Dovecot Studios

Master Weavers

Dovecot Studios demonstrate traditional handloom techniques for London Craft Week

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Beneath the vast Kitaj tapestry in the British Library (woven by Dovecot weavers in the mid-1990s) Master Weaver Naomi Robertson and her apprentice Ben Hymers - from Edinburgh's Dovecot Studios - demonstrate some of the traditional handloom techniques that were used to create the tapestry above them.

Dovecot Studios was founded in 1912 by the Marquess of Bute. The studio evolved from the renowned William Morris Craft Studio at Merton Abbey in Wimbledon and is unique in its highly creative collaborative approach between artist, weaver and commissioner.

Since 1946, the studio has established a reputation as a leading contemporary fine art tapestry studio, its weavers working with artists such as Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, Tom Phillips, Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney.

Winners of the 2014 Walpole British Luxury Award for Luxury Craftsmanship, Dovecot Studios were featured in issue 3 of Hole & Corner, accompanied by the film A Stitch In Time by Pete Drinkell.

Dovecot Studios
A Stitch In Time