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 two large brown paper grocery bags or a 16 x 16 x 16 box with 4 old bath towels 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.

Weather or Not
Inclement weather dates are always the following weekend. Reserve the date on your calendar. Although we have never had to change a workshop date because of weather, we like to be prepared.

Payment for class confirms registration. Credit card payment is on SHOP page. If you would like assistance completing the online registration, do not hesitate to call Lori

Upcoming WorkshopsEmail at for more information or to register.~~Learn how to make soap to treat your skin with TLC Check out where we will be and what workshops are scheduled* – Ashgrove

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

 G: March 24, 2018 – Saturday – *New Workshop* “Capture Creative Designs with Natural Colorants in Cold Processed Soaps” Are you in Eastern PA? Lori will be a special guest speaker on March 24, 2018, for Candle and Supplies in Quakertown, PA. Register with: This workshop is coming to Pittsburgh as an intensive workshop in August or October 2018 – keep watch at

H: April 8, 2018 – Sunday – Pittsburgh Knit Crochet and Creative Arts Festival – *New Workshop* – Beeswax Ornaments – Casting and Painting Beeswax Ornaments in the 17th Century German Tradition. Register through –

I: April 24, 2018 – Saturday -*New Workshop* – Beeswax Ornaments – Casting and Painting Beeswax Ornaments in the 17th Century German Tradition.  

J: Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering – A regional soap and candle making conference. June 23, 2018. For more information see FB: Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering and website: Registration opens March 1st and is limited to 60 participants age 18+. 

K: August 18, 2018 – Saturday – Cold Process Soapmaking 102 and 202
All Day: 10:00 am to (approx.) 5:00pm
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.
**If you have taken a workshop in the past and wish to join the second session, email Lori:

FAll dates are being planned. Register to receive the Ashgrove Newsletter. 

Z: 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 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.

Workshop Location
Clinton Presbyterian Church
197 Glade Mill Rd
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Register at, email Lori Chandler –,or call 724 352 3220
Most workshops are at this location. Check details for each workshop.

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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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