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Good clean fun: how to make cold-pressed soap at home

Telegraph.co.uk - Jul 23, 2017
“Art and chemistry come together in soapmaking,” she tells me. Soap, I finally learn, is made by saponification: the chemical process triggered by adding lye (diluted caustic soda, aka sodium hydroxide) to fat (in the form of oil), with fragrant ...

Artisans sought for Aug. 13 Artisans Fair in Crosslake

The Lake Country Echo - Jul 26, 2017
Returning artisans include Dave Hudson, pottery; Ruth Holtz, basketmaking; Sheryl Gormley, weaving; and Mary Dischinger, soapmaking. Blacksmith Jim Newgord will fire up his forge, and live alpacas from Jenkins will make an appearance. More artisans ...

7 Frank Lloyd Wright Windows to Go Home

New York Times - Jul 12, 2017
Seven of them are about to return to the newly restored house, which was built for the soapmaking magnate Darwin Martin. The panes, patterned with green and gold checkerboards and chevrons, have long belonged to the University of Victoria in Canada, ...

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Dollar Store Soapmaking Equipment Supplies

What to and what not to look for when shopping at the dollar store for soaping supplies. Bastile soap recipe: http://www.soaping101.com Lye and Oils: ...

Soapmaking: Thorns and Roses soap (pipe divider swirl)

4 color soap using round, PVC dividers. Swirled with an eyelet technique followed by a diagonal loop pattern to create \

5 color swirl soapmaking & cutting

Soap making Forum July challenge:swirling in a slab with technique A- zig zag, C- pull down, and E, scallop. Used 5 colors and scented wit Brambleberry ...