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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

Selfridge Spot Scarf

 Silversoles

Luxury devore felted scarf made with beautifully fine silk velvet and merino wool with equisite textures and tonal shades that are a delight to wear and make you feel extra special.

These unique scarves are hand made in stages – initially the silk velvet devore design is created by removing areas of the velvet pile and then the scarf fabric is hand felted with a soft merino wool and silk blend. A final stage sees the scarves being individually dyed.

The ‘Selfridge Spot’ Devore Felted Scarves are part of the Translucency & Opacity Collection, a range of felted textiles developed during my MA where my research focused on haptic perception. Each design is inspired by my love of architecture, with the designs developed from my photographs and drawing of iconic buildings. The Selfridge Spot is inspired by the Birmingham Selfridge building in the centre of Birmingham, a building I passed everyday whilst at studying at BCU.