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Tasha is well-known for dipping her own supply of beeswax candles in an old iron cauldron over a fire. This booklet will explain the process and give you tips, even for a smaller scale! We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.
From the introduction "Humans have used light to lengthen and brighten their days for 15,000 years. Hollowed-out stones filled with animal fat and used as lamps were among the earliest light sources. Modern-day oil lamps work in much the same way, with a wick pulling fuel up to a flame. Early methods of torch lighting involved soaking papyrus, flax, or other fibers in resins, pitch or natural oils and burning them as torches. This technique progressed to the use of twisted fibers dipped in various combustible substances that remain solid at room temperature. These dipped fibers were early versions of candles."