As part of London Craft Week, join the Dovecot Master Weavers at Clothworkersâ€™ Hall for a fascinating insight into the making of The Caged Birdâ€™s Song. The epic tapestry triptych, which was woven over a three-year period at Dovecot in Edinburgh, was interpreted from a watercolour painting by the Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili and commissioned by the The Clothworkersâ€™ Company.
The tapestry was the centrepiece to a major exhibition at The National Gallery in 2017, titled Weaving Magic and now hangs in the impressive surroundings of the Clothworkersâ€™ Livery Hall. Hear first-hand how Dovecot Tapestry Studio approached weaving a textile masterpiece to Chris Ofiliâ€™s design. Discover how the collaboration evolved, the symbols and meaning behind the imagery in the work as well as how the weavers achieved the tapestryâ€™s extraordinary richness of texture and lustrous colour.
This event is generously supported by The Clothworkers’ Company.