Interview with a Real Life Womble

In her time with The Faraway CIC, Emma has supported autistic people to explore new skills and hobbies, grown all sorts of fruit and veg and created art out of what some may simply throw away. Here's her story.

Primarily, I am an artist and craftswoman who enjoys creating things out of found materials, wood is one of the materials I work with. I am, by nature, a forager – a bit like a Womble.

I've also taught primitive skills like making bow drills, making string from nettles, making paintbrushes from sticks. I've invented a drill using a pebble with a hole in it that I've never seen anyone e