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  • Acanthus Leaf, After William Morris, 2018

Acanthus Leaf, After William Morris 2018 is part of Dovecot Patterns, a selection of tapestries created by Dovecot weavers which evokes a cultural conversation through pattern that reaches back thousands of years. Weaver Emma Jo Webster looked to the work of textile designer, poet, and key figure in the British Arts & Crafts movement, William Morris.

The acanthus leaf is a common motif in Morris’ printed wallpaper, and it is a pattern which has been used since antiquity for architectural ornamentation. The representation of the acanthus leaf pattern in this tapestry nods to the pioneering design of Morris, and the enduring appeal of this motif.

Dovecot Patterns

Dovecot Patterns

7 February 2019 to 29 June 2019

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Dovecot Studios is currently closed to the public in line with Government guidance. Please follow our website and social media for reopening information.

Usual Opening times:
Gallery & Shop
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
Mon-Fri: 12-3pm
Sat: 10am-5pm


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From 7 January 2021
Fri-Sat: 10am-4pm

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