LEAF Junior class will take place on Thursday, December 4th at 4:00PM at the Patterson Library in Westfield.
Youth will learn about wool and will make a wool-felted soap bar. This class is appropriate for youth of all ages and abilities. Participants can bring their own bar of soap if they desire, however we will provide an unscented, and hypoallergenic . Participants are encouraged to wear clothes that can get wet.
This project is great to stuff a stocking with as it is a soap and washcloth in one. Wool is said to have natural antibacterial properties and the wool will shrink with the soap meaning you will be able to use it for the duration of the soap. The wool can be reused again and again.
Kim Witherow of Sherman will be teaching the course. Kim is a 4-H volunteer, homesteader, and self-described “fiber fanatic.” She has Masters Degrees in Engineering and Business Administration.
Pre-registration is required for the course to prepare educational materials. The cost for the class is $5.00 per participant. Participants are welcome to bring their own soap. Youth who are not enrolled in 4-H and all youth ages 5-8 must have a parent or guardian accompany them for the entire duration of the class. There is no additional fee for parents or guardians unless they would like to make their own felted soap.
Last updated November 21, 2022