Dovecot Studios is a one hundred year old tapestry and rug tufting studio, working on collaborations between artists, weavers and commissioners.
Verified by Make Works Scotland July 2014
Dovecot is unique for its highly creative collaboration between artist, weaver and commissioner. Each tapestry combines the creative ideals of all three creative minds and weaver will interpret, rather than simply translate, a design into textile. The studios work on private and public commissions and typical clients include interior designers, architects and artists. No previous knowledge of the process is required before undertaking a project, and a viewing gallery of the studio is open to the public for those interested in the tapestry weaving process. As well as housing the tapestry studio, Dovecot have exhibitions, venue hire, cafe and a shop.
|Turnaround Time||Project dependent|
|Starting Cost||£5,000 - £8,000|
|Production Access||Open with viewing gallery|
MaterialsWool Silk Thread Yarn
ProcessesTapestry Weaving Rug Tufting
MachinesSemi-Automated Tufting Gun
Video: Video: Make Works visits Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh
Founded in 1912 by the Marquess of Bute, the studio evolved from the renowned William Morris Craft Studio at Merton Abbey in Wimbledon. Dovecot’s first commission was for a series of monumental tapestries at Mount Stuart, home of the Marquess, on the Island of Bute. In 1946, the studio established a reputation as a leading contemporary fine art tapestry studio, producing tapestry and rugs for private and public collectors. Renowned 20th century artists have worked with the weavers to produce significant works. The studios are now homed in a beautifully renovated Victorian swimming pool in the heart of Edinburgh.
Contact Dovecot Studios
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|Address||10 Infirmary Street