Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pumpkins and Classes

No, they have nothing to do with each other whatsoever - But I made these, and I'm a little giddy about them. I love how they feel, and I love how they're not quite pumpkins - just sorta :-)

I've also been finalizing my first classes at DIY Soap - I don't think the classes have been posted yet, but feel free to call the store to sign up. Both classes are on Sunday, September 26th
Cold-Process Soap   $125
Learn the basics of making handmade soap from scratch - also known as cold-process soap. Learn all about the tools, ingredients, and process to safely make soap at home. Join your instructor around the soap pot as she demonstrates how to make a batch of soap. A booklet with full instructions on how to make soap is provided for you to take home. Also chock full of additional recipes and tips on colouring, additives, and fragrances.

What to bring - Please bring with you rubber gloves, safety goggles
Soap Crafting 101

Soap crafting, also known as melt and pour is a fun, easy way to make your own soap. This is the type of soap that allows your creativity to soar! Have you ever seen fabulous soaps shaped like plates of sushi? Or even a little mini aquarium? These and more are all possible with melt and pour soap!

During this class we'll focus on the techniques of soap crafting - layering, embedding, colouring, fragrance and more.  I will be demonstrating how to make 4 different types of soap, then you will have the chance to try your hand at making your own. Students will be able to take home 5 different bars of soap.

An instruction booklet is provided for you to take home that summarizes the class, and provides additional recipes, and techniques.

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