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Made Well

Extent: 128 pages

Size: 200x200mm

Publication Date:

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9781910552933

Categories: Craft

About the Book


'Gentle, beautiful, skilled and creative.' ROBERT MACFARLANE on Making Winter

‘A beautiful, beautiful book, and I can't recommend it enough.’ SUE PERKINS on The Wild Remedy

Let the power of nature improve your wellbeing with Emma Mitchell's mood-boosting collection of crafts.

Recent compelling research shows that spending time creatively and engaging with nature can alleviate anxiety and low moods. Emma Mitchell combines the two practices in her gorgeous new book, bringing readers a unique way to take care of their wellbeing.

Each of the eighteen crafts in Made Well, from planting a succulent garden to intricate drawing techniques, has been specifically designed to improve mental health. Whether you need to lift your mood, halt the worry loop or simply relax and recharge, there’s a craft in this book that will help you do it. Step-by-step instructions and beautiful illustrations and photographs shot at Emma’s cottage in the Fens take you through each project, making it perfect for beginners and seasoned crafters alike.

Calling on the latest science and explaining how each project can help in terms of its impact upon your brain and body chemistry, Made Well shows just how powerful getting out into nature and spending time creatively can be.

About the Author

Emma Mitchell is a designer-maker, naturalist, illustrator, and the acclaimed author of The Wild Remedy (2019) and Making Winter (2017). She has appeared on BBC’s 2020 Springwatch, BBC’s Countryfile’s winter special, Radio 4’s Ramblings and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Emma is a Guardian Country Diarist, has written and contributed seasonal creative projects for BBC Countryfile Magazine, Country Living, Mollie Makes among others.

Emma lives on the edge of the Fens in Eastern England with her husband, two daughters and Annie, their lurcher. She records her daily nature finds with photographs and illustrations on her Instagram (@silverpebble2 – 105,000 followers) and Twitter (@silverpebble – 58,000 followers). Emma is passionate about the potential of both craft and contact with nature for combatting depression. Her yarn stash is enormous, she owns a sizeable collection of fossilised twigs and she is very fond of weasels.