- 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.
- Website www.dovecotstudios.com
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.
There are 3 events at this location
Sorted by title / date & time
Colour and Light Touch Table Tour
A touch tour of the exhibition with a table featuring samples, bobbins and other weaving material for visitors to explore via touch. Booking is essential.
Tuft Loving: Recent Rug Making Projects
Recent rug projects created by Dovecot artists and designers.
Fri 24 Feb
Fri 3 Mar
Fri 10 Mar
The Weaver's Apprentice
An exhibition telling the story of the Dovecot Tapestry Studio apprenticeship, featuring objects from the organisation’s archive, as well as historic and current works. A supporting programme of events run alongside the exhibition.
Reviews & features
Dovecot: Weaving Influences21 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…