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You'll be rapt with this WEA workshop
WEA Adult Learning recently provided me with the opportunity to attend and review a WEA course of my choice. I enrolled in and attended the Beeswax Wraps Workshop facilitated by Raelene Ng Binnion (of Silver Springs Hops & Permaculture Farm and Rae of Light) on Saturday, 11 May 2019. This workshop is currently run as one 3 hour session at the WEA Centre, 223 Angas Street, Adelaide.
Using the WEA Centre's purpose built kitchen classroom, Raelene showed us how to use 3 different techniques for making our 4 beeswax wraps: oven, fry pan and iron, then split us into groups, to practice each technique.
The wax mix Raelene uses contains rosin - a solid form of resin obtained from pine trees which is then carefully melted and mixed with an equivalent ratio of beeswax and a portion of jojoba or coconut oil, to produce a wax mix which when applied to the material, creates a beeswax wrap of tacky consistency - making it just as effective (if not better) than cling wrap. With the right care, these wraps will last at least 12 months and can be used to wrap and store produce at room temperature, in the fridge and in the freezer and are easy to clean, antibacterial, reusable and compostable.
The full cost of WEA Adult Learning's Beeswax Wraps Workshop is $84pp for 1 x 3 hour session (concession or discount does not apply to this course). Participants need to bring a pair of fabric scissors (pinking shears are ideal) and a ruler/measuring tape. Raelene also facilitates WEA Adult Learning's Introduction to Fermentation Workshop (at WEA Centre).
For further information on WEA Adult Learning's courses for April-July 2019, download the WEA Adult Learning Course Guide here.