Felted soaps are the perfect gift: long lasting, beautiful, all natural, and handmade with love (by you!). In this class, you will learn the principles behind turning loose combed roving into thick, solid felt. You’ll also learn the difference between various breeds of sheep’s wool, plus how to prepare and design woolen batts for making several felted soaps. You bring the bars of soap that please you most—but no glycerin based (clear) soaps. They just don’t work as well with the wooly fibers! Dress to get sudsy: short sleeved tops and comfy shoes for standing, as we’ll be doing all the felting by hand. Bring a plastic shopping bag to put your finished soaps in, as they will be damp. We will have time to finish one soap for sure, two soaps probably, and if you’d like to prep the third bar to take home with you for some real home-made fun, that’s fine, too.
Materials Fee: $10
Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60
Instructor: bio Jess Kaufmann