SOLD OUT Upcoming Workshop — Making Bees Wax Food Wrappers, Jan. 27, 2–5 p.m., $10/5 SOLD OUT

Wraps in use over a bowl, half a sweet potato, and an open can.

NOTE: This event has sold out but you can be put on the waiting list. Follow directions below. Thanks.

We’re big fans of bees wax food wraps. They can take the place of saran wrap to seal bowls and cans or to hold your sandwich without generating the plastic waste. Essentially a bees wax food wrap is a piece of cotton fabric infused with bees wax, pine rosin, and jojoba oil. You can make these yourself at home by following the information in our video:

You can also check out our post on wraps at this link.

Workshop Details

We’re making a big batch of these wraps as a fundraiser to sell at the upcoming Garden Expo in Madison. You’ll get a chance to work on every aspect of the wraps’ production, learn how to do it yourself, and help your favorite nonprofit in the process. Once we have our batch made, we’ll make our own for you to take home. We’ll have some fabric, but you’re encouraged to bring your own cotton broadcloth (i.e., woven and not fuzzy).

We’ll be working with hot wax, so you’ll want close-toed shoes, no dangling jewelry, hair-containing technology, and a shirt you are okay with getting splattered.

The workshop will be held at the Low Technology Institute (11927 West Highway 59) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on January 27. The cost of the workshop is $10 (members get a $5 discount, find out more about joining the institute here). You can reserve your spot by paying the workshop fee at our online store. If the course is sold out, please send an email to to be put on the waitlist.

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The workshop will be led by Scott Johnson, director of the institute and bees wax food wrap evangelist.

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