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Collaborate! 21st Century Commissions and Creations part I

Collaborate! 21st Century Commissions and Creations part I

23 September 2022 to 17 March 2023
Free

Explore the creative process behind some of Dovecot's recent creative rug collaborations.

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

24 September 2022 to 31 December 2022
Free Open: Mon-Fri 12-3pm Sat 10am-5pm

Watch the Dovecot weavers at work from the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony.

Free Thursday Lunchtime Tour - KNITWEAR CHANEL to Westwood

Free Thursday Lunchtime Tour - KNITWEAR CHANEL to Westwood

20 October 2022 to 9 March 2023
From £7.50

Enjoy a free lunchtime tour every Thursday at 1pm with your exhibition ticket. Spaces are subject to availability.

Collaborate! 21st Century Commissions and Creations part 2

Collaborate! 21st Century Commissions and Creations part 2

16 November 2022 to 17 March 2023
Free

Explore the creative process behind some of Dovecot's recent creative Tapestry collaborations.

Online Talk: Edi Stark & Jock McFadyen In Conversation

Online Talk: Edi Stark & Jock McFadyen In Conversation

6 December 2022
£5.00
Online

Join Edi Stark, one of Scotland’s most respected broadcasters in this exclusive conversation with Jock McFadyen RA. 

Christmas Wreath Kit Embroidery Workshop

Christmas Wreath Kit Embroidery Workshop

17 December 2022
£45

Get your home ready for the festive period this year at this Christmas Wreath embroidery workshop. 

KNITWEAR Exhibition Tour with Dovecot Studios Director

KNITWEAR Exhibition Tour with Dovecot Studios Director

17 December 2022
£12.50

Enjoy an in-depth tour of our KNITWEAR exhibition with the Director of Dovecot Studios.

Festive Bookbinding Workshop

Festive Bookbinding Workshop

17 December 2022
£45

The perfect handmade gift

Online KNITWEAR Exhibition Tour with Dovecot Studios Director

Online KNITWEAR Exhibition Tour with Dovecot Studios Director

17 December 2022
£5.00
Online

Can't visit in person? This online tour provides an excellent opportunity to delve deeper into our exhibition KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood with Dovecot Studios Director Celia Joicey 

KNITWEAR Exhibition Tour with Dovecot Studios Curator

KNITWEAR Exhibition Tour with Dovecot Studios Curator

7 January 2023
£12.50

Get the lowdown on our current exhibition KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood with Dovecot Curator Ben Reiss.

Online KNITWEAR Exhibition Curator Tour

Online KNITWEAR Exhibition Curator Tour

7 January 2023
£5.00
Online

Delve deeper into our current exhibition, KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood with Dovecots Exhibitions Curator, Ben Reiss.

Introduction to Pattern Cutting for Knitwear Workshop

Introduction to Pattern Cutting for Knitwear Workshop

14 January 2023
£95.00

Inspired by garments in our current exhibition Knitwear, learn how to design the perfect knitwear pattern fit for you.

Skill in the Scottish Knitwear Sector: A Roundtable Discussion

Skill in the Scottish Knitwear Sector: A Roundtable Discussion

19 January 2023
£15

The roundtable will bring together representatives of small and larger businesses, education and training, advocates for the knitwear sector and academics with knowledge of the history of knitwear production.

Life Drawing Class

Life Drawing Class

21 January 2023
£45

Gain an insight into the drawing techniques and principles used by Renaissance masters and put them into practice, working directly from a life model.

Katazome Printed Textile workshop

Katazome Printed Textile workshop

21 January 2023
£65.00

Learn the basics of the Japanese Katazome printing with designer Ellen Martin.

Rug Tufting Experience Day

Rug Tufting Experience Day

28 January 2023
£135.00

Get to grips with the basics of gun tufting and make your own rug.

Punch Needle - Design Your Own Coaster Workshop

Punch Needle - Design Your Own Coaster Workshop

28 January 2023
£48

Learn the basics of punch needle technique to design your own coaster.

Learn to Crochet Workshop

Learn to Crochet Workshop

4 February 2023
£58.00
Katazome Printed Textile workshop

Katazome Printed Textile workshop

25 February 2023
£65.00

Learn the basics of the Japanese Katazome printing with designer Ellen Martin.

Sketchbook Binding Workshop

Sketchbook Binding Workshop

25 February 2023
£45.00

Make a series of beautiful mini-sketchbooks with Edinburgh Artist Susie Wilson

TALK: Colour Inspiration with Kaffe Fassett

TALK: Colour Inspiration with Kaffe Fassett

28 March 2023
£20.00

Discover the power of colour in this in person talk hosted by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett The Power of Pattern

Kaffe Fassett The Power of Pattern

31 March 2023 to 8 July 2023
£10.50

Explore the world of influential artist and designer Kaffe Fassett.

Past Exhibitions & Events

Online Tapestry Studio Tour (November)

Online Tapestry Studio Tour (November)

26 November 2022
£5.00
Online
Kids Workshop: Build Your Own Beanie

Kids Workshop: Build Your Own Beanie

12 November 2022
£35.00

Learn to make a beanie this autumn with Puzzleware Designer Maija Nygren.

Sold Out: Rug Tufting Experience Day

Sold Out: Rug Tufting Experience Day

5 November 2022
£135.00
The Art of Tapestry Book Launch

The Art of Tapestry Book Launch

1 November 2022
£10.00

Join Helen Wyld for the launch of her book The Art of Tapestry in conversation with Dovecot Studios Director Celia Joicey.

Online Tapestry Studio Tour (October)

Online Tapestry Studio Tour (October)

29 October 2022
£5.00
Online
Sold Out: Terrazzo Coasters Workshop

Sold Out: Terrazzo Coasters Workshop

29 October 2022
£55.00

Get crafty and learn to make your own resin coasters with Lucy from Polymorphics

Online KNITWEAR Exhibition Tour with Dovecot Studios Director

Online KNITWEAR Exhibition Tour with Dovecot Studios Director

22 October 2022
£5.00
Online

Can't visit in person? This online tour provides an excellent opportunity to delve deeper into our KNITWEAR exhibition.

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Gallery & Shop

Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm (including Sundays during August)

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Mon-Fri: 12–3pm
Sat: 10am–5pm

Closed 23rd - 26th December 

On Saturday 3rd of December our Viewing Balcony closed for a private event

Café

Dovecot Studios Cafe 

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm