9th Annual Soapmakers Seminar

DATE: JUNE 22-23, 2018

VENUE:  Wingate Hotel/ Williamson Conference Center - Round Rock, Texas

Featured Speaker: Anne-Marie Faiola, CEO Bramble Berry, Inc.

We are very pleased to announce that Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry, Inc., will be our featured speaker at this year's Soapmakers Seminar!

2018 Soapmakers Seminar Schedule

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018


8:00 a.m.    Check in / Vendors open for business

9:00 a.m.     Welcome / Opening Comments

9:15 a.m.     Business Planning for the Artisan Mind - Chris King

10:15 a.m.  The ABC's of FDA and FTC Label Regulations - Kathy White

11:15 a.m.  The Power of the Slow Trudge - Anne-Marie Faiola

12:00 p.m.  LUNCH

1:00 p.m.     Building Your Brand Without Breaking the Bank - Mindy Curnutt

2:00 p.m.     Is It Time? - Melanie Brown


5:00 p.m.     Conference Center closes - supper on your own at area restaurants

7:00 p.m.     FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL - An Evening With Anne-Marie


 8:00 a.m.     Vendors Open

8 - 10 a.m.  WORKSHOPS - 2nd Floor of Conference Center

10:00 a.m.   Maverick - Soap & Sundries for Men - Melanie Brown

11:00 a.m.   How to Make Bath Bombs - Anne Hughey

12:00 p.m.   LUNCH

1:00 p.m.      Group Photo

1:30 p.m.      Soap Art - Joanne Watkins 

2:30 p.m.     Minimal Soap Making - David Fisher

3:30 p.m.     Final door prize distribution - Seminar ends - 'til next year!

About Us

Serving the needs of both the hobbyist and business soapmaker ... 

Our goal is to provide a friendly, positive environment in which to network with others, 

and to learn and encourage each other in our mutual craft.

We communicate via our Facebook group and gather together at two events a year, 

the Winter Retreat in January and the Soapmakers Seminar in June.

Elin Criswell serves as the Coordinator for Lone Star. 

She works together with her great team of supportive friends.

The TEAM is pictured above .... 

(top row) Gary & Melanie Brown, Chris King.

 (bottom row) Pat Tyson, Elin and Pat Potter.

Our Motto

"You never know what you can learn from another soapmaker!"

Our History

Lone Star was founded on January 1, 2010 by two soapmaker friends, Starlene Moore and Elin Criswell.  

Elin has served as Lone's Star's sole Coordinator since the Fall of 2014.

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Lone Star Soap & Toiletries

(512) 864-5705