Soap making

Traditional Soapmaking & Perfumes – Sold Out

This course is fully booked.  Please email courses@wealddown.co.uk or call 01243 811021 if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

The Course

From earliest evidence to more recent craft revival, we look at how soap developed. Participants will then go on to make hot processed soft soap, pure olive Castile soap and Tudor inspired herb wash-balls to take away. The day is a mixture of hands-on activities and talks. By the end of the day participants will have a thorough working knowledge of soap making and its history.

The Tutor

Sally Pointer has a background in archaeology and in museum learning. She is the author of ‘The Artifice of Beauty, a practical guide to perfumes and cosmetics’ and now works as a freelance heritage educator exploring traditional crafts through practical experiments. She is currently writing a new book on the history and archaeology of soap.

Participant Information

All materials will be provided.

Fee & Refreshments

£80 per person, to include tuition, coffee and tea. Please let the Museum know if you have any dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

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Fri 5 April 2024






Historic Trades & Crafts