Ashgrove Soapmaking Workshops  Laugh Learn Do

Most of this series of workshops will be at Clinton Presbyterian Church located at the Intersection of Rt 228 East / Sandy Hill Rd Saxonburg, PA 16056
Register through / 724 352 3220 (no text) / Payment by credit card or contact Lori to mail a check.

** For every workshop or class session – Wear old clothes, bring a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, closed-toe shoes and tie your hair back. We provide all equipment including goggles and gloves. Bring 4 old bath towels and a 16 x 16 x 16 box or two large brown paper grocery bags to take your soaps home. If you prefer your own goggles and gloves, bring them. Bring a brown bag lunch with a drink and/or a snack. Students must be age 18 or older.

Payment confirms your workshop registration.

If you would like assistance completing the online registration, do not hesitate to call Lori~Learn how to make soap to treat your skin with TLC Check out where we will be and what workshops are scheduled* –

*The Yearly Plan: When are our workshops? Many of our workshops are scheduled in the early part of the year and several in the fall. If you would like host a private workshop to fit your schedule see information below and contact Lori for details. 

M: November 17, 2018 – Saturday – Cold Process Soapmaking 102 and 202 – Holiday Theme – All Day: 9:00 am to (approx.) 5:00 pm.
1st session: Workshop 102 – Introduction to Cold Processed Soapmaking
2nd session: Workshop 202- Cold Processed Soapmaking with Color Swirls and Textured Tops. Prerequisite: Ashgrove Workshop 101/102.
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*If you have taken a workshop in the past and wish to join the second session, email Lori: 


2019 Workshops are being scheduled for January 19, February 23, and February 24. Pending approval of location venue. Once approved registration will be open.


Y: Personalized Workshop for You and Your Friends. Would you like a workshop that fits your time schedule and is FREE?*
Contact Lori for a date that is open for both of you.  You provide the location and snacks. Gather a group of 11 – 12 registrations for the workshop, and your workshop is free. Lori will bring everything for a fun-filled creative adventure. Dates fill up fast and spring/fall tend to be busy for Ashgrove Soaps. If the workshop is a long distance, travel expenses may apply. *Contact Lori for details about location requirements.

Z: Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering – a regional /international soap and candle making conference. Lori organizes and hosts this annual event in Harmony, PA on the third weekend in June. Registration opens in March and is limited to 60.  More information:

Ashgrove Workshop Location
Clinton Presbyterian Church
197 Glade Mill Rd
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Many of the workshops are at this location.
egister at, email Lori Chandler – or call 724 352 3220.

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Cancellation Policy – All workshops require payment upon registration. Materials for workshops are prepared a week in advance. For cancellation, email or call up to 7 days before the event for a refund or to apply registration fees towards a future workshop.


Capture Creative Swirls Using Natural Colorants

Presented by Lori Chandler

Swirling techniques for cold processed soaps are a challenge when incorporating natural colorants in the design. This demonstration session shows how to select oils, choose colorants, and implement techniques to assure soaping success. See how easy beautiful bold natural designs can be!

This presentation is restricted for viewing to attendees of the 2017 Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild Conference.

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