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Schumacher College Earthtalk – Stories of the Great Turning

January 1, 2014

In October 2013 I organised an Earthtalk at Schumacher college to promote the book “Stories of the Great Turning”, which I have a chapter published in. This is a video of my contribution, which summarises the story that I wrote for the book. Enjoy! xx

Stories of the Great Turning – Talk and Launch at Schumacher College

October 1, 2013


Stories of the Great Turning – Earthtalk @ Schumacher College – 8pm Tuesday 29th October


Emma Kidd is a Schumacher College MSc Holistic Science graduate and is one of writers included Stories of the Great Turning . With an introduction by the eco-activist Joanna Macy this fascinating collection speaks of a turning, from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilisation. Stories told through the voices, not of academics, or experts, but of every-day people.

This evening, Emma, along with fellow contributors, will share their stories; often unconventional, grass-roots approaches to sustainability, and also the unusual processes that brought this exceptional book into being.

Date: Tuesday 29 October 2013
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: The Old Craft Ed, Schumacher College, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6EA
Cost £5/4

This event can be booked through the Dartington Box Office online by clicking here tickets can also be purchased on the door.

New Workshop Dates

September 10, 2013


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New workshop dates!!!

The next Camisole making workshop will be at Makeplace in Norwich on Saturday 12th October from 1.30pm-4pm.

And the next knicker making workshop will also be at Makeplace in Norwich, on Friday 11th October from 1.30pm-4pm

The workshops are 35GBP each and you can email Makeplace directly to book your place

See you there! xxx

The new *Emiliana Camisole*

August 13, 2013

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Check out the new Emiliana Camisole! It’s new and improved, and fits like a dream! Email Emma at to order a make-your-own kit or a readymade Camisole. xxx

Hen Party & New Workshop Dates for July

May 31, 2013

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Hello all! I hope you are enjoying a bit of sunshine, wherever you are!

I had a wonderful time leading a knicker making workshop for a Hen party in East London on Saturday afternoon! It was great fun! We didn’t have sewing machines, so I prepared some ready-made knickers in advance. The Hen’s chose hipster briefs and Italian bikini briefs in a dark purple organic cotton with mocha colour stretch lace, and they looked beautiful (if I do say so myself! :-) ) So, on the day, instead of the usual format where the ladies learn to sew knickers that I have pre-cut for them. I gave a cutting demo and then talked them through the sewing process, with some half made samples to illustrate the different steps. After that we all got busy crafting and creating with our knickers, and delved into my boxes of sewing goodies that were brimming with pretty lace trims, ribbons, bows, lace cut-outs, crystals, beads, sequins etc….Lots of very pretty stuff! For those who wanted to take a pattern home with them, there was a pad of paper and selection of Emiliana knicker patterns for them to trace around and cut their own pattern out. The finished knickers looked amazing! There were multi-layered bow ensembles…appliqued lace cut-outs….an appliqued teapot, which was incredible…and the bride-to-be hand embroidered the date of her wedding onto a heart and then appliqued that on to her knickers….they were all fantastic. Thanks to Inma at The Old School Club for setting it up, and to Mary and friends for choosing the workshop to be part of their Hen do celebrations!! The photos above are examples of how we embellished the lovely knickers on the day. xxx

p.s. – New workshops dates! Makeplace in Norwich have added two new Emiliana workshop dates to their list:

Friday 5th July – 1.30pm – Camisole making workshop

Saturday 6th July – 1.30pm – Knicker making workshop

New Workshop Dates – Spring 2013

March 25, 2013


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After a very successful Camisole making workshop in Totnes, I would now like to announce some new dates for workshops at the lovely Makeplace in Norwich. Come and join us!! xxxxxxx

The next Knicker making classes will be:

Saturday 20th April – 1.30 until 4pm – MakePlace, Norwich

The next Camisole making classes will be:

Saturday 11th May – 1.30 until 4pm – MakePlace, Norwich

The story of Emma and Emiliana – ‘Knickers to that!’

March 7, 2013


The Story of Emiliana has now been written by Emma for a chapter entitled ‘Knickers to that!’, which is featured in the soon to be published book “Stories of the Great Turning”. The book is introduced by the wonderful eco-activist Joanna Macy, and contains a wonderful collection of true stories, detailing inspiring, practical grassroots approaches to Sustainability from all over the world that are contributing to the ‘Great Turning’. Emma’s story is one of a transition from ‘uptown’ girl, living the highlife and working as a Lingerie Designer in Hong Kong and China; then turning her back on that life, and turning from ‘uptown’ into ‘upcycler’ after experiencing first hand the damaging effects that Capitalism, conspicuous consumerism and neo-liberal globalisation have on people and the environment.

Stories of the Great Turning will be published in April 2013. Email Emma for info or for a press release:


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