Fiber Arts







Felting Sculptural Vessels

Carol Ingram

Felted vessels or hollow forms can be created several different ways depending on the desired result. On day one, participants will learn the basic techniques of felting over a resist to create a three dimensional vessel. Color and design considerations will be discussed. There will be a strong emphasis on surface texture and creating a pleasing shape using several sculptural techniques. Day two will include instruction for finishing and embellishing: adding handles, rims, attachments, beads and stitching. All levels of experience are welcome.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $190
         Non-members: $230
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $215 (members)         $255 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students need to bring soap and a small dish, pan or bowl to hold water. Dawn, Ivory or an olive oil based soap is recommended.

Sessions:

1204-0819    This session has been cancelled

      Sun August 19, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon August 20, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Felted Handbag

Carol Ingram

Create a decorative and functional purse using merino wool roving and fabric. Your uniquely designed handbag will include pockets and a handle. We will be exploring the basics of seamless wet felting with an emphasis on surface design and color mixing. Design a purse that looks good on you and holds all your personal belongings. Open to all skill levels.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $190
         Non-members: $230
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $215 (members)         $255 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students need to bring soap and a small dish, pan or bowl to hold water. Dawn, Ivory or an olive oil based soap is recommended.

Sessions:

1205-0821    This session has been cancelled

      Tue August 21, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed August 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Rugs from Rags

Caroline Dvorak

Fabric remnants will be used to make a 24"x30" rug. Students will have a choice of making a "Sock Rug", using loopers from a sock factory, or making a "Rag Rug" using strips of fabric remnants or clothing. No weaving experience is necessary. The looms are dressed and ready to go, all you need to bring is your creative spirit and leave with a finished one-of-a-kind rag rug. Extra materials may be purchased for a small fee of $3.00 per inch if you wish to make a longer rug.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $60
         Non-members: $80
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $70 (members)         $90 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1236-0408 This offering has already met      Sun April 8, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0506 This offering has already met      Sun May 6, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0610 This offering has already met      Sun June 10, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0715 This offering has already met      Sun July 15, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0812 This offering has already met      Sun August 12, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0909    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun September 9, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-1014    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun October 14, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-1104    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun November 4, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-1209    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun December 9, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Rugs from Rags...and More!

Caroline Dvorak

This full day class will allow students to learn about selecting and preparing fabric remnants, explore designing a rag rug and discussing the various parts of the loom and their functions. Students will be able to make 2 small rugs or one long rug. The looms are dressed and ready to go for the students. No previous weaving experience is necessary.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $110
         Non-members: $130
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1237-0520 This offering has already met      Sun May 20, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1237-0729 This offering has already met      Sun July 29, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1237-0923    This session has been cancelled
      Sun September 23, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1237-1028    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun October 28, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving: Colorful Dish Towels

Lilly Marsh

Cotton dish towels are a great first project for learning the floor loom. Cotton is a simple to weave fiber and dish towels can be a wonderful playground for color and texture in simple twills. We will focus on basic skills in design and warping on Saturday. Sunday afternoon will find us weaving off the finished and functional towel. Students will have a choice of colors for their design.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $130
         Non-members: $160
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $145 (members)         $175 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 ½ Days

Sessions:

1235-0602 This offering has already met
      Sat June 2, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 3, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1235-0804 This offering has already met
      Sat August 4, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 5, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1235-1006    This session has been cancelled

      Sat October 6, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 7, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1235-1201    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat December 1, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun December 2, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Needle Felted Teacup Fairy Garden

Leslie Scarborough

Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material. Students will make a Teacup Fairy Garden. Basic needle-felting techniques will be discussed and taught. Fine surface work will be emphasized. This course is intermediate because much of the work is done in-hand without the use of a felting pad. Intermediate level, prior experience helpful.

  • Location: 18 Curran St, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

This class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located next to the Shirt Factory Gallery. Students are required to bring a vintage teacup or any similarly small vessel (e.g. sugar bowl), 1-2 ounces of core wool, less than 1 ounce of various other colors (greens for grass/shrubs/trees, earth tones for houses, brighter colors for flowers), natural elements such as very small pine cones, acorn caps, and other such things that can be incorporated into the wool elements, #38 & #40 gauge needle-felting needles, tacky glue, and small sharp scissors. A needle-felting pad is helpful but not necessary. *All supplies can be found at Common Thread in Saratoga Springs or online at New England Felting company or Livingfelt.com. Hobby Lobby carries very small amounts of colored wool that can be used for accents.

Sessions:

1239-1014    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 14, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Needle Felted Snowman

Leslie Scarborough

Needle felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material. Students will make a lovely whimsical snowman, perfect for the holidays or as a winter decoration. Basic needle felting techniques will be discussed and taught. Beginner level. No prior experience is required.

  • Location: 18 Curran Lane, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

This class will take place at 18 Curran Lane in Glens Falls, NY - and while part of the Shirt Factory complex, 18 Curran Lane is located around the corner from the front entrance of the Shirt Factory Gallery. Students are required to bring 1.5-2 ounces of core wool, 1-1.5 ounces of white wool, less than 1 ounce of black, orange, and various other colors depending on personal preference for scarf and other aspects of the snowman (the design can be personalized and does not have to be the class example), #38 and #40 gauge needle-felting needles, and a needle-felting pad. *All supplies can be found at Common Thread in Saratoga Springs or online at New England Felting Company or Livingfelt.com. Hobby Lobby carries very small amounts of colored wool that can be used for accents.

Sessions:

1216-1103    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 3, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm