Eco Crafts

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All workshops are for adults & beginner friendly unless otherwise indicated.
Please note that our workshop schedule changes both monthly and seasonally.
To view our calendar, click here.

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DIY Wool Dryer Ball Workshop *design changes seasonally | Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Alan Pippy  | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults 

Workshop Description:

Protecting ourselves and our planet has never been so important. Now is a great time to move towards a more eco friendly lifestyle.

 

During this workshop you will learn about the benefits of sustainable and eco friendly living. With friendly guided step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to make your very own wool dryer ball through the art of needle felting.

What makes wool dryer balls so awesome?

❤ They are natural and made from a renewable resource. Unlike, fabric softeners and dryer sheets that are full of chemicals and perfumes.

❤ They cut down on time in the dryer

❤ They won't affect the absorbency of your linens or your workout wear.

❤ They soften fabric naturally

❤ They are reusable for approx. 1000 loads of laundry

How do wool dryer balls work?

Wool dryer balls cut at least 25% off the time to dry a load of laundry, saving time and energy. They work their way into tight spaces and that’s what makes them so awesome. Dryer balls also agitate against the fibers in clothes and linens, which makes everything feel softer coming out of the dryer.

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Reusable Beeswax Wraps Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 1 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description

When packaging or storing food, many of us use plastic wrap to help keep our food fresh. However, there are some great alternative eco friendly options that Eco Crafter Alan is excited to teach you about!

Beeswax food wraps have become increasingly popular, not only because they are environmentally friendly but, also because they are budget friendly. This wonderful product is reusable and allows your food to breath. They are a great natural and sustainable alternative for food storage and will keep your food fresh longer.

During this fun DIY workshop, Alan will guide you through the steps to making a beautiful set of 3 beeswax wraps to take home, use and enjoy! You will learn an innovative method that involves using an iron instead of an oven. We use premium quality organic beeswax and pretty decorative fabrics to create both a useable and aesthetically pleasing set of beeswax wraps.

Allergy Warning: Organic cold pressed coconut oil is used during this workshop

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DIY Felted Soap Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 1.5 hour of instruction and supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description

During this fun wet felting workshop, participants will learn to how to make 2 of their very own felted bars of soap to take home and enjoy! The wool helps to extend the lifespan of the bar of soap, and shrinks with it as it's being used. It also acts as a gentle wash cloth to help exfoliate your skin.

We will be using pure goats milk soap bars, which are hypoallergenic, chemical free and build a luxurious lather for scrubbing! Through guided step by step instruction, you will learn the unique art of wet felting to create the exfoliation cover around the bars of soap. Please note: this is not a soap making class.

Why do we love felted soap?

🧼 Felting is an ancient craft

🧼 The felt shrinks with the soap

🧼 The felt prolongs the use of the bar of soap

🧼 The felt is exfoliating and has antimicrobial properties

🧼 The soap lathers well and you don’t use as much soap

🧼 The felt makes gripping the soap much easier

🧼 The wool dries out well between uses