Homespun School

Homespun Craft School is a skills-based heirloom craft classroom and studio. Our goal is to create and maintain a community of makers; who foster creativity and share skills, traditions, and lore. We are ever evolving while being committed to our connection with the past.

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Natural Bar Soaps $60

  • The Community Room at People's Co-op 3029 Southeast 21st Avenue Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)

In this hands-on workshop, we will cover the basic theory and practice of natural soap making from scratch. The first step is to learn how to safely use and handle caustic lye. We will also discuss natural pigments, blending essential oils, oil properties, lye calculators and recipe building, curing, trace, basic techniques and troubleshooting for successful soap making at home. We will demonstrate making a 4 lb loaf of swirled soap, while with a partner from the class you will make your own small batch of soap to take home.  You will leave with a list of basic recipes and a purchase list of everything you need to get started. All materials will be provided including a small selection of Essential Oils, however if you prefer to bring your own Essential Oils, please do.  

NOTE: Please wear long sleeves, pants and closed toe shoes to class since we will be working with lye.

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Earlier Event: October 19
Homespun Fall Clothing/Costume Swap!
Later Event: November 11
Bundle Dyeing Workshop $90