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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
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


129 Hazelhurst Road, Kings Heath
B14 6AG

Selfridge Spot Table Lamp

A finely textured silk velvet devore and merino wool lampshade on an English Oak lozenge shaped lamp base.

Handmade lampshade made by fusing the traditional practice of wet felting with devore. The solid oak base is polished with beeswax to bring out the beautiful patina and textures of the wood and finished with antique brass lamp fittings and twisted natural linen flex cord.

The Selfridge Spot lamp is part of my Translucency & Opacity Collection, a range of felted textiles that investigates the relationship between actual and perceived  textures with light. Each design within the collection has been inspired by my love of architecture, with the designs developed from my photographs and drawing of iconic buildings. The circle design on this shade has been inspired by 15,000 anodised aluminium discs mounted on the exterior of the Birmingham Selfridges Building, designed by Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete.

Lampshade measures –  30cm x  31.5 x w. 22.5cm

Wooden base measures –  4.5cm x 31.5cm x w. 22.5cm