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Lidiia Olszowy

Lidiia Olszowy made her first soap in Ukraine when she was 15 years old. Her curiosity stemmed from the herbal teas and natural dyes of her mother's work and was aided by her grandmother's life long experiences. At a young age she was exposed to native European crafts like embroidery, knitting, crocheting, candle-making, painting, sewing, flower-making, macrame, herbal teas, beading, healing balms and many others. …Read More

Lidiia Olszowy made her first soap in Ukraine when she was 15 years old. Her curiosity stemmed from the herbal teas and natural dyes of her mother’s work and was aided by her grandmother’s life long experiences.

At a young age she was exposed to native European crafts like embroidery, knitting, crocheting, candle-making, painting, sewing, flower-making, macrame, herbal teas, beading, healing balms and many others.

Lidiia followed her husband to Fairbanks when he took a job with a local company in 2010. She started a small farm plus a cosmetic and soap making business which she named “Alaska’s Angels Farm”. Her company is well known for utilizing natural and environmental friendly products to many people in the interior of Alaska, the lower 48 and throughout the world.

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Upcoming Events

May
1
Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
May
2
Tue
5:30 pm Carpentry Basics
Carpentry Basics
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Carpentry Basics @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Carpentry Basics (8 session course) Instructors: John Manthei & David Costello Almost everyone, at some point in their life, needs to build a small building of some kind. It is a fun, practical and rewarding[...]
May
4
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
May
6
Sat
10:00 am Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance
Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance Instructor: Brian Sprague This 2 hour session will provide a brief introduction to the essential anatomy and mechanical relationships of a chainsaw and quickly move into a discussion of the high[...]
11:00 am Introduction to Natural Soap Making
Introduction to Natural Soap Making
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Introduction to Natural Soap Making @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Natural Soap Making Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy                       Learn to make soap from scratch with us! This class will give you a simple introduction[...]
2:00 pm Tree Felling and Firewood
Tree Felling and Firewood
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tree Felling and Firewood @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Tree Felling and Firewood (2 session course) Instructor: Brian Sprague This is a two session class with the first, classroom-based, session at The Folk School. The second session will be held at a field location[...]