Dovecot Tapestry Studio has worked with fine art photographer Garry Fabian Miller to create a series of gun-tufted hearth rugs, the first two of which featured in Dovecot Gallery exhibition Dwelling in 2015 (The Golden Light and The Ruby Embers) and a third rug, Day’s Eye designed and tufted in 2017.

Initial discussions between Dovecot and Fabian Miller in 2014, explored interests shared by the artist and the Studio; craft processes, the textures of their materials, and the impact of colour. Following discussion of how Fabian Miller’s photographs would evolve in their translation into textile objects, rug and tapestry samples were made to develop colour ranges and an approach to rendering the chosen images. The creation of the hearth rugs marked the beginning of an on-going relationship with Dovecot, with the weavers then embarking on a large tapestry titled Voyage into the deepest, darkest blue based on Fabian Miller’s horizon imagery in 2017.

The tapestry formed the centrepiece to an explorative exhibition in 2018 titled Voyage.

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Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
Mon-Fri 12-3pm
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Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

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Dovecot Café, Pinks at Dovecot, is open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 5pm and is offering both sit in and takeaway options.