STORE STORE MAKERS MANUAL #1 – TIE DYE SOCKS
This manual will teach you the fundamentals of botanical textile dyes using dyestuffs from kitchen waste, as well as some techniques for creating tie dye patterns. We use socks as an example here, but you are welcome to try t-shirts, pillowcases and other textile items you may have at home. The step-by-step guide covers scouring, mordanting (optional), tying and dyeing; with dye recipes made from onion skins, pomegranate rinds, and avocado pits.
About the designer:
Lauren MacDonald is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, and the creator of textile studio, Working Cloth. Her practice is textile-focused and spans interaction design, installation, sculpture, and two-dimensional stitched forms.
Share your work:
To help evolve your new skills further, STORE Store are asking you to share your creations; they will then pick their favourite submissions and publish the results in a limited printed edition including all of the manuals. Everyone who makes it into the book will receive a copy. To get involved tag us in social #makersmanual @storeprojects @coaldropsyard @working_cloth or email STORE at [email protected].
Don’t forget to include pictures and a description of your piece in under 100 words!