Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Take a Bow!

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Next week, we’ll introduce the new board (and believe us, we can’t wait!).  Until then, here’s one last look at the July 2011- June 2012 Board of Directors: And the tireless 2012 Conference Staff: This conference staff pulled off the biggest conference in HSMG’s history at The Red Lion on the River, a gorgeous venue on the scenic Columbia River, … Read More

Are you certified?

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Since the release of the very first basic certification exams at the 2008 Annual Conference, the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild has certified hundreds of soapmakers.  Today, you can apply for basic, advanced, and master certification, under either a cold process/hot process or melt and pour track.  All in all, you can achieve 6 different certifications. Why did HSMG develop this program? … Read More

Conference Highlights: Soapers’ Showcase

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Another great conference has come and gone.  Did you miss out this year?  Check out recaps from around the web, including blog posts from Simply Eden, Alegna Soap (Day 2, Day 3), The Nova Studio (Day 2, Day 3),  Soap Much Love, SV. Soaps, David Fisher,  Simple Pleasures Handmade Soap, Monastery Creations, River Bar Soaps, Bramble Berry, Stc and Company, and … Read More

Bring a Bar!

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The 2012 HSMG Conference is almost upon us. Those of you attending are probably already thinking about what you need to pack to bring with you. Be sure one of those items is a bar of soap! The Guild has partnered with a wonderful charitable organization, Rose Haven. This worthy organization is dedicated to helping homeless women and their children, … Read More