I really, really do. I did two courses very close together last week so I thought you might like to see some pictures. The first was at The Old Kennels, Dunkeswell, Devon I have taught there before and really love the venue. Tracey Bell the organiser is also great, very efficient, friendly and so welcoming. This was a particularly fun class. I had 8 folks on the course from all over the place, a couple had been on Kennels courses before but none had made soap so it meant they all had a lot of information to take in, in just one day - a huge ask!
|It really is a beautiful location and a wonderful light, airy studio|
|They all made some beautiful soaps, really varied and pretty and we even had time to make some lovely fizzy bath melts. It was a very busy day.|
Because it was a long way for me to travel they very kindly offered me B&B for the night before. I turned up after a long, dark and rainy drive to find an absolute gem, what a fabulous house. 600 years old with amazing character, beautifully restored without damaging any of the features, and obviously much loved.
|A beautiful cozy living room with a huge wood burner|
|An incredible kitchen, the archway goes right through to the fireplace, see the photo above|
|In the kitchen was a Saxon window - can you imagine how old that is? somewhere between 450ad to 1066ad|
|My bedroom door!|
|Again, they made some lovely and amazingly different soaps - well done everyone|
|A really beautiful venue and a fantastic group of soapmakers|
|Steamy washing up, bless them, still wearing their goggles and gloves|
I am booked to return to The Old Kennels on 15th March 2012 and the 27th September 2012 to teach new, improvers/intermediate courses, available to those who have already done a beginners course and Welcome Barton and The Yarner Trust have indicated that they would like to do the same as well. I can't wait! When our new website goes live there will be full details of the courses. In the mean time you can always go to the websites of The Old Kennels and of The Yarner Trust.
Have you ever done a soap making course? was it a good experience? I would love to know.