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Silversoles

Felted Textiles by Emma Jackson
Emma is a textile designer maker who creates sumptuously tactile textiles for interiors and to wear. Each piece is unique having been individually hand crafted using traditional and contemporary felting techniques.

She uses a range of luxury fibres including merino wool, silks, soya and velvets to make individual, small batches and commissioned pieces.

Emma utilizes the memory of wool in her work to explore the fibres' potential to form sculptural, textured and raised surfaces. Inspired by organic forms and patterns her work has distinctive colours, striking shapes and exquisite textures. She manipulates the wool using stitch, nuno and shibori to achieve permanent shapes and patterns which echo her sources of inspiration.

Silversoles is the design label Emma uses to sells her collections of scarves, bags, wraps, corsages, and wall pieces. Emma also offers a bespoke service to customers; tailoring products to co-ordinate with an outfit or favourite colours.
Emma teaches felt making and a range of other textiles techniques, undertaking workshops, children’s art projects and artist residencies. She is a qualified teacher with ten years experience in teaching all ages and abilities from primary to higher education. Workshops can be arranged for individuals and groups, for pleasure or as part of a programme of professional development.

Emma has successfully exhibited at national designer maker fairs and galleries, including Top Drawer and the British Craft Trade Fair. She has worked on commission for The Textiles Directory and collections at the British Museum.

Emma is a member of the International Feltmakers Association, designGAP, and Designer Makers West Midlands.

craft&design Selected Gold Award Winner 2009
 
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