These workshops will usually last 3-4 hours and will introduce the basics of melt and pour soap making. Participants will experiment with colour mixing and then the creation of large block soaps with embeds that can be sliced and cut in a variety of ways. Along the way we will also look at options for fragrancing the soap with all participants able to chose their own fragrance from a variety of essential oils and fragrance oils that are specially formulated for soap-making. Finally, participants will look at the malleable qualities of the soap base and will experiment with cutting out of small guest soaps that have been coloured and fragranced in a variety of ways. All materials (and aprons!) are provided and included in the price, including coffee/tea and snack refreshments. My house is within walking distance of London Road(Guildford) train station with direct trains from London Waterloo and there is plenty of parking at my house.
I have been a maker of artisan handmade soaps for 12 years and for more than 3 years have regularly introduced others to the therapeutic fun of melt-and-pour soap-making. In that time I have welcomed more than 200 people into my home in small groups and have had many fun, creative sessions with all participants going home well satisfied with their achievements. I have only ever received 5* reviews for these workshops. I have also run workshops at other art studios and craft clubs in the area. Many people come back for repeat and follow-on sessions.
Cake or biscuit (let me know of any dietary restrictions)
Tea, coffee or squash.
All materials and equipment for making and packaging about 750g of soap (7-8 bars) and aprons too!
The whole workshop takes place here in my home studio kitchen which is large, light and airy with plenty of space to gather round and create soaps, package them and enjoy some light refreshments.
No need to bring anything except the creative part of your brain!
The workshops I run at my house are very popular and get booked up pretty quickly because I only have a maximum of 6 participants per session.
Soap-Making for Beginners!