What's On

Collaborate! 21st Century Commissions and Creations part I

Collaborate! 21st Century Commissions and Creations part I

23 September 2022 to 31 December 2022
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.

Flaunting Szafki: A retrospective of paintings by Yusef Szafki

Flaunting Szafki: A retrospective of paintings by Yusef Szafki

26 September 2022 to 29 October 2022
Free

Explore the colourful and enigmatic canvases of Scottish painter Yusef Szafki (1950-2021).

KNITWEAR Exhibition Preview and Tour

KNITWEAR Exhibition Preview and Tour

14 October 2022
£12.50

Get a sneak preview of the KNITWEAR exhibition with a special guided tour from a member of Dovecot's Exhibitions team.

KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood

KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood

15 October 2022 to 11 March 2023
£10.50

Explore a major exhibition of inspirational 20th and 21st-century fashion knitwear featuring over 150 pieces from the collection of Mark and Cleo Buttefield.

Kids Workshop: Build Your Own Beanie

Kids Workshop: Build Your Own Beanie

15 October 2022
£35.00

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

Rug Tufting Experience Day

Rug Tufting Experience Day

15 October 2022
£135

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

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 strictly limited so this must be pre-booked in advance.

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.

Terrazzo Coasters Workshop

Terrazzo Coasters Workshop

29 October 2022
£55.00

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

Online Tapestry Studio Tour (October)

Online Tapestry Studio Tour (October)

29 October 2022
£5.00
Online
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.

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

19 November 2022
£120
Life Drawing Class

Life Drawing Class

19 November 2022
£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.

Crochet Bauble Workshop

Crochet Bauble Workshop

10 December 2022
£45.00

Make your own Boho bauble perfect for the festive season.

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 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.

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

Katazome Printed Textile workshop

Katazome Printed Textile workshop

24 September 2022
£65.00
Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

17 September 2022
£120

A rare chance to learn the art of tapestry weaving at the UK’s longest-running tapestry studio.

Raphael and Women

Raphael and Women

7 September 2022
£5
Online
Sold Out: Rug Tufting Experience Day

Sold Out: Rug Tufting Experience Day

3 September 2022
£135

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

SOLD OUT: Renaissance Life Drawing Class

SOLD OUT: Renaissance Life Drawing Class

3 September 2022
£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.

Raphael in the Digital Age

Raphael in the Digital Age

24 August 2022
£5
Online

Learn more about how exhibition creators use digital and multimedia technologies to enhance our encounters with art.

SOLD OUT: Punch Needle for Beginners Workshop with The Modern Crafter

SOLD OUT: Punch Needle for Beginners Workshop with The Modern Crafter

20 August 2022
£50

Rachel from The Modern Crafter will teach you this mindful needle technique to make your own wall hanging.

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Dovecot Studios will be open as usual from 12-17 September.

Gallery & Shop

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

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Mon-Fri: 12–3pm
Sat: 10am–5pm

Café

Dovecot Studios Cafe 

Monday - Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm