|Being back in a dark room was amazing|
I haven't been in a darkroom for years, it was amazing, the converted tea pots used for pinhole photography are brilliant. Rachel like using Victorian developing techniques and the images she produces are intriguing.
|Inside the pop-up dark room|
Being a super talented little bee Rachel also collects old jars and uses them to pour her hand-made soy candles into. The giant orange and chocolate scented candle in a massive Marmite jar was a 'hate it' for me but the vanilla and coconut was the mustard, literally - it comes in a french Maille mustard jar.
|Vanilla and coconut scented candle|
I think these would look really cute as wedding favours in those tiny preserve jars they have in restaurants and hotels. I have loads that we never used for our wedding. A local hotel was happy to give me a weeks worth; saved on their recycling collection bill I reckon. If you fancy making soy candles yourself I found these instructions on she.knows.com which look super easy, but I am sticking with Rachel's because my house now smells wonderful.
If you fancy a candle or a pinhole photography workshop, or for Rachel to bring her pop-up dark room to a school near you contact her via her website www.rachelsdarkroom.co.uk - oh and she makes a lovely cup of tea.