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Create your own William Morris-inspired designs in this workshop with designer Eliza Kesuma.

Learn the basics of repeats and layering of patterns with existing templates while printing your very own William Morris-inspired tea towel to take home.

William Morris (1834-1896) is one of the world’s most successful pattern designers, producing classic designs such as The Strawberry Thief and Blackthorn. Morris famously said, “have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful,” and this workshop gives you the chance to create something beautiful for your home.

Eliza will give you an introduction to repeat patterns as well as take you through how to design your own stencils. The price includes one piece of fabric for testing and sampling, as well as one tea towel on which you will design your final piece. Other tools and materials are provided on the day.

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Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1LT

01315 503660


Opening times

Gallery & Shop
Mon-Sat (10am-5pm)

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
Mon-Fri (12pm-3pm)
Sat (10am-5pm)

Pinks at Dovecot
Mon 10am-3pm
Tue – Sat 9.30am-5pm

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff we have introducued various measures noted below. We are certified Good to Go by Visit Britain.

  • timed exhibition tickets
  • a one-way system around the building
  • hand-sanitising stations
  • increased cleaning
  • social distancing
  • face-coverings are to be worn throughout the building
  • plexiglass dividers between staff and visitors

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