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Emma Mitchell

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.