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Dovecot Tapestry Studios

Updated: May 7, 2018

This wonderful studio was a happy find on a very brief visit to Edinburgh this week, the weaving takes place in a former Victorian public swimming pool, that was converted over a 2 year period. Along one of the balconies there was an exhibition to celebrate 10 years of tapestry weaving in the Infirmary Street Baths, photos of the restoration process and shared memories of those who attended the baths brought back my memories of Victorian public swimming baths I also attended as a child.

Baths to Bobbins
Part of the exhibition Baths to Bobbins

Downstairs in the large exhibition hall we could see 'Voyage' by Garry Fabian Miller, using the craft ethos within digital printing with research into the colour of shared images in both tapestry and print, the colours were intense with an insight into the perception and selection of colour in both mediums.

Voyage exhibtion Gary Fabian Miller
Voyage exhibtion Gary Fabian Miller

The studios carry a century of weaving heritage but are filled with contemporary explorations into design and colour with yarn and craft, definitely worth a visit if you enjoy working with wool and colour.

Yarns in Dovecot shop
Yarns in Dovecot shop

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