Emma Jackson

Feltmaker / Textiles teacher

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Emma Jackson | Feltmaker / Textiles teacher

Rates: £300 per day plus travel & materials


Make an enquiry Phone: (0121) 4431861 / 07753366795

I am a Textile Artist and qualified Teacher with over fifteen years expereince teaching all ages and abilities from primary to higher education.

I offer a range of textiles orientated courses, offering 'off-the-shelf' courses and tailored workshops for individuals, groups, for pleasure or as part of a programme of professional development. Previous clients include embroiders' guilds, youth groups, community arts projects, pupils with special needs, primary school and sixth form art & Textiles students.

Workshops include applying, combining and developing specific techniques (batik, screenprinting, paper making (pulp & silk), machine embroidery, hand dyeing and feltmaking and developing design skills.

My personal practise is focused on Feltmaking working as a Designer Maker. I use traditional and contemporary feltmaking techniques to create felted texiltes for interiors and to wear. I utilize the memory of wool to explore the fibres' potential to form sculptural, textured and rasied surfaces. Inspired by organic forms and patterns my works has distinctive colours, shapes & textures. I manupilate the wool with stitch, nuno and shibori to achieve permenant shapes and patterns which echo my sources of inspiration.

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Felt Flowers

Come and join us to make your own hand felted flower brooch in this relaxed half day workshop. You will learn how to layout the wool and silk fibres to wet felt the wool into a flower shape before adding a stamen. No previous experience required, all abilities welcome.

All materials and light refreshments included.
Small group guaranteed, max. 5.
£40 per person

More information and bookings can be made via www.silversoles.co.uk (on the Workshop page, link at the bottom of page), or by contacting Emma on [email protected] or 07753366795

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Silversoles Studio, 129 Hazelhurst Road, Kings Heath
Location: 
Birmingham, West Miidlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 28th January 2017 10am - 1:30pm
Rates: 
£40 per person

Felt Flowers

Come and join us to make your own hand felted flower brooch in this relaxed half day workshop. You will learn how to layout the wool and silk fibres to wet felt the wool into a flower shape before adding a stamen. No previous experience required, all abilities welcome.

All materials and light refreshments included.
Small group guaranteed, max. 5.
£40 per person

More information and bookings can be made via www.silversoles.co.uk (on the Workshop page, link at the bottom of page), or by contacting Emma on [email protected] or 07753366795

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Silversoles Studio, 129 Hazelhurst Road, Kings Heath
Location: 
Birmingham, West Miidlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 28th January 2017 10am - 1:30pm
Rates: 
£40 per person

Felt Flowers

Come and join us to make your own hand felted flower brooch in this relaxed half day workshop. You will learn how to layout the wool and silk fibres to wet felt the wool into a flower shape before adding a stamen. No previous experience required, all abilities welcome.

All materials and light refreshments included.
Small group guaranteed, max. 5.
£40 per person

More information and bookings can be made via www.silversoles.co.uk (on the Workshop page, link at the bottom of page), or by contacting Emma on [email protected] or 07753366795

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Silversoles Studio, 129 Hazelhurst Road, Kings Heath
Location: 
Birmingham, West Miidlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 28th January 2017 10am - 1:30pm
Rates: 
£40 per person

Fantastical Felt Bags

Let your imagination go wild and create a fabulous hand felted bag in unusual shapes with spikes, flaps or textured panels.

Over the two days you’ll learn how to design and make a unique hand felted bag and strap using merino wool, fabric and a variety of natural fibres. Attendees will use both wet felting and 3D resist felting methods to create seamless bags without the need for stitch.

Wear old clothes or bring an apron. Bring along any pieces of open weave fabric or scarves to incorporate into your bag if you wish.
Intermediate / Experienced

This course can be booked for 4 at the studio or for a larger group at your venue. Bookings: Please contact Emma at [email protected]

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Silversoles Studio or your venue
Location: 
, United Kingdom

Felt Making for Small Groups

I offer small group feltmaking tuition aimed at those just starting out through to individuals wishing to learn more advanced techniques at my fully equipped studio in the heart of Birmingham.

Small group tuition can be tailored to your learning needs interests, availability & budget - be it a one off workshop or a bespoke programme of workshops to develop your feltmaking skills. Maximum group size 6

Session can include;
Essential Feltmaking: An Introduction
Wool Plus...Other Fibres to Felt
Felt to Dye For: Dyeing Wool Tops, Yarn & Felt
Felt Jewellery: Beads, Ropes & Corsages
Beyond Merino - Other Wool Breeds to Felt
Felt Trapunto
Nuno Felting
Cobweb Felting
Cutaways & Grids
Sumptuous Surfaces to Stitch
Seamless Felt: Bags, Slippers, Hats & Vessels
Shibori Felting

Testimonials
“Inspirational & generous tutor – so many ideas to take away with me, fun” Roz

“Had such fun, learnt new skills. Never thought I’d came away with a such a beautiful finished bag! “ Helen, Shire Hall Gallery

”Excellent tutor – everything clearly explained & demonstrated” Vicky

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
The Studio @ 129 Hazelhurst Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 6AG
Location: 
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Weekdays or Weekends to suit you.
Rates: 
From £80 / £160 half / full day

Dabble with Devore

An introduction to the basic principles of devore, producing technique samples and design tests on day one and moving on to creating a silk velvet scarf or cushion on day two. You’ll learn how to translate your design onto cloth, explore different methods of applying devore paste (block printing, hand painting & stencil application) and how to ‘burning out’ your designs.

