EMMA MITCHELL

Agent: Juliet Pickering
Juliet Pickering is currently on maternity leave. In her absence, please direct all queries to Hattie Grünewald.

Biography: Emma is a craftswoman, jewellery and crochet designer, naturalist and blogger. She brought together well-known designers and knitted beard-wearing celebrities to make and write the Mollie Makes Big Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine in 2015, which raised £60,000 for Comic Relief.

Emma’s jewellery and crochet designs have been published in Country Living, Mollie Makes, Kirstie Allsopp’s CRAFT and several other national lifestyle and craft titles. She contributes regular articles on craft and creativity to Standard Issue where her articles are amongst the most popular on the site. She has written for the Guardian and discussed the revival of letter-writing on BBC radio.

The Making Winter project began on Emma’s blog in 2011 as a creative antidote to the seemingly incessant grey days between November and March. During the winter of 2015/16 a revival of Making Winter had so many participants that it trended on Twitter and became one of the most popular hashtags on Instagram. 

Michael O'Mara Books published MAKING WINTER: A Creative Survival Guide to the Winter Months, in October 2017.

Emma's website

Emma on Instagram

Emma on Twitter

THE WILD REMEDY: How Nature Mends Us  Nature, 192 pages, Michael O’Mara, January 2019  Emma Mitchell has suffered with depression - or as she calls it, 'the grey slug' - for twenty-five years. In 2003, she moved from the city to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens and began to take walks in the countryside around her new home, photographing, collecting and drawing as she went. Each walk lifted her mood, proving to be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical.  In Emma's hand-illustrated diary, she takes us with her as she follows the paths and trails around her cottage and further afield, sharing her nature finds and tracking the lives of local flora and fauna over the course of a year. Reflecting on how these encounters impact her mood, Emma's moving and candid account of her own struggles is a powerful testament to how reconnecting with nature may offer some answers to today's mental health epidemic. While charting her own seasonal highs and lows, she also explains the science behind such changes, calling on new research into such areas as forest bathing and the ways in which our bodies and minds respond to plants and wildlife when we venture outdoors.  Written with Emma's characteristic wit and frankness, and filled with her beautiful drawings, paintings and photography, this is a truly unique book for anyone who has ever felt drawn to nature and wondered about its influence over us.

THE WILD REMEDY: How Nature Mends Us

Nature, 192 pages, Michael O’Mara, January 2019

Emma Mitchell has suffered with depression - or as she calls it, 'the grey slug' - for twenty-five years. In 2003, she moved from the city to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens and began to take walks in the countryside around her new home, photographing, collecting and drawing as she went. Each walk lifted her mood, proving to be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical.

In Emma's hand-illustrated diary, she takes us with her as she follows the paths and trails around her cottage and further afield, sharing her nature finds and tracking the lives of local flora and fauna over the course of a year. Reflecting on how these encounters impact her mood, Emma's moving and candid account of her own struggles is a powerful testament to how reconnecting with nature may offer some answers to today's mental health epidemic. While charting her own seasonal highs and lows, she also explains the science behind such changes, calling on new research into such areas as forest bathing and the ways in which our bodies and minds respond to plants and wildlife when we venture outdoors.

Written with Emma's characteristic wit and frankness, and filled with her beautiful drawings, paintings and photography, this is a truly unique book for anyone who has ever felt drawn to nature and wondered about its influence over us.

MAKING WINTER  Craft, 128 pages Michael O'Mara, October 2017  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.

MAKING WINTER

Craft, 128 pages
Michael O'Mara, October 2017

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.