with Fiber Artist, Tiana St. James
A Billings Backyard Series Presentation
Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 am
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT . . . 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 Felted Soapmaking with Fiber Artist Tiana St. James on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10 – 11:30 AM.
Using locally made soaps and wool from our own Billings Farm & Museum 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 gift too!
This presentation 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. Space is limited! Reserve your spot at www.billingsfarm.org/classes-workshops/ or call 802-457-2355.
About Tiana St. James. An Upper Valley native, Tiana has been an interpreter at Billings Farm & Museum for seven years. Her love for 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. Upcoming workshops:
January 22, 2022: Kimchi, Kraut and More! with Billings Farm’s Chef Emery
February 26, 2022: Seed Starting & Garden Planning Like a Champ with Master Gardener Ben Pauly
Visiting safely. For the continued safety of our staff and guests, all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering in all indoor spaces. All guests must wear masks when around people and unable to maintain 6’ physical distances outdoors. No entry is permitted without a face covering. Visit billingsfarm.org/safety for details.
Billings Farm & Museum, now in its 39th season, is open weekends Nov – Feb 10AM-4PM, and daily, 10AM-5PM April – October. Find the Special Events Calendar, daily schedules, admission pricing and membership information at billingsfarm.org. Celebrate Billings Farm’s 150th Anniversary with a visit this season and support its education mission at billingsfarm.org/donate.
Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution. Billings Farm & Museum is committed to providing educational opportunities and experiences to our visitors, whether here in Woodstock, Vermont or at home wherever you are through our online resources at Billings Farm at Home. Visit us on billingsfarm.org, and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/BillingsFarmMuseum/ and Instagram at instagram.com/billingsfarm/.
Photo credit: Billings Farm & Museum