Traditional wood ash soap making

This is an idea I have been meaning to try for quite a long time, but to be honest I was put off by the long processing time and complex method involved. Having now tried it – its not that hard and though it does take some time to produce a usable soap, it doesn’t take that much actual work.

Christmas tree whisk (Tvare)

I couldn’t find much info on this when I first started, so it was a little bit trial and error. The ones I have made work well enough, though I think there is a slightly easier way. These are traditional Scandinavian whisks, dating back quite some time, how long I am not sure, other than…