In March 2020, the UK went into lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Despite the hardships, people have literally been making it through the last few weeks – baking and cooking, sewing and knitting, doodling and noodling… We’ve been making forts, making zines, making gardens.
I had never felt so lucky to have a roof over my head and a room of my own, but the crisis reinforced how many people in the UK don’t have that. Made at Home was a book project dreamed up in the midst of quarantine: a way to celebrate and harness the explosion of creativity to help those less fortunate.
This colourful, collaborative book brought together over 120 contributors, sharing all the big and small ways that we’d been making it through.
The main aim of the book was to raise as much money as possible for Crisis: the national charity for homeless people. As the long-term effects of coronavirus become clear, more people will be at threat of unemployment, and at risk of homelessness. Crisis needs our help to ensure that the emergency measures lead to sustained improvements.
Since publication, Made at Home has raised over £2100 for Crisis.
The paperback has sold out, but there are a few very special hardback editions left: