Emma Jackson - Silversoles
About Emma Jackson - Silversoles
Emma creates hand felted textiles for interiors and to wear with surfaces that invite physical interaction with the materials and challenge the perception of felt. Taking an experimental approach to the ancient craft of felt making, Emma explores material combinations and processes, to celebrate tactility. Driven by a desire to create texture and engage the senses, her work reflects an interest in haptic perception - our instinct to touch and the importance of this sense to our human experience. Using environmentally friendly, high quality natural materials, Emma individually designs and hand crafts each piece of felt from wool, silk and wood sourced from environmentally responsible suppliers and farms. She makes to order, creating limited edition collections and welcomes commissions. With a background in arts and education, she combines teaching textiles and feltmaking with running her design label, Silversoles. Emma has been working with felt since 1997 and recently graduated with Distinction from Birmingham City Universities’ MA in Textiles & Surface Design. She is a member of the International Feltmakers Association and a regional coordinator for the West Midlands region.
- Wet Feltmaking
- 3d Felt
- Shibori felting techniques
- Makes lampshades, table lamps, cushions, scarves and fashion accessories.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing