Weaving From Home

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Weaving From Home

Inspired by the tapestries created by the talented weavers at Dovecot? Why not have a go yourself!

For over 100 years Dovecot has collaborated with international artists to make exceptional handwoven tapestries. Through our work we want to inspire and innovate, and we believe that anybody can enjoy the art of weaving. That is why we are sharing some useful tips on how to weave from home.

The first thing you need is a loom to weave on. Download our guide on how to warp a simple frame loom and tag us on social media to share your work with us.


Step 1: How to – Warp a Frame Loom

Step 2: How to – Knotting On

Step 3: How to – Plain Weave

Step 4: How to – Start a new Colour of Weft

Step 5: How to – Finish a Colour

Step 6: How to – Finish your Tapestry

Bonus Step: Different Weaving Techniques

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Gallery & Shop

Opening times:
Gallery & Shop
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


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