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Dovecot Tapestry Workshop (Edinburgh)

—Edinburgh has long been a center of tapestry weaving. Established in 1912 by two of William Morris's master craftsmen, Dovecot has played a major role in 20th-century tapestry revival. Master weavers Douglas Grierson, with over 40 years experience, and his former apprentice David Cochrane, with 15 years on the job, are the weavers who will be demonstrating their skills at the Festival. As is typical of Scottish crafts, they employ traditional, time-honored skills to produce tapestries based on contemporary designs - like a magnificent 18-square meter "To a Celtic Spirit" they recently completed for Scottish artist Alan Davie. www.dovecotstudios.co.uk

 
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