Visit STORE Store’s series of five public dyeing workshops, run by some of the most exciting designers working in the UK for London Craft Week. Participants have the opportunity to learn a range of natural dyeing techniques before dyeing their very own garment or accessory to take away with them.
Workshops are free and open to the general public, but slots can be booked in advance here
Thu 9 and Fri 10 May, 2pm – 8pm
Sat 11 and Sun 12 May, 1pm – 6pm
Besides the short drop in workshops in the Yard STORE Store will also offer a full day Saturday Workshop. Explore seasonal colours from plants and pattern a textile bag to take home with you * item included in the price *. Use colour collected locally or grown and bio-waste from London cafes including avocado stones, onion skins and heritage dye plant roots such as madder, Rubia tinctorum and weld flowers and stems. Develop swatches of colour samples, experience solar dyeing and simple chemistry techniques to change and alter hues. Decorate your bag with stitches plant dyed onto peace silk threads
STORE is a London-based association of artists, architects and designers composed of three core elements: an educational programme of art and architecture courses, wide-ranging public events and exhibitions, and a socially engaged design practice.
Operating from spaces donated in kind, STORE aims to facilitate and drive local change within the urban environment. Since its formation in 2011, a group has developed to form an association whose output and ethos reflects the values and talents of its members. In this time, STORE has occupied a variety of spaces, each of which has formed a nexus for projects and events beneficial to the local community. STORE is a vehicle through which its members can apply their creative energy to projects that engage directly with the socio-economic challenges of the 21st century.
Store currently runs a shop in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross.