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Making Winter

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 designer-maker, naturalist, illustrator, and the acclaimed author of The Wild Remedy (2019) and bestselling Making Winter (2017) – 20,000 copies have been sold in the UK and the US. She is a Guardian Country Diarist, has written and contributed seasonal creative projects for BBC Countryfile Magazine, Country Living, Mollie Makes and Breathe. Emma has appeared on Radio 4's Ramblings, on BBC Countryfile's winter special and Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

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 – 30,000 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.

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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