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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.  

Further Info

Specialised in
  • Wet Feltmaking
  • Nuno
  • Devore
  • 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
Yes
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing

Contact

Silversoles
129 Hazelhurst Road, Kings Heath
Birmingham
B14 6AG
UK

Leaf Table Lamp

The Leaf  table lamp combines beautifully fine textured silk habotai fabric with merino wool embedded with felt resistant leaf shaped discs.

The lampshade is handmade using the traditional practice of wet felting with the contemporary Nuno felting technique.. This involves applying soapy water to the fibres before rubbing and rolling the fabric and fibres, until they intermingle and fuse together, to form a permanent bond. The lampshade is mounted on a beeswaxed,  solid English oak base with antique brass fittings and twisted linen flex cord.

The Lampshade is available is 15 x 15 x 30cm.

The Base is 15 x 15 x 4cm