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- Sep 23, 2010
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Yup, practice makes perfect, right? We should start a thread for knit/crochet projects; I'd love to see your shawl.Misschief, those look like mine with the puffs in them. I just recently finished a shawl with heaps of those puffs in them, I can honestly say I know how to do them by now .
I'll have to take some photos now that the rain has stopped. I took my most recent shawl to crochet today and showed them at the table of knowledge and they all like it.Yup, practice makes perfect, right? We should start a thread for knit/crochet projects; I'd love to see your shawl.
They look fine! But I get what you mean - the loaf moves as you are cutting. I have started using a bit of baking paper to push against the end of mine so that it doesn't move when I am pushing the knife down.I am the trapezoidal queen. For many years now I have been using this same cutter and always get bars that are totally uneven. I used to stress out about it and look for better cutters, but they are so expensive...... my distributor said she likes it because they look so "handmade" so that's what she tells people.
Can't wait to see the other side! but if it doesn't work - this side looks good too!I tried a silicone mat technique and I'm an eager beaver who doesn't want to wait two days to see how the design turned out!
But, I kinda like what I did with the extra soap + some purple mica dispersed in oil on the other side!
I'm nervous to see how the other side with the silicone mat turned out. I was fairly confident to the point of.....dare I say....feeling competent.....when I realized I had forgotten to add the fragrance oil and had to try to add it while the soap was in the mold
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Can l ask why salt bars should be cured for so long? ThankyouThat should work just fine. Salt soap has to be cut while still warm or they don't cut well at all and crumble. I cut mine at 3 hours. I only use 50% salt. I cure mine for 6-12 months but prefer them more even longer.
It's not technically a "should" but it definitely gets better at that long a cure. If you try a salt bar at 2 month intervals til a year is up you'll notice a difference in lather and skin feel for sure.Can l ask why salt bars should be cured for so long? Thankyou