Water Surface 2018

See the process behind Dovecot's latest tapestry project Water Surface 2018. You can attend the exclusive Cutting Off Ceremony on Tuesday 4 December. Tickets cost £25 & include drink on arrival, live music and a Q&A with the weavers http://ow.ly/OEDY30mjaQL

Posted by Dovecot on Saturday, 17 November 2018

In November 2018, Dovecot Master Weaver, David Cochrane, and Junior Weaver, Ben Hymers completed Water Surface 2018 in celebration of 10 years of weaving at Infirmary Street Baths.With an overall composition that fills the tapestry, the subtle colour shifts mark out the ripples and eddies of the water and evoke gentle movement and hidden depths in the reflections on the surface; the image is never still but remains meditative, subtle and fascinating. The work echoes the natural colours of the water through the nature fibres of tapestry wool. Dovecot Master Weaver, David Cochrane, has had a longstanding interest in the representation of water in tapestry that harks back to Raphael’s fishermen and reflective pools of water in Flemish verdure tapestries. By sourcing his design from his own photographic imagery, and bringing the subject matter closer to home in the gently rippled surface of a Scottish inland canal, Cochrane's supreme skill as a Master Weaver brings this longstanding subject matter in tapestry into the modern day.To commemorate this special occasion Dovecot hosted an exclusive Cutting Off Ceremony at the beginning of December. http://ow.ly/sxP830n4BFZ

Posted by Dovecot on Friday, 21 December 2018