Cleaning, Felting, Worms and Ammolite at Hands-on Winter Workshops

Galt Workshops Run Thursdays | 7:00-9:00 pm

The Galt Museum & Archives popular Galt Workshops program returns with hands-on topics for adults on home-made cleansers, nuno felting, worm composting and jewellery-making, offered on two Thursdays in February and two Thursdays in April, starting at 7:00 pm.

“We invite people to come with a group of friends, a child, or on their own,” says Leslie Hall, Community Program Coordinator for the Galt.

  • Thu FEB 07 Home-Made Cleansers Learn the science and history of eco-friendly cleansers and try out some of our recipes. 

  • Thu FEB 28 Nuno Felting Learn the history of the oldest textile in the world – felt.  Then try your hand at felting wool fibres to silk chiffon to create a beautiful scarf. 

  • Thu APR 11 Worm Composting Learn how to create and care for your own indoor (smell free!) worm composting bin.  Bring two 38L Rubbermaid bins, or make a small version using an ice cream bucket we provide. 

  • Thu APR 25 Ammolite Wire Wrapped Pendant René Trudel from Korite International shares the history (and science!) of Ammolite, and Lisa Wilson teaches you how to wire wrap your own Ammolite pendant. Ammolite provided by Korite International.

Galt Workshops run from 7:00 – 9:00 pm each night; registration is not required. Admission fees apply: $6 for adults, $5 seniors; $3 students and ages 7-17, which include exhibit access and all supplies. The program is free for annual pass holders. Adult annual passes are available at the Museum Store for $25 and $20 for seniors.

The Archives department, Galt Museum Store and Discovery Hall are open to the public from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thursdays. For updates and details visit, call 403.320-3954, or email

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