A chat with Emma Mitchell, designer-maker, unashamed nature geek, writer and mum about creativity, life, her lovely silver workshops and Instagram.
Whilst in Devon recently, staying at Amberstone Manor, my good chum Tanya and I had some free time to mooch around the village of Chumleigh. Recalling a shop from our walk through the dark village the evening before, a shop that appeared to sell bags (Tanya's weakness), we headed to 15 Fore Street and discovered Hilary Johnson Handmade.
Black Fox Woodland Produce is a local company, set up my my husband's cousin and his father. When I heard they were burning charcoal I legged it down there as fast as I could to catch part of the burning process. It was fascinating to watch and I will be heading back soon to learn more and share more photos, in the meantime I hope you enjoy these photos...
A look at Batik making in rural Africa.