Hi From Soap Weekend Intensive! We have students from all over the world here – which is fitting since we have a teacher from Australia here too! The farthest anyone traveled is the Phillipines. Others are from Canada, Arizona, California and more. We are happy that so many soapers are here to soak in the deliberately-small-sized-practically-private class.
Jude Birch, from Aussie Soap Supplies, started off a beautiful Saturday morning with the introduction to cold process soapmaking. The intro class is definitely more entertaining with an Australian accent. I love listening to Jude speak. After the CP intro, the class took a little break and I was super tempted to walk across the street to Rocket Doughnuts for a pick-me-up. But I came to my senses and decided to save my calories for cupcakes. It will be worth it!
After Jude’s cold process layering lesson, we walked down to the Bellingham Farmer’s Market for sandwiches, ice cream and fresh veggies. I can’t get over the weather right now, it is absolutely a perfect day today!
We’re just about to wrap up the day with Liquid Soapmaking so I better get going to prep for my class. I’ll get some pictures up in the morning.Tomorrow is melt and pour with Erin Pikor, from Naiad Soap Arts. It’s so great to finally meet her, she’s a hoot!