Weaving Masterclass and Talk with Dovecot Tapestry Studio at Clothworkers’ Hall
Workshop, booking necessary, 20 places per session, free
Talk, booking necessary, 100 places, free
Dovecot’s weavers discuss Chris Ofili’s The Caged Bird’s Song, the tapestry commissioned by The Clothworkers’ Company. Hear how they translated Ofili’s watercolour into woven wool in a lunchtime talk or attend a masterclass and try weaving on a sample loom.
Join Dovecot’s Master Weavers at Clothworkers’ Hall to hear about The Caged Bird’s Song, the epic tapestry triptych interpreted from a watercolour painting by the Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili. The tapestry was the centrepiece of Weaving Magic, a major National Gallery exhibition in 2017, and now hangs in the impressive surroundings of the Clothworkers’ Livery Hall.
During a lunchtime talk, hear the weavers describe how they translated Ofili’s watercolour into woven wool. Attend a masterclass in Clothworkers’ Hall alongside The Caged Bird’s Song, and discover the creative process of weaving a tapestry by trying out techniques on a sample loom. Dovecot’s weavers also demonstrate the process and skills required to interpret Ofili’s work.
Dovecot Studios is a world-renowned maker of hand-woven tapestry and gun-tufted rugs. Continuing a century-long heritage of collaboration with leading international artists, Dovecot’s weavers and rug-tufters are dedicated to producing extraordinary and engaging textile works by commission from private and public collectors from across the globe.