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Olive's Workshops

Felted Soaps: Easy & Natural Gifts

Regular price $65.00
Regular price Sale price $65.00
Instructor: Jessica Kaufman

Friday, December 9

3:30pm. – 6:30 p.m. 

Adult 18+

Beginner Level. No experience required.

Learn how to transform regular bars of soap into functional pieces of art through wet felting.  The thin coat of felted wool wrapped around the soap will help make it last longer and adds a bit of texture for exfoliation.  It serves as a beautiful replacement for a washcloth or loofah– simply wet the felted soap with water and rub between your hands to lather or use directly on your skin. As you use it, the wool will continue to shrink around the bar of soap until you are left with a pretty little wool felt scrubby, perfect to use for cleansing your skin or even cleaning your kitchen! The wool scrubby is 100% biodegradable and an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bottles of soap. Participants will make several felted soaps and leave with the experience needed to make more at home.

All materials except your soap are included in the Materials Kit Fee of $10 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.

*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.

Students supply list:
Several bars of your favorite solid soaps. Anything from common Ivory to special handmade herbal soaps will work. Olive’s Porch has several handmade natural soaps available for purchase.
  • Towel
  • Apron (optional)
  • Note-taking materials (optional)

 *Masks are recommended, but not required while participating in a workshop or event.

About Jessica Kaufman:

Jess Kaufman has an MA in crafts education and is the owner of WAXON Batik & Dye Studio in Asheville, NC. With over twenty years of teaching experience, Jess has taught textile and fiber arts to summer campers, school children, high schoolers, and adults up and down the East Coast. Her enthusiasm for teaching is apparent in every class she leads. Formerly, she founded, teaching knitting and other crafts in New York City and North Carolina.