SWI 2012 Prep Time

Eeek! Soap Weekend Intensive is 2 weeks away (no, that is not the sound of my hyperventilating that you hear. Cool as a cucumber. Cool as a cucumber.) We’ve been running around like busy little bees pulling products and prepping for the jam packed weekend of soapmaking. It’s really hard to believe that after a year of planning (really, we signed these teachers up last June), it’s here. Breaking News! There was a cancellation this morning meaning we have one spot left! If you’re interested, hurry over to the Bramble Berry website to sign up. Do you need proof that it’s going to be the best weekend ever? See SWI blog posts from the past: SWI 2008, SWI 2009, SWI 2010 and SWI 2011.

This year’s projects will include: advanced melt & pour with Debbie Chialtas (Hint: do you like the soaps pictured above?). Four different scrubs with Erin Pikor. Learn 2 swirl techniques in cold process soap with Kat from Otion (our retail store). Make lotion with Jill Heuser from Northwest Scents. And finally (are you tired yet?), I get to teach a class making milk soaps. I am absolutely jazzed to see the teachers demonstrate their projects and learn from them. This year, we’re doing *more* hands on than ever (including cold process) and other than extra clean up, it’s going to amazing.

Twenty Five pounds of melt and pour is cut and ready for action!

Erin’s ingredients for her classes are all bagged up and ready to head over to the SWI location. I’m so excited to see Erin make some scrubs! I am excited to make make some for myself =)

SWI 2012 is going to be held at the Bellingham local Co-op so you can enjoy healthy snacks and coffee during (soap) breaks and walk down the the Bellingham Farmer’s Market on Saturday for lunch. And if you’re a foodie, Bellingham has some amazing restaurants to enjoy after an intense day of soaping! I can’t wait to meet our 2012 SWI soapers and hopefully more of you in the future.

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13 Comments

  1. Jerrica Dunlap says

    I am so EXCITED!!!!! This is my first SWI and I’m coming all the way from Georgia. I have never been to Washington so I’m more than ready to meet you guys, learn some new techniques, and have a great time. I’ve been stalking the blog waiting for updates lol (O_o)

    • says

      You are going to be a doing a bit of traveling to get here, but you are going to love Washington and SWI. We can’t wait to hear about all the fun you will be having! =)
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  2. says

    I would love a spot for next year!! Dealing with extreme morning sickness, or I would have tried to snatch up that spot! When does registration start for next year?

  3. says

    When is the SWII? Will it be mid-Aug like last year?
    I hope that it will be a bit earlier than last year please. I’d love to come!
    Otherwise, is it possible to plan a whole weekend (or could be during the week as well) of soaping at Otion with Kat and Anne-Marie? I’d love to meet over great people during a SWII as well though such Amanda Griffin, Erin Pikor, ect! :)

  4. Nobiess Enterprises says

    Do you ever do one of these intensive workshops featuring cold or hot process only workshops instead of melt & pour?

    • says

      Every year is different, we have done melt & pour (advanced and beginners), Swirling with Cold Process, Liquid Soapmaking and more! You check out these blog posts to see all the different workshops we’ve offered in the past:
      http://www.soapqueen.com/tag/swi/

      Every year is different, but we always include a variety of different soapmaking topics! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry