THE MINISTRY OF STORIES
The Ministry of Stories is a creative writing and mentoring charity we volunteer for, and ‘Story Making’ is one of their most popular workshops; children write and publish their own book in a day. It was threatened by various technical and staffing issues that you can read more about in the blog post – To save it we needed to find a way that the children could bind their own books without machinery and without too much adult help. We also didn’t want all the books to look the same. So we came up with a kit of parts; the cover boards and paper are pre-drilled and the spiral binding can be done by hand which got rid of the machinery, and the elements are all different colours so the books look different too.