Tapestries + Rugs
Kristi Vana is a Glasgow School of Art graduate with a background in illustration, graphic design and product design. Vana joined Dovecot in 2014, to run Dovecot Shop but quickly found her place on the Weaving Floor as a Rug Tufter, using her skills as a maker and experienced collaborator. She also runs her own design practice under the name Half Past Plum and has been actively involved in various crafts and design organisations and events, including the Small is Beautiful conference and the Make Works independent design organisation, as well as being the guest curator for the 2016 Craft Scotland Conference. As a Dovecot tufter, Vana has worked on a number of important projects, such as Linder’s Diagrams of Love: Marriage of Eyes and Jim Lambie’s Soft Machine.