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Making Winter

A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months

Extent: 128 pages

Size: 200x200mm

Publication Date:

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9781910552650

Categories: Craft

About the Book

Banish winter blues and embrace the frosty months by cosying up with Emma Mitchell’s nature-inspired collection of crafts.

From delicate silver jewellery, paper-craft decorations and crocheted mittens, to foraged infusions, delicious recipes and nature diaries, Making Winter is filled with projects designed to fend off dreariness in the winter months.

Step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, shot at Emma’s cottage in the Fens, take you through each project, so that even beginners can enjoy the mood-boosting benefits of a craft-filled winter and snuggle down in their own cosy paradise.

Publication Date: 05/10/2017

Price: £6.99

ISBN: 9781910552667

Categories: Craft

About the Book

Banish winter blues and embrace the frosty months by cosying up with Emma Mitchell’s nature-inspired collection of crafts.

From delicate silver jewellery, paper-craft decorations and crocheted mittens, to foraged infusions, delicious recipes and nature diaries, Making Winter is filled with projects designed to fend off dreariness in the winter months.

Step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, shot at Emma’s cottage in the Fens, take you through each project, so that even beginners can enjoy the mood-boosting benefits of a craft-filled winter and snuggle down in their own cosy paradise.

About the Author

Emma Mitchell is a popular naturalist, designer-maker and illustrator. She has a monthly column in BBC Countryfile magazine and is one of the Guardian’s Country Diarists. Her first book, Making Winter, was published to outstanding praise. She has also featured on the BBC’s Countryfile and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and has written for a number of publications, including Country Living, Breathe and Mollie Makes. In 2019 Emma will contribute to an anthology of nature writing by female authors called Women on Nature, edited by Katharine Norbury.

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), which has over 100,000 followers.

Reviews

  • 'Gentle, beautiful, skilled and creative.', Robert Macfarlane
  • 'Charming... [Emma] has found a way to alleviate seasonal affective disorder with crafts and creativity. Definitely one for the den', Katrina Burroughs, The Sunday Times Home
  • '[A] really pretty little book, full of recipes, designs and ideas for presents', Joanne Harris, Good Housekeeping
  • 'Emma has created the most beautiful, delicious, enriching book - capable of turning the bleakest, wintery afternoon into a warm, nurturing, life-enhancing treat', Emma Freud
  • 'Inspiring and comforting', Psychologies
  • 'This charming book is packed with ingenious and inexpensive things to do during winter', Daily Mail (Weekend)
  • '[A] real winter warmer', Daily Express
  • 'Even if you're not crafty, you'll be inspired by the projects in Making Winter, which all include step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs.', Stylist
  • 'Brighten bleak winter days with Emma's recipes', Delicious. magazine
  • 'You're engaging not only with the natural world but with the year's cycle in a way that grounds you in time and place and makes something from the here and now ... I believe that's something that can have vast - and perhaps unexpected - value ... That a book should act as inspiration or catalyst to even one reader makes the writing of it worthwhile ... [This book] will reach thousands', Melissa Harrison, Caught by the River
  • 'an inspirational book', Country Homes & Interiors
  • 'Gorgeously cosy ... this is a book to snuggle up on the sofa with and hold back the dreary winter nights', Inside Crochet
  • 'An ideal present for anyone looking to try something different', Let's Knit
  • 'Banish the winter blues with this gorgeous collection', Crochet Now
  • 'Beautifully styled', Popular Patchwork

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