Beekeeper, marine biologist, and Woods Hole Public Library board member Anne Richards will lead this Winter Craft Workshop, teaching students to make beeswax wraps as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap.
These wraps are made with local beeswax, cotton fabric, pine resin, and jojoba oil and can be used to wrap a sandwich, hunk of cheese or fruit, or to cover a bowl.
The warmth of one’s hands will form this product over the top of a dish or around a snack. The wrap will hold its shape when it cools, creating a seal. Beeswax wraps are reusable. Just wash with cool water and reuse. Each one should last up to one year with proper care.
In this workshop, each participant will make a set of three wrappers of different sizes. Materials will be provided. Participants will choose and cut cotton fabric, then measure out wax, resin, and jojoba oil; mix it up; sprinkle it on; and iron the wrap between parchment sheets.
The instruction for the class is free; there will be a small materials charge. There is a maximum number of 10 people allowed in the class. Call the library at 508-548-8961 to reserve a spot.