. Hymers hopes to build a relationship with the cultural and historical traditions of artist craftsmanship at Dovecot whilst developing a personal, creative identity. He is part of the evolving lineage of this highly skilled and beautiful art form. Originally from Leeds, Hymers has an MA (Hons) History of Art from the University of Edinburgh, starred in the BAFTA nominated The 1940s House and is a part-time Close-up Magician and amateur footballer.