Monthly Archives: August 2018

Making Cold Soap on a Hot Summer Day

When: Saturday August 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Member’s home studio in Toney, contact the guild for driving directions.
Supply Fee: Depends on how much soap you take home.
Pre-registration deadline: August 11.
Workshop open to adults and youth ages 16 and up.

Learn to make all natural handmade soap as we experiment with what we learned in the November 2017 workshop. This will not be “melt and pour” but “from scratch” homemade soap. Like grandma did it but better. You will learn to make your own soap. You’ll learn how to safely handle lye, the properties that the various oils give to soap, how to use scents and colors and how to make your own soap recipes.

We will have the equipment and supplies for you to make your own soap to take home. Or, you can watch and learn.

If you want to make soap, please wear clothes that could get dirty, long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed toe shoes if possible. Bring your own safety equipment: goggles, thick chore gloves and apron. Bring your own soap molds if you want something special.

Email HsvFiber @gmail.com to pre-register by August 11 and reserve your supplies. You are welcome if you don’t pre-register, but there might not be enough supplies.

Important Planning Meeting

When: Tuesday August 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
Where: Cooper House across street from Central Presbyterian Church at 406 Randolph Avenue Huntsville.

I. Prepare for Meeting: Nominate officers. Persons can nominate themselves. Offices can be shared. Person being nominated must agree to be nominated before the meeting. Contact the guild with your nominations ASAP.

II. Nominate a Slate of Officers at meeting. Election will be September 15 meeting.

III. Plan Workshops/Meetings: Suggest topics and/or leaders.

Editors Note: I have found that I get more from an organization when I give something of myself to it. Some of the officers in the Huntsville Fiber Guild have given more than their fair share, and are requesting a rest. If you have enjoyed any of the workshops we’ve had this past year, we need to hear from you. If you want Huntsville to have a really great fiber guild, we need to hear from you.

From the By Laws: “The object of this Guild shall be to foster knowledge of the fiber arts through workshops, demonstrations, educational programs, and exhibitions for members and others who are interested in working with fibers.” Is this something you want too?