- 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 8 events at this location
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Audio Described Tour of Colour and Light
An audio descriptive tour of the exhibition, for visually impaired visitors. Booking is essential.
Colour and Light
A look at the importance of colour and light in textile work.
Colour and Light Family Workshop
A colour blending workshop inspired by the Colour and Light exhibition.
Colour and Light Torch Lit Tour
A torchlit tour of the Colour and Light exhibition with curator Kate Grenyer.
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.
Colour Blending with Wool – Tuft Making and Bobbin Winding Session
Dovecot Rug Tufter Kristi Vana demonstrates some of the qualities of wool and how colours are blended to create tapestries and rugs.
Sat 17 Dec
Wed 18 Jan 2017
Sat 11 Feb 2017
Curator's Tour of Colour and Light
A tour of the exhibition for hearing-impaired visitors, with a hearing loop available. Booking is essential.
Tuft Loving: Recent Rug Making Projects
Recent rug projects created by Dovecot artists and designers.
Fri 9 Dec
Fri 16 Dec
Fri 23 Dec
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…