Felt on a Bar of Soap

About Felt on a Bar of Soap

Looking for a fun and easy project that will help you declutter your stash? Little bits of wool roving can have a way of stacking up after several kits or projects, and this is a fun and decorative way to use them up! Felted soaps last longer as well, and are beautiful in your home, as gifts, or as an affordable small item to add to your collection of handmade goods for sale. We’ll be using both wet and dry felting techniques to decorate bars of soap. Once you learn how to make them, it’s likely no bars of soap are safe! You are welcome to work on as many felted soaps as you desire during class.

Class Materials Needed

Materials to gather from your stash:
Bar of soap—dove or ivory works great, but really any bar of soap you love will
work, including handmade soaps. Rounded edged soaps are easier to work than
sharp cornered soaps.
Wool roving in any colors, or wool batting works too.
Water-safe surface (cookie sheet on your table can work, or kitchen counter).
Bowl of hot water
Bowl of cold water, or you can run your creation under the tap.
A towel…or two.
Drying rack.
Hair dryer (optional, as just letting it dry 24 hours works fine too).
Felting needle (optional, if you want to work design embellishments).

Age Range

All Ages

Skill Level


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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

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Single two-hour session on Saturday, September 23, at 3 pm ET | 12 pm PT | 19:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Felt on a Bar of Soap
Laura Berlage

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Laura Berlage

Laura Berlage

Laura is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, WI. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming idea into form and overlapping narrative and visual. Laura also loves working with the many and beautiful natural materials from her farm—especially the wool from her sheep. Completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in 2011, Laura continues her lifelong passion for learning with mentorships and intensives that offer engaged, hands-on teaching with small groups to encourage creativity, imagination, and expression.

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