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Tessa Geuze + Stine Keinicke

03.10.20

Makers Manual #21: Beeswax Crayons

Makers Manual is a collaborative project between exciting makers and STORE STORE. These downloadable manuals are a practical guide to making at home for beginners and experts.

This manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to make crayons with beeswax. Beeswax is a sustainable alternative to paraffin and polyethylene, which are normally used in production of crayons. Sometimes manufactures even add dangerous chemicals like lead and asbestos. In this manual you will create crayons that are only made with natural ingredients. You can make use of different moulds to create your own designs and colours. This manual is created in collaboration with the Barbican for London Craft Week 2020.

Tessa Geuze is a Dutch design anthropologist and educator currently based in Rotterdam. In her work she interrogates how we relate to the world surrounding us, challenging conventional ideas and beliefs by creating playful objects as translations of her research. Tessa is associate and tutor at STORE Schools & Projects.

Stine Keinicke runs her product design studio in South London and has has designed for clients like Ikea and Hay. Her work is often seeking new ways to utilize materials or manufacturing techniques to create a functional design with a tactile interaction. Stine is associate and tutor at STORE Schools & Projects and Co-Director of the STORE STORE.

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