Tool Library Offers “Homemade for the Holidays” Series

To continue in the spirit of Barter Fair this year, The West Seattle Tool Library is offering Homemade for the Holidays, a series of workshops taught by your neighbors on how to make hand crafted items for holiday giving. From soap making to homemade liqueurs, from basic jewelry design to easy canning, learn to make handcrafted goods at home in the spirit of a do-it-yourself holiday season.

All classes are held Tuesday evenings at the West Seattle Tool Library workshop at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW.

Workshop Schedule:

Introduction to Holiday Canning: Nov. 29th, 7-9 PM

Learn how to preserve your harvest.  We’ll cover all the basics of using a hot water bath canner.  Each participant will get to take home a few jars of what we can in class.
Instructor: Christina Hahs
Cost: $20 plus $5 for materials
Register Here! SOLD OUT

Introduction to Backyard Booze: Dec. 6th, 7-9 PM

Learn to use fruit and simple ingredients to make homemade specialty liqueurs such as Fig Bourbon, Rumtopf, Cranberry Spice Vodka, or Pineapple Rum.
Instructor: Vanessa Primer
Cost: $20
Register Here! SOLD OUT

Introduction to Jewelry Making: Dec. 13th, 7-9 PM

Learn the basics of beading and wirework. Techniques learned include crafting clasps, wire wrapping and beading to begin creating a bracelet or necklace to complete at home.
Instructor: Jill Sundberg
Cost: $20 plus $5 for materials
Register Here!

Introduction to Soapmaking, Dec. 20th 7-9 PM

Homemade soaps make great gifts!  Join us as we demonstrate the basics of traditional soap making using all-natural herbs and essential oils. These are tried and true, simple methods you will be able to use at home. If there’s enough time, this class will also cover the basics of making bath salts, scrubs, teas, and oils.
Instructor: Vanessa Primer
Cost: $20 plus $5 for materials
Register Here!

4 thoughts on “Tool Library Offers “Homemade for the Holidays” Series

  1. I found out about your library tools when I registered for a course
    at Seattle community college (work shop) on how to tile and basic electrical. I have looked it up on and thought to e-mail you concerning my interest in soap making. I would like to the date to this class and any other information. I hope to hear from you soon.
    I hope to hear from you soon.

  2. Please let me know if you add anymore soap making classes this fall. I don’t think I can do the one on Dec 20, as I am going out of town early on the 21st. Thanks! Susan

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