December A&S class move


This week’s A&S Class will be postponed until next Friday January 12th so that we can have Guinevere Inghean Ui Ainle from the Shire of Nahrun Kabirun teach us about natural wood stains and finishes.

Natural Wood Stains and Finishes: If you work with wood, you know that the final stage of any project is staining and finishing. Stains can add a beautiful enhancement to any project. Stain brings out the natural grain of the wood, rather than covering it up like paint. Even if left natural, wood has to have a finish on it to preserve the wood from cracking and rot. You could use a commercial stain and finish, or you could use a natural stain & finish. Natural stains & finishes are easy application, cheaper than commercial products, easy to clean up, and you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen. They provide a unique look to any project, often resulting in an “aged” look. In this class, I’ll share some of my favorite recipes for natural stains and finishes. We’ll discuss some period techniques & finishes, but most of the stains we’ll look at are modern recipes. A list of resources and recipes will be provided and you can make a jar of your own stain to take home. I will have a limited supply of wood butter for purchase for class participants.

Yours In Service,

Lady Àsdis Alfriðardottir

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