April 22, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Felted soaps are wonderful to use, make and give as gifts and the process is a great introduction to wet felting. Wet felting uses heat, soap, water and agitation to “shrink” the wool into a compact and soft layer of wool. As you use the bar and the soap shrinks, so does the wool. Once the soap is gone you will have a lovely densely felted hollow form with you can easily turn into an ornament or other decorative item.
Using wool from Clover Valley Farm’s Happy Sheep with guidance from farm owner/operator, Cindy Hale, you will make one or two felted soaps (as time allows), and you’ll see examples of what to do with the hollow form after the soap is gone, so you can learn the entire process. All supplies and materials for two felted soaps will be provided, and additional wool will be available for purchase from the instructor.
You should bring…
A bath towel, an apron, a bowl or ice cream bucket (to hold soapy water), a notebook, and pens/pencils (for sketching and notes), and finally, a plastic bag to bring your wet projects home. Optional = your choice of a bar of soap (oil-based soap is best).
No special experience required.
Best for Ages…
10 and older (children must be accompanied by an adult. They can work as a team or both can register individually, each registration will make two felted soaps)
Venue: Duluth Folk School Library
The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.
Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.