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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.

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.

Free Tuesday Lunchtime Tour - KNITWEAR CHANEL to Westwood

Free Tuesday Lunchtime Tour - KNITWEAR CHANEL to Westwood

10 January 2023 to 7 March 2023
From £5.25

Enjoy a free lunchtime tour every Tuesday at midday with your exhibition ticket. Spaces are subject to availability.

Make Do & Mend with TOAST

Make Do & Mend with TOAST

11 February 2023
£10.50

Join Dovecot x TOAST discussion on repair and rewear over face of fast fashion.

Sold out: Woven Darning Workshop with Emily Mae Martin

Sold out: Woven Darning Workshop with Emily Mae Martin

11 February 2023
£10.50

Save your favourite piece of knitwear in this 2 hour mending workshop

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

Life Drawing Class on the Viewing Balcony

Life Drawing Class on the Viewing Balcony

4 March 2023
£45

Enjoy a morning's figure drawing class on our Spectacular Viewing Balcony.

Botanical Embroidery Workshop Inspired by Morris & Co

Botanical Embroidery Workshop Inspired by Morris & Co

4 March 2023
£45.00

Create a botanical motif with Sammy Bishop of Paraffle Embroidery

Introduction to Pattern Cutting for Knitwear Workshop

Introduction to Pattern Cutting for Knitwear Workshop

11 March 2023
£95.00

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

Crochet Taster Session

Crochet Taster Session

11 March 2023
£55.00

Make your first Granny Square in this beginner friendly workshop

Punch Needle Workshop

Punch Needle Workshop

18 March 2023
£48

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

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

25 March 2023
£120

Learn the art of tapestry weaving at the UK’s longest running tapestry studio - the perfect Mothers Day gift

Sold Out - TALK: Colour Inspiration with Kaffe Fassett

Sold Out - 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

Book Signing | Kaffe Fassett The Artist's Eye

Book Signing | Kaffe Fassett The Artist's Eye

29 March 2023
£30

A chance to meet Kaffe Fassett at his exclusive book signing. 

Directors Preview Tour: Kaffe Fassett The Power of Pattern

Directors Preview Tour: Kaffe Fassett The Power of Pattern

29 March 2023
£12.50

Explore Kaffe Fassett The Power of Pattern with Dovecot Studios Director Celia Joicey

Exclusive Exhibition Tour with Kaffe Fassett

Exclusive Exhibition Tour with Kaffe Fassett

30 March 2023
£20.00

A chance to see our new exhibition before it opens with Kaffe Fassett.

Curators Highlights Tour: The Power of Pattern

Curators Highlights Tour: The Power of Pattern

30 March 2023
£12.50

Join Dovecot Curator Ben Reiss on a tour of our new exhibition The Power of Pattern

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.

Lino Printing - The Power of Pattern

Lino Printing - The Power of Pattern

1 April 2023
£50.00

Discover the art of Lino printing onto Fabric

Dovecot Makers Market

Dovecot Makers Market

15 April 2023 to 16 April 2023
Free Entry

Shop small this Spring at Dovecot Studios

Harry Styles & the Power of Pattern

Harry Styles & the Power of Pattern

20 April 2023
£12.50

Enjoy our current exhibition and a streamed talk with author of "Harry Styles - the Clothes he Wears"

Quilting Workshop - English Paper Piecing

Quilting Workshop - English Paper Piecing

22 April 2023
£45

Learn to quilt with Lucy Engels

Past Exhibitions & Events

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

4 February 2023
£120

Learn the art of tapestry weaving at the UK’s longest-running tapestry studio.

Sold Out: Learn to Crochet Workshop

Sold Out: Learn to Crochet Workshop

4 February 2023
£55.00

Make your first Granny Square in this beginner friendly workshop

Sold out: Rug Tufting Experience Day

Sold out: Rug Tufting Experience Day

28 January 2023
£135.00

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

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day - SOLD OUT

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day - SOLD OUT

21 January 2023

Learn the art of tapestry weaving at the UK’s longest-running tapestry studio.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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