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Our Septem­ber meet­ing was a demon­stra­tion and talk by Su­sanne Tren­chard from the Lit­tle Daz­zle Soap Com­pany. Su­sanne started the com­pany five years ago af­ter spend­ing some time as a beauty ther­a­pist.

It started as a hobby but now she makes and sells rather spe­cial soap to friends and con­tacts.

We were shown how to make the soap from a plain white soap base and how to add colours and fra­grances to make some very in­ter­est­ing shapes and items. A plas­tic cham­pagne glass con­tain­ing pina co­lada was just once ex­am­ple of what we could all achieve. An­other was a slice of lemon meringue pie soap, so real­is­tic that you would have to be very care­ful where you dis­played it.

Su­sanne was very keen to show us all how to make the soaps for our­selves and how to find good in­gre­di­ents at a good price. One thing to re­mem­ber is to keep a sep­a­rate set of saucepans to make soap other­wise you could end up eat­ing some unusu­ally flavoured baked beans or po­ta­toes. Most of us, though, were more than happy to just buy some very pretty sam­ples of Su­sanne’s work.

Our Oc­to­ber 24, meet­ing has a talk by Diane Humphreys and Fred Ward ti­tled “The World of Pup­pets”. This will give you an idea of the va­ri­ety and strange­ness of pup­pets from many coun­tries. Diana and Fred will be shar­ing their own han­dling col­lec­tion with us. Vis­i­tors are more than wel­come; we make a small charge of £3. The talk be­gins at 7.15 in High­bury Church, 3 Pri­ory Walk.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to the web­site glouces­ter­shire­townswomen. org

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