Yesterday was the Texas Soapmaker’s Seminar hosted by Star Moore and Elin Criswell of Lonestar Soap & Toiletries.
The seminar started of with Elin Criswell, The Country Soaper, giving a demo of how to make basic cold process soap.
Next up was David Fisher – candle and soapmaking guide for about.com. He talked to us about essential oil blending. Bramble Berry generously donated essential oils for all of the members to sniff and take a try at blending!
After a short break, Chris King of Pampered Sisters gave us a great lotion demo.
Kris Hockey talked to us about the many things you can with hydrosols.
She made everyone a lavender hydrosol spritzer to take home!
Kris Hockey is also a creative woodworker! One seminar attendee got to take this beauty home!
Bobbie O’Brien, of Annie’s Soap Barn, gave us a wonderful demo on felting soap. She talked about the different kinds of roving to use and how to dye them.
Here is a beautiful felted soap by Bobbie.
Next up was Margie Lemons of Hill Country Haiku. Margie showed us how to do the column swirl in a double log mold!
And last but not least…Kathy White talked to us about soap packaging.
Thanks, Star and Elin, for hosting such a fun event!
For more pictures, visit my Facebook photo album. Be sure to join us next year!
What a fantastic event, and thanks for sharing all of the photos. I was the Keynote Speaker at last year’s gathering and I know first-hand what amazing hosts Starlene and Elin are. I’m so glad a good time was had by all, and I enjoyed being their in hindsight via your blog. Thanks!
Thanks, Donna! It was a blast!
Thanks Amanda. It was nice meeting you and I had a blast!
Looks like a great time, Amanda!