Join guide Lea Sánchez Milde for a fun-filled day trip on a guided bus tour to two studio settings. Stops include an up-close look at a fine press studio and the source of beeswax candle making, where you can stock up on your summer patio supplies. At each location, your host will give a guided tour and talk where you will gain an appreciation of the dedication each brings to their craft. Lunch and snacks provided.
12375 Ainsworth Road, R.R. 8, Mission
Tour 10:30am – 1:00pm
Hosts Jan and Crispin Elsted will provide an introduction to fine press books and a short session of hand-setting and handprinting in the pressroom at their Barbarian Press studio and home in Mission.
von Hardenberg Candles
9730 Spilsbury Rd, Maple Ridge
Tour 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Klaus and Betty von Hardenberg specialize in 100% pure beeswax candles and began von Hardenberg Candles in 2004. They design, create and make all their candles in 35 different designs. The beeswax is pure with no additions of colours nor scents and their pure cotton wick is imported from Europe. They also grow and dry their own lavender, make pure unscented soap and healing lip balm. You will learn how their candles are made and find out the source of their beeswax. Preorder your candles and they will be ready for pickup when we arrive. Note: This is not a candle making demonstration.