Sheila Mortlock

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The ‘D’ Word, demystifying design for textiles

A look at the design elements and the techniques of composition to aid embroiderers design unique pieces of textiles.

Stitches in Time

A brief personal record of stitched textiles

Marks in Time

This lecture focuses on the development of the body of work that examines the textural marks on the stones that built the great buildings of the past.

In the Land of the Long White Cloud

Tells the story of the 2014 trip to New Zealand to teach at the Biennial Conference of the NZ Embroiderers’ Guild.

my workshops


A design based workshop although students will start to take their explorations into fabric and stitch


A design based workshop examining how a sequence of design activities can result in designs for textiles.


A design based workshop

Print for Stitch

A chance to try various print techniques that can easily be attempted in the home.

Starting a Sketchbook for stitched textiles

First steps with a sketchbook to start developing your own ideas


magazine articles

2018 Featured in article, Quilt- & Textilkunst magazine

2016 Blog interview – 19/25 February, Musings from Edge

2013 Featured artist in Threads, magazine of ANZEG



2016 Edinburgh Palette, edge textile artists scotland
2016 Knitting & Stitching, edge textile artists scotland, Edinburgh
2016 ‘Myths and Legends’, edge textile artists scotland, Dunkeld


Contributed to
Drawn to Stitch, Gwen Hedley, 2010

Embroidery magazine, Volume 50 no. 2, author of article about Embryo, Dundee Textile Artists

past exhibitions

2013 ‘Stitch & Rhyme’ with edge-textile artists scotland, Smith Gallery, Stirling

2012 ‘Stitch & Rhyme’ with edge-textile artists scotland, MacLaurin Gallery, Ayr

2010 ‘On the Edge’ with edge-textile artists scotland, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh
2010 ‘Geometry of Beings’ at Newburgh, Fife, with Ossie Paesano

Exhibited in various centres over last thirty five years including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and London

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