August 13th, 2017

Selvedge Fair Edinburgh 19th August 2017

The team behind the cult magazine Selvedge bring a curated collection of fifty merchants and makers to Edinburgh.  The exhibitors sell a range of rare vintage fabrics,  covetable haberdashery and skilfully handmade textile treasures.  Find C F McEwan scarves here!  Looking forward to joining in.  Dovecot Tapestry Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT, 11am – 5pm.

The venue
Having had a slightly nomadic life since its establishment by the 4th Marquess of Bute, in 1912 Dovecot Tapestry Studios moved into Edinburgh’s Infirmary Street Baths in 2006.  Built in the late 19th century in response to the cholera outbreak, this building’s restorative history reflects The Dovecot’s core principles of preserving traditional craft in a contemporary world.

Make a day of it
Enjoy a guided walk in the historic city centre with the September issue of Selvedge. Relax with a cup of tea or a delicious lunch in Leo’s Café.  Learn about the history of the Tapestry Studios on a free tour.

Drop in workshop
Throughout the day we will be running a drop- in workshop inspired by Fiona Rutherford’s mini tapestries. No need to book, simply turn up and drop-in. Tickets will be available at the door.

Getting there
Dovecot Studios are prominently located on Infirmary Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, close to the National Museum of Scotland and are a 10 minute walk from Waverley Train Station, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.

I am offering up to 8 free VIP tickets for free entry to this Selvedge Edinburgh Fair.  Get in touch by email to request (, on a first come first served basis.  Otherwise, you can order your ticket here..

See you there!