Wednesday 21 May 2014

Dovecot Studios

It’s been a while since I blogged as things have been extremely busy, and blogging has felt like a luxury I couldn’t afford.

I visited Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh on Friday morning, meeting with director David Weir, general manager Sandra Crow, master weaver Naomi Roberson and other weavers working on different pieces. It was a fascinating morning.

As well as having beautiful interior spaces, the Studios have an ethos very akin to our approach at Croome – one of developing work through collaborations and conversations. They also have a chequered history, much like Croome, and had a radical overhaul in the late 1990s.

We talked at length about how we might collaborate on a tapestry programme at Croome, and there are a number of possibilities of what we might do and how we might go about it. Needless to say, it would be a big project (as the Croome tapestry room deserves), with the tangible outcome of a Croome tapestry in one form or another. Details will follow as things unfold…

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