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Bernat Klein

Bernat Klein (1922-2014) was born in Serbia. In 1940 he attended the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and then moved to the University of Leeds, England, where he studied textile technology from 1945. In 1952 he established Colourcraft (Gala) Ltd. at Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, producing rugs and other items which were sold at the company’s own shop in Edinburgh. Klein based himself at his home near Selkirk where he commissioned a studio building from the architect Peter Womersley who also designed Klein’s house, High Sunderland. Klein’s company went on to supply his signature colourful tweeds, incorporating mohair and ribbons, to fashion houses in Europe including Chanel, Dior, Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent throughout the 1960s. In 1971, Klein worked with Dovecot to create a suite of 10 tapestries including Highland Pool which is owned by the National Museum of Scotland as part of the Klein collection.

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Gallery & Shop

Dovecot Gallery and Shop are closed from 18 March 2020. Please see our website and social media for updates.

Usual Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Mon-Fri 12-3pm Sat 10am-5pm

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

Café

Dovecot Cafe by The Pantry is closed from 18 March 2020. Please see our website and social media for updates.

Usual Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021