What Do Dovecot Weavers Do All Day?

  Dovecot and the ENU team are exploring innovative digital solution for visitors to experience the work of weavers without disturbing the concentrated work required for tapestry weaving. With the creation of a virtual Dovecot world we will allow visitors access through virtual reality headsets or tablet devices located in the building and the Dovecot website.

The aim of this project is to enhance the understanding of our visitors allowing them to see further into the process of tapestry and rug making than ever before. There is currently limited access to the viewing balcony and the public do not have access to the weaving floor, so can’t appreciate ‘up close’, the skill and work involved in contemporary tapestry making.

This project fuses the skills and market intelligence of ENU with the traditional skills of the Dovecot weaving and tufting teams to produce a new tool for prospective and current audiences to engage with the work of the studios, allowing audiences to explore the common threads that inform our respective processes.

  • Start Date:

    27 June 2016

  • End Date:

    26 October 2016

  • Activity Type:

    Research

  • Funder:

    Scottish Funding Council

  • Value:

    £4524

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