Join in the fun of creating a natural wash cloth with alpaca fiber! Felted fiber shrinks with your soap, acts as an exfoliant, is naturally anti-microbial, and helps your wonderful soap last longer! Using fiber from her own herd, Gwen Olmstead will demonstrate techniques for various effects on felted soap bars. Participants will each felt and take home two bars of soap. All materials are provided, and additional fiber will be available for purchase. This is hands-on, relaxing crafting, suitable for any age that can easily hold a bar of soap in their hands.
Gwen Olmstead is a PhD former education professor, now enjoying life as an alpaca farmer and fiber artist. She resides in Kintnersville with her husband and three children at Outlying Acres Fiber Farm where she continues an education career, teaching about all things fibery.