Craft & Design

Memory, Place and Landscape in Sheila Mortlock’s Fabrics

Textile artist Sheila Mortlock explores how memory relates to place and landscape, in particular how croft boundary markers in the northwest Highlands separate the cultivated from the uncultivated, the tamed from the wild. Working from sketchbook drawings and photographs, she builds the textural surface of the pieces with layers of hand- and machine-stitched fabric.