Dovecot Studios

Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT
  • Telephone 0131 550 3660
  • Opening times Building: Mon–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; closed Sun. Viewing balcony: Mon–Sat noon–3pm; closed Sun; but individual exhibitions may vary.
  • Seasonal times Open daily during Edinburgh International Art Festival.
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  • Website www.dovecotstudios.com
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Dovecot Studios

The renovated former Victorian baths that house Dovecot Studios can be found in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The organisation was established in 1912, when the founding weavers were recruited from Merton Abbey in London. Today, Dovecot works to commission, collaborating with architects, interior designers, museum curators and private collectors as well as putting on exhibitions and going on tour. The studio’s weavers have put their extensive experience to good use on projects as diverse as Elizabeth Blackadder's Irises for a domestic interior and Frank Stella's design for a series of 12 tapestries for PepsiCo in New York.

Events at this venue

There are 4 events at this location

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Daughters of Penelope 

A look at the work of key women weavers and artists who have contributed to Dovecot.

Wed 16 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 17 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 18 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 13 more dates until 31 Aug

Dazzle at Dovecot

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibitions This wonderful giant contemporary jewellery exhibition is held in a stunning venue. Dazzle returns for the 34th year following its recent huge London success on the South Bank with 60 jewellers showing over 3,000 pieces, plus a major printmaker and a top scarf designer. Dazzle has become a…

Wed 16 Aug

Dovecot Studios Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 17 Aug

Dovecot Studios Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 18 Aug

Dovecot Studios Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 28 Aug

Selvedge Fair

Selvedge Magazine The team behind the cult magazine Selvedge bring a curated collection of 30 merchants and makers to Edinburgh. The exhibitors will sell a range of rare vintage fabrics, covetable haberdashery and skilfully handmade textile treasures. The fair offers the perfect opportunity to meet makers, catch up…

Sat 19 Aug

Viewing Balcony

£5 / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Selvedge Fair in Edinburgh

TA craft fair from the team behind the renowned textile magazine, Selvedge.

Sat 19 Aug

£5 includes free tour of Dovecot Studios / 020 8341 9721

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Reviews & features

Dovecot: Weaving Influences

21 Aug 2008

An appreciation of the historic art of tapestry is not strictly necessary to enjoy this, one of two shows launching Dovecot as a new exhibiting space for art, craft and design. The twist here is that all the works were designed by leading modern artists…

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