Have some good, clean fun making felted soap with fiber artist Tiana St. James

A Billings Backyard Series presentation

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. —WOODSTOCK — Try out new skills, embrace your creativity, and have some good, clean fun while learning how to make your own felted soap! The Billings Backyard Series presents Making Felted Soap with fiber artist Tiana St. James on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10–11:30 a.m.

Courtesy BF&M

Using locally made soaps and wool from Billings Farm & Museum’s own sheep, instructor Tiana St. James will walk participants through the processes of both wet felting and needle felting to make a charming and sustainable product. Felted soap lasts longer and helps exfoliate as it cleans. Felted soap makes a great holiday gift too.

This program takes place at Billings Farm & Museum and is followed by a 30-minute Q&A period. The workshop costs $15/person; $10/BF&M Member. The workshop materials are supplied to each participant at no extra charge, courtesy of the SpringRiver Foundation Trust. Space is limited!  Reserve your spot at billingsfarm.org/classes-workshops or call 802-457-2355.

An Upper Valley native, St. James has been an interpreter at Billings Farm & Museum for seven years. Knitting and crochet led her to discover the fascinating world of fiber arts, from all stages of the wool and flax to linen processes. Through her association with the Aker Fiber Farm in Enfield, NH, she has developed and taught classes for a variety of ages on a wide array of textile crafts.

Billings Backyard is a series of workshops designed to teach sustainable living skills to adult participants and is underwritten by a generous grant from the SpringRiver Private Foundation Trust. Each workshop includes hands-on demonstrations and concrete steps for incorporating these skills into everyday life.

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