Congratulations to all of our 2015 Design Mania contest winners!! This years design contest was based on 4 spectacular design technique tutorials published in the May/June 2015 issue. Grand Prize Winner Daniela Naumann - Austria Turkish Embru Technique Elena Lobanok - Belarus Flower Power Technique Daniela Naumann - Austria Inverted Stamp Technique Svetlana Avtonova … Continue reading Meet our 2015 Design Mania Winners
VOTE: Design Mania Contest – 2015
Voting is now CLOSED. Photo entries have been uploaded to our Pinterest page. Votes are being tabulated and the winners will be contacted. Winners will also be announced in the July/Aug issue. The person who garners the most votes (across all design categories) will be our Grand Prize Winner! Those receiving the most votes for … Continue reading VOTE: Design Mania Contest – 2015
Stick Blender Basics
What would we modern soap and lotion makers do without our beloved stick blenders? Now considered basic equipment, we study the features to determine which among the many brands will serve us best. Which one will perform well? Which one will give us the longest use? Which one comes in my favorite color? What? That … Continue reading Stick Blender Basics
Why Do Soapmakers Make Soap?
I was pondering recently, why do we soapmakers love making soap so much? What is it that captivates us nearly to the point of obsession? Of course, it did not take long for me to answer my own question. Soapmakers love to make soap for many reasons. We love the science of soapmaking, the practicality, … Continue reading Why Do Soapmakers Make Soap?