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Emma Mitchell

Emma is a popular designer-maker, silver clay tutor, author of Making Winter and columnist for the  Guardian Country Diary. Emma invented the Comic Relief Crafternoon project which has raised significant amounts for brilliant causes through the UK's love of craft. Her yarn stash is enormous, she owns a sizeable collection of fossilised twigs and she is very fond of weasels.


Her #makingwinter project trended several times on twitter and her

successful Instagram feed attracted the attention of several publishers, resulting in two book deals.

Emma's first book, 'Making Winter', a creative survival guide for the colder months was launched in autumn 2017. Each of the projects and recipes is designed to boost mood on dreary days. Emma is passionate about the potential of both craft and contact with nature for combatting depression.


She lives in a tiny cottage on the edge of the Fens, takes daily nature walks and really likes cake and cow parsley (but not necessarily together).


Emma records her daily nature finds with photographs and illustrations on her Instagram (@silverpebble2) and Twitter (@silverpebble).

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Some of Emma's work

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