Bring along your design ideas, and any printing blocks or rubber stamps you have.

You can book this workshop by contacting Emma on [email protected] or calling 07753366795

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Silversoles Studio or your venue
Location: 
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
tbc
Rates: 
tbc

Expressive Screenprinting

Explore the process of creating screenprint designs using stencil and breakdown techniques by experimenting with print paste and thickened dyes to create your own unique experimental textiles.
The Experimental Screenprinting course will involve learning how to
• work with Manutex & Procion dyes to make thickened print paste & dyes
• print using stencils
• cure your print designs.
• create Breakdown prints

What is breakdown screenprinting? Creating a screen covered with thickened print paste and dye which is allowed to dry and then printed off with clear print paste or a dye/paste combination. While printing, the dried on dye on the screen gradually dissolves (breaksdown), printing an evolving array of colours, textures, marks and disintegrating effects. Initially this process generates negatives images which then become positive images.

Bring along any design source material or images to inspire your design and let the creative magic unfold...

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Midlands Arts Centre
Location: 
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
tbc
Rates: 
Contact www.macarts.co.uk for tickets

Hand Felted Sculptural Vessels

Learn how to create 3D sculptured vessels using resists with natural wool and silk fibres to give textured surfaces. These fabulous vessels surfaces can then be embellished with stitch or other decorative embellishments.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
in schools, guilds, community or arts groups
Location: 
Midlands Art Centre, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
tbc
Rates: 
Contact www.macarts.co.uk for tickets

Silk Painitng

Experiment with a range of silk painting techniques including gutta and dyes with salt, sugar and alcohol surface effects to create silk paintings. Day One will begin by producing technique samples, moving onto creating your own painting using the techniques learnt.
Bring sketch books / images you would like to work with and wear old clothes / an apron.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Midlands Arts Centre
Location: 
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
tbc

Breakdown Screenprinting

Experiment with this exciting technique using thickening dyes and print paste to build marks and textures, then break down the dried screen to create an array of colours, organic textures, and distressed, disintegrating effects. On this weekend workshop, day one will involve creating your screens by building the screen surface with dyes, textures and objects in preparation for printing the screens developed on day two.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Midlands Arts Centre
Location: 
Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
tbc

From Paper to Fabric & Stitch

Explore the process of creating unique designs from primary sources to create experimental textile work using paper, fabric & stitch. A practical exploration of surface design introducing block and screenprinting), machine and hand embroidery with surface design exercises to develop your creative language.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Midlands Arts Centre
Location: 
Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesdays 10am -12noon from 8th January 2014 for 12 weeks
Rates: 
£90.00 (£72 concs)

Nuno Felt Garment

Create a highly textured unique fabric combining silk and wool fibres, fusing the ancient tradition of feltmaking with the contemporary technique of nuno. You’ll make a simple & sophisticated nuno felted top which you can hand dye or keep in ivory white.

Additional cost for materials.

Booking at www.macarts.co.uk

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Midlands Arts Centre
Location: 
Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
tbc

Experimental Mixed Media / Constructed Textiles

Push the boundaries of textiles, paper and stitch to construct mixed media tactile surfaces…
The emphasis of this course is experimentation, offering an opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques, new and recycled materials to construct new textiles with a focus on creating tactile surfaces and 3D objects.

This course explores weave, print, wax, knit, collage, dyeing, foiling, plastics and found objects, paper making & heat fusion to sample techniques. You will be encouraged to try out new ideas and develop your own individual projects. This is a rolling programme and the component elements explored alters slightly each term.

Bring a sketch/notebook and a small variety of images you would like to use as a springboard for your inspiration.

Booking via www.macarts.co.uk

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Midlands Arts Centre
Location: 
Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Thursday 7.30-9.30pm from 9th January 2014 for 12 weeks
Rates: 
£90.00 (£72 concs)

Explore Textiles

In this practical exploration of textiles, you will be introduced to a variety of techniques and materials to develop individual projects. You will be encouraged to create your own designs using batik, screen printing, feltmaking and embroidery with elements of paper making and dyeing. Each technique is demonstrated to the group and accompanied with step by step notes. An ideal course for beginners, or those wishing to extend their knowledge base and practice.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Midlands Arts Centre
Location: 
Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Mondays 7.30 - 9.30pm from 6th January 2014 for 12 weeks
Rates: 
£90.00 (£72 concs)

Explore Feltmaking

An introduction to traditional and contemporary felt making with an opportunity to experiment with a range of fibres, fabric and wool. Explore creating tactile surfaces for stitch and dye, plus more advanced techniques including resists and nuno felting to develop functional & decorative pieces. Previous students have made wall hangings, bags, cushions, bowls and jewellery.

Contact www.macarts.co.uk for bookings

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Midlands Arts Centre
Location: 
Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Mondays from 6th January 2014 (12 week) 1 - 3pm
Rates: 
£90.00 (£72 concs)

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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Please contact to discuss your requiremnts and interests.

Make an enquiry Phone: (0121) 4431861 / 07753366795

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