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Workshop: Hand-Felted Soaps
September 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Yummy-smelling soaps with a soft, built-in washcloth – how’s that for practical? Hand-felted soaps look beautiful, smell good enough to eat, and will take your bathtime rituals up a notch. Wrapped in soft – not scratchy! – naturally anti-fungal wool, these soaps lather fragantly, last longer than regular soaps, and provide added exfoliation to leave your skin feeling extra pampered. Over time, the wool will shrink around the soap, leaving you with a small pouch that you can cut open and use with another bar of soap. Makes a great gift!
Students will make two felted soaps in this class, learning the basics of hand felting as well as needle felting, which will allow crafters to apply a design to their felted soap. All necessary workshop supplies will be provided.
Katie Hart of Hart’s Handmade will be lending her soapcrafting expertise as the instructor of this workshop. An animal lover based out of Greenwood, Katie specializes in 100% vegan, small batch, handmade soap and body products. Sourcing locally whenever possible, Katie recently collaborated with Indiana City Brewing Company and Tinker Coffee Company to make some delicious-smelling beer and coffee soaps, available for purchase at Homespun: Modern Handmade. Check out more of Katie’s work at her website.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This workshop is open to students ages 8 and up.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free parking is available on weekdays only after 5:30pm and all day on weekends in the lot behind the Trailside Building. Overnight parking is never available. There are also 25 free street spaces along the street behind the Trailside building. Otherwise, metered parking is available along Mass Ave. Please adhere to posted signage.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
All supplies and tools are included in the cost of this workshop. You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks if you are the noshy type. This is a private event so feel free to BYOB.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Please be sure to purchase your tickets for the workshop at least 48 hours in advance, as the workshop needs a minimum number of attendees to run. If the minimum is not reached tickets will NOT be sold at the door and any previously sold tickets will be refunded in full. Tickets are otherwise non-refundable unless at least 72 hours notice is given.