STORE Store Makers Manuals

Continuing to champion creative collaboration in these challenging times, Company, Place have been working with STORE Store, to re-present their Spring events series as a weekly digital programme.   Project #1: Makers Manual STORE Store commissioned a selection of exciting designers to create a bi-weekly series of downloadable manuals for objects you can make at home. A new manual will be uploaded to STORE's website every other Wednesday from the 15th April until further notice.   Projects include: Tie Dye socks by Lauren MacDonald, Sugar Shapes by Marco Campardo, Mini Brushes by Liang-Jung Chen and Bird Feeders by The Bakerloos. Participation is free and no design background is necessary. Download the Makers Manuals at   You can share your creations using #makersmanual and STORE will pick and publish their favourite submissions in a limited edition printed run of the manuals. Everyone who makes it into the book with received a free copy. Company: @storeprojects Place: @coaldropsyard

This manual will teach you the fundamentals of botanical textile dyes with dyestuffs from kitchen waste as well as some techniques for creating tie dye patterns. We’ll use socks as an example here, but you are welcome to try t-shirts, pillowcases and other textile items you have at home. Cover scouring, mordanting (optional), tying and dyeing with dye recipes made from onion skins, pomegranate rinds, and avocado pits.

Lauren MacDonald is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, and the creator of textile studio, Working Cloth. Her practice is textile focussed and spans interaction design, installation, sculpture, and two-dimensional stitched forms.


This manual is for those looking to work with an alternative to glass at home. Explore 3D shape creation through the making of these small temporary objects using isomalt. This method of production allows free experimentation with form, which helps to develop your own personal design language.


Marco Campardo is a London-based designer focusing on design and research and across different platforms, materials and disciplines. He has a particular interest in making as a form of critical practice, where objects are understood as tools to explore wider narratives about culture, materiality, identity and authenticity. Marco’s approach to design was developed through work with M-L-XL, a studio he co-founded. He has exhibited work at the London Design Festival, Milan Design Week, Tate Modern, London Design Biennale, Venice Art and Architecture Biennale.

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