Making Conversation

Our next Making Conversation event, will be between Mandy Pattullo and Sue Green, on the 7th August.

Sessions will be held via Zoom starting at 7pm (UK time) and will last approximately 1 hour.

Ticket price is £7.50 per talk. Available to book at our shop.

Each ticket purchase is for one person to attend the talk.

Ticket sales will close 24 hours before each session.

No refunds.

Session invitation links will be emailed out on the morning of each talk.

Talks will not be recorded.

Visit our website for more information on each artist’s practice: MEMBERS

Artist workshop with Sheila Mortlock,

Artist workshop with Sheila Mortlock,

Running throughout April to July at the Peebles Library and Museum, we are celebrating Making:50 with opportunities for you to meet some of the artists and join in artist led workshops.

Date: Saturday 17th June, 10am to 3.00pm

Printed Layers

In Sheila Mortlock’s workshop you will use simple print techniques to produce a textural surface that can be used for many projects. Layers of colour and texture create exciting surfaces for work with depth and this workshop shows how it can be achieved with a minimum of equipment.

Price £45.00

To book call the Museum & Gallery on: 01721 726333 or email 

Please bring

  • One photograph for a source of inspiration and colour scheme. This could be an image of a landscape or a garden, flowers, old walls, whatever appeals to you as a colour scheme and gives you a rich source of texture.
  • If you have acrylic or fabric paints bring some that reflect the colour scheme in your chosen photograph
  • An old 1” brush, a small bit of sponge
  • A roller if you have one, although I will bring some
  • Textural surfaces – bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, old lace, relief surfaces, etc
  • A polythene bag to take your fabric home 

Cost of kit: Sheila will have the base fabric, rollers and print surfaces, acrylic paint and fabric medium for which she will make a charge of £5. 

Meet the Artist

On Saturday 8th July, between 1pm and 3pm, Sheila will be in the gallery and available to answer your questions about her exhibit.

Making:50 Gallery Workshops

Making:50 Gallery Workshops

Running throughout April to July at the Peebles Library and Museum, we are celebrating Making:50 with opportunities for you to meet some of the artists and join in artist led workshops.

The first date for your diary is Friday 28th April, 1pm – 3.00pm, where you can meet artist Mary Sleigh.

Mary Sleigh’s workshop ‘Creating 3D Book forms using mixed media

Saturday 19th of April, 10am to 3.00pm.

Venue Peebles Library and Museum.

Price £45.00

To book call the Museum & Gallery on: 01721 726333 or email

Adult Workshop: Mary Sleigh

To create a 3D book structure we shall use mixed media and simple book binding techniques. Students will be encouraged to include personal themes and ephemera to make their own individual handmade book.



The Textile Study Group reaches a milestone anniversary

The Textile Study Group will be 50 in 2023. For half a century this group has been at the forefront of innovative making, teaching, and textile art practice. Since its inception in 1973, and originally established to support tutors of embroidery, the group has evolved and grown in stature and is now one of the UK’s most prestigious and respected groups of textile artists and tutors.

The Textile Study Group maintains a core membership of 25 experienced textile teachers, all of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their forward-thinking and challenging approaches to art practice, contemporary teaching and making. Many members are published authors of best-selling textile, art, and design books, and many have won prizes and awards for their outstanding work in the world of textiles, as have their students.

Making:50 a landmark exhibition

We will be celebrating our anniversary year with a significant touring exhibition – Making:50 – and by publishing a limited edition bespoke book. Both will include new and exciting work from our current membership, and acknowledge those who paved the way by initiating ‘Group ‘73’, (which later evolved into the Practical Study Group, renamed the Textile Study Group in 2010).

Each new artwork in this anniversary exhibition includes an element of 50 – either obviously or obscurely – and some artists will be discussing their work in an exciting series of online lectures and Meet the Artist events.

Exhibition details

Tweeddale Museum & Gallery, Peebles (1st April – 5th August 2023).

The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber (16th September – 26th November 2023).