The Beeswax Workshop

How to Make Your Own Natural Candles, Cosmetics, Cleaners, Soaps, Healing Balms and More

Author: Chris Dalziel

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612436501

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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TRANSFORM MIRACULOUS BEESWAX INTO ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HOUSEHOLD CLEANER, PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS, CANDLES AND CRAFTS Making all kinds of amazing, all-natural stuff out of beeswax is easy and fun. Packed with over 100 step-by-step recipes, The Beeswax Workshop shows you how to make beautiful gifts, household cleaners, beauty supplies and so, so much more: HOME •Mason Jar Candle •English Furniture Polish HEALTH •Bug-Be-Gone Insect Repellent •Chamomile Sunburn Salve BEAUTY •Everyday Body Butter •Rose Lip Gloss GARDEN •Waterproof Shade Hat •Nontoxic Wood Sealant Whether you use beeswax from your backyard hive or purchase a supply, this book offers tips, tricks and techniques for getting the most out of this miracle ingredient.
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The Good Living Guide to Keeping Sheep and Other Fiber Animals: Housing, Feeding, Sh

Housing, Feeding, Shearing, Spinning, Dyeing, and More

Author: Janet Garman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1680994050

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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A comprehensive and inspiring guide small-scale fiber farming and wool crafting. Fiber crafts—such as knitting, weaving, and crocheting—continue to surge in popularity, with sites like Ravelry (a social media community for the wool obsessed) gaining more than six million members. Artists are seeking quality raw materials in greater numbers. The cottage industry of supplying not only raw fleece, but handcrafted yarns, is strong. Janet Garman has a small fiber flock (including Pygora fiber goats) and shares her expertise, as well as interviews, tips, and advice from fiber farmers and craftspeople across the country. In these pages, readers will learn the basics of properly raising sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, and rabbits, with tips on selecting animals, feeding, housing, breeding, and healthcare. From there, instructions are provided for shearing, sorting, skirting, washing, picking, carding, combing, and spinning the wool. Enthusiasts will also find recipes and instructions for natural, plant-based dyes and advice for selling your finished yarn. The proper care of fiber animals leads to a superior yarn product. Lapses in good care can show up in the fleece. As the demand for quality yarn and fiber grows, more people are becoming concerned with the animals’ treatment and care. Give your animals a good home and a happy life and enjoy superior fleece and yarn products for your own homestead or to sell.
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