Up and coming workshops and Events at Dovecot – see https://dovecotstudios.com/ for all details/images and how to book.



18:00 on 30 November 2021
Join Scottish textile artist Jo Avery, at this in-person event, as she launches her new book and talks about her recent adventures with crewelwork and her journey through different textile arts such as needlepoint, quilting and embroidery.

Celebrating the launch of her new book Modern Crewel Embroidery in which Jo reinvents the traditional technique with 15 fresh designs that make for stunning projects accessible to embroiderers of all skill levels.


10:30 on 30 October 2021
This workshop has been rescheduled from an earlier date in 2020 and will now take place on 28 November. If you purchased a ticket for this event a member of our team will be in touch via email. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for further updates.

Learn the basics of hand embroidery and create your own piece of embroidery art.
Aimed at beginners or those looking to brush up on their skills, this creative workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn the essentials of hand embroidery.

With a hands-on, informal approach, Sammy Bishop of Paraffle Embroidery will show you all you need to know to make a beautiful piece of embroidery to hang in your own home. You will use a Paraffle design, created especially for this workshop as a template.


10:00 on 13 December 2021 to 16:30 on 14 December 2021
Be inspired by the work of Kurt Jackson in this two-day taesptry workshop.

Coinsiding with Kurt Jackson: Mermaids’ Tear Exhibition in our Viewing Balcony this workshop will lead your through themes and techniques commonly associated with Kurt Jackson style.
Aimed at those who have a basic knowledge of tapestry weaving and want to explore different design approaches, this workshop is a rare opportunity to delve into the world of Kurt Jackson and create your own small tapestry inspired by his work. Experimenting with a range of techniques, you will receive expert tuition from professional weaver Fiona Hutchison, and at the end of the day you are invited to sit back and admire your tapestry with a glass of fizz.

18:00 on 16 September 2021
Be the first to see MAKING NUNO Japanese Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko at this exclusive preview event.

This autumn Dovecot presents the work of internationally acclaimed Japanese textile designer Sudō Reiko with an innovative new exhibition featuring five large-scale installations combining NUNO textiles and art projections by leading technological designers Rhizomatiks from Tokyo.
The exhibition reveals how Sudō Reiko’s work pushes the boundaries of textile production. Sudō has been Design Director of leading textile design firm Nuno for over 30 years. She is renowned for championing new methods of sustainable manufacturing with manufacturers from across Japan as well as working with unconventional materials and engineering techniques.

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