Saturday, May 19th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn first-hand how to transform wool into felt! In this beginner friendly workshop, participants will create a variety of felted soaps to take home. What is felted soap? It’s a bar of soap with brilliant, colorful wool wrapped around it. The wool acts as a natural and gentle exfoliant and is anti-microbial. The covering also prolongs the life of the soap. The wool will continue to felt (shrink) around the bar of soap as you use it.
We will begin with the basics, and then work our way up to designs such as stars, rainbows, and color gradients. You will learn the basics of wet-felting and receive an instruction sheet for how to make soaps at home.
$5 materials fee due to instructor at class.
2 medium sized bath towels
6 bars of soap, either with rounded edges or oval shaped (no sharp corners)
Small plastic bucket
Small plastic spray bottle
Gloves, if you have very sensitive skin. The wool we will be using is very soft and not scratchy, but you may want to wear gloves if your skin is sensitive.
Apron, if you want to protect your clothing from some splashes of water and soap.
Annamarie is an artist with a passion for felting, weaving, and painting. Her themes are centered on the love of nature and animals. She likes the tactile and malleable nature of wool, and happily creates felted paintings, soaps, coasters, flowers, and more. Making woven wall hangings has been a delightful pursuit as well! She enjoys creating acrylic and watercolor paintings and specializes in pet portraits. You may have seen her cute “Christmas Mouse” cards at the Holiday Market!
She lives in East Falmouth with her husband, Jason, with whom they run an Etsy business, “Bear, Moose and Bunny”. She works in Development at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a great place to be! She has a degree in Art Education from UMass Dartmouth and has served in AmeriCorps and Peace Corps – The Gambia.
Her greatest joy of all is sharing the creative process with others!