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.