Be a STAR!

Star Project Award text, brightly coloured embroidery and thread

We are delighted to be able to offer a biannual award of £1500 for a Star Project.

Apply for this award to share your passion for contemporary textiles through leading a project for a group you know or would like to set up. Many of us are changing the way we share our knowledge and skills, and we want to reach out to wider audiences.

A Star Project could take place online or in an informal setting such as a village or religious hall, library or community centre or gallery, school, college or adult education centre, or in an outdoor setting.

Applying for the award could enable you to research and develop ideas, source materials and equipment, and devise a learning experience which is inclusive and creative. Please find further information and the application form on our website –Closing date for applications is 31 May 2024.

Please visit our Star Page for more details.

Star Project Award text, brightly coloured embroidery and thread
Star Project Award

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.