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Emma Jackson (Silversoles - Felted Textiles)

Contact Name: Emma Jackson

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129 Hazelhurst Road
Kings Heath
Birmingham
West Midlands
B14 6AG

Emma Jackson (Silversoles - Felted Textiles)
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About Emma Jackson (Silversoles - Felted Textiles)

Emma is an experienced textiles tutor and artist who specialises in making felt. She has over twenty years experience teaching, designing and making felt for her award winning textiles company, Silversoles. Emma enjoys teaching and feels it plays an important role in her practice.

Emma Jackson (Silversoles - Felted Textiles)'s Courses

Felt lampshades
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Felt lampshades
West Midlands - Next course on 25th January 2020
£75
An opportunity on this two day course to create a unique piece of home decor to complement your home and learn two new skills - Feltmaking and Lampshade Making! Day One: Using native breed or merino wools with additional fibres such as silk, linen and exotics like angora you will design and make a piece of felt fabric. You will learn how to lay out the wool and other fibres and apply wet felting techniques to bond the fibres together. At the end of the first half day session you...
Felt Pod Vessels
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Felt Pod Vessels
West Midlands - Next course on 21st September 2019
£40
Create a simple and elegant seamless 3D pod using felted wool in colours of your choice. You will learn how to make a pattern, layout the wool and wool it into a permanent shape using only soap and water! No previous experience of felting is required, all abilities welcomed. Your tutor will be Emma Jackson, a felt maker with over fifteen years experience teaching, designing & making felt for her award winning textiles company, Silversoles. The workshop will take place in her home studio in South Birmingham with a small...
Fissures I - cracked mud vessels & cushions
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Fissures I - cracked mud vessels & cushions
West Midlands - Next course on 15th February 2020
£70
Influenced by the colours and landscape during a recent trip to Iceland, I have been experimenting with the cracked mud and craters resist techniques to make felt with fissures in their surfaces. I have designed this workshop day to combine this inspiration and explore how to use the 'cracked mud' technique in fact and 3d surfaces. You can choose between making a 3d vessel or a seamless cushion incorporating your cracked mud design. I will supply images from Iceland for your colour platte and design inspiration, and encourage you to...
Fissures II - nuno felted scarves
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Fissures II - nuno felted scarves
West Midlands - Next course on 25th April 2020
£75
Inspired by the Icelandic landscape, this workshop focuses on making a nuno felted scarf by creating fissure patterns and complex surface textures. During my visit to Iceland in 2019, I was struck by the juxtaposition of the rugged landscapes with the fragility of the environment and precarious existence of life on the island. As a result I have been exploring these aspects of the Icelandic environment by fusing felted wool and silk fabrics. Taking this inspiration I have designed this workshop in which we will explore how to create pre-felt...
Learn to felt - an introduction  to felt making
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Learn to felt - an introduction to felt making
West Midlands - Next course on 11th January 2020
£40
Ever wondered how to create felt? In this introductory workshop you will learn about the ancient art of felt making practised by nomadic people of Central Asia for thousands of years and now being adopted by textiles artist across the globe today. You will learn about the process of bonding wool fibres together using the wet felting method, from laying out the loose fibres to working them together with other exotic fibres to form a new and unique fabric. You can use your completed felted work to stitch into, frame,...