Been so long since I’ve done a blog entry, I barley remembered how to log in. But, alas, it’s a new year and time to get back in the groove.
So for the new year we’re planning a few exciting things! I will be adding a few new products this year, working on a shampoo bar, liquid soap and perhaps a few other surprises.
Making soap is one of my very most favorite things to do, it might be yours too. I have decided to teach soapmaking at a new folk school in Sioux Falls, call the Third Place.
Why is it called the Third Place?
We are The Third Place.
But that third place
Where you’re welcome to come as you are,
To have conversation by the fire’s warmth,
To learn the old-world traditions of crafting wood, steel, or fiber,
And add to them the movements of your own hands.
We are centered between the past and the future,
Between toil and leisure,
Between individual creativity and the strength of community.
We are not afraid to be authentic to the art,
To take the long and inconvenient route,
To learn the methods of those who have gone before.
We are teachers, learners, doers.
We are The Third Place,
And we welcome you.
- Cozy warmth from the fireplace sets the easy-going mood at the Third Place
My first class will be January 24, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 and will be a basic soapmaking class. Here is the description from the Third Place’s posting.
Instructor Erin Nelson
Learn how to make soap from our friends at locally-owned all-natural soap company Irish Twins Soap Co. This course will help you understand the benefits of natural soap as you gain knowledge of the process and ingredients. You will leave this class with soap you crafted from start to finish.
Tuition $15 Materials $5 Class size 4-6 Time 2 Hours
You can sign up at www.t3place.com
under the eco tab or email me (Matt) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
I think there are some spots left.
Also this week I am going to be at several HyVee Stores in Sioux Falls handing out samples of our Lavender Laundry Concentrate. Schedule is below…stop by and say hello.
January 9, 2012: Demo at HyVee on E. 10th Street,
Sioux Falls at Noon
January 11, 2012: Demo at HyVee, Marion Road, Sioux Falls at 2 p.m.
January 12, 2012: Demo at Hyee, Louise Ave., Sioux Falls, 1 p.m.
January 13, 2012: Demo at HyVee, Sycamore, Sioux Falls, 3 – 5 p.m.
January 16, 2012, Demo at HyVee at E. 57th & Cliff at Noon
Feb. 3, 2012: Demo at HyVee, Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, 2 – 4 p.m.
Other scheduled events include: