Selvedge Fair, Edinburgh

DOVECOT STUDIOS, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST, 11-5PM Entrance £5

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The team behind the international magazine Selvedge bring a curated collection of twenty five merchants and makers to Edinburgh. The exhibitors sell a range of rare vintage fabrics, covetable haberdashery and skilfully handmade textile treasures. The fair offers the perfect opportunity to meet makers, catch up with old friends and find that special something.

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.

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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.

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.

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Don’t miss luxury Scottish knitwear brand Collingwood-Norris who’s finest lambswool knitted jumpers and accessories for men and women are designed and made in their small studio in the Scottish Borders.

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.

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Get tickets here.

To gain entry to the event, please bring along the printed order confirmation or present it on a smart phone.