A beautiful book, walking you through many beautiful craft projects that are easily achievable. This book would make a fantastic gift thats easy on the pocket, a great choice for Christmas! I found everything about this book appealing, well done Emma!
Making Winter by Emma Mitchell - A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months.
'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
Banish winter blues and embrace the frosty months by cosying up with Emma Mitchell's stunningly beautiful nature inspired collection of crafts - including step-by-step instructions for making her very popular silver fossil pendants on pages 26-31. Making Winter is full of seasonal craft and recipes designed to boost mood during the winter months. Many of the projects are nature-inspired and some need a brief winter walk to collect materials from woods or hedgerows. My hope is that the mood-boosting effect of immersal in making, combined with the benefits of contact with nature may help those who struggle in winter to enjoy the weeks between November and March.
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Emma doesn't stop at jewellery making - step-by-step instructions and beautiful coloured photographs take you through each of the 24 projects, which also include paper-craft decorations, crocheted mittens, gin-making (yum!) delicious recipes, nature diaries and more!
Emma Mitchell is a designer-maker, naturalist and illustrator who has written for the Guardian, Mollie Makes and Standard Issue magazine. In 2011 she began a project on her blog silverpebble, encouraging readers to use creative, cosy and cake-based ways to prevent winter from becoming three months of incessant greyness. In the winter of 2015/16 so many people joined in with the project that it trended on Twitter several times.
Making Winter, a creative survival guide for the colder months is her first book and 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.Emma Mitchell is a popular designer-maker, craft teacher, blogger and a regular workshop tutor here at Metal Clay Ltd. If you've been lucky enough to join us for one of Emma's 'Capturing Nature's Treasures and Beauty' courses, you know how inspiring and knowledgable she is. If you haven't had a chance to take this course yet, grab a spot on one of the April 2018 dates - click here to book your spot now!