Fiber Arts



AFS Sewing Circle

Various

Calling all fiber artists! Do you have a project you're in the middle of? Want some company while you work? Sounds like AFS Sewing Circle is the place for you! Quilters, knitters, and fiber artists alike are welcome to join us every month for an afternoon of quilting and camaraderie. Bring your works in progress, and enjoy sharing your experience and the company of your fellow quilters. Pre-registration is not required. All are welcome!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $1
         Non-members: $1
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Registration is not required and tuition is free for AFS Sewing Circle.

Sessions:

1859-0311    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu March 11, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1859-0408    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu April 8, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1859-0513    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu May 13, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1859-0610    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu June 10, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1859-0708    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu July 8, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1859-0812    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu August 12, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1859-0909    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu September 9, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1859-1014    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu October 14, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1859-1111    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu November 11, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1859-1209    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu December 9, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm




Rugs from Rags

Caroline Dvorak

No weaving experience is necessary! The looms are dressed and ready to go, all you need to do is bring your creative spirit and to leave with a finished one-of-a-kind rug. Students will have a choice of making a traditional Rag Rug using recycled fabric strips or making a Sock Rug using remnants from a sock factory. Colors and choices of fabric and remnants vary from class to class depending on availability. The rugs are 24” wide, and up to 45” long.

  • 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:

1796-0425    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun April 25, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1796-0516    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 16, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1796-0627    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 27, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1796-0718    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun July 18, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1796-0815    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 15, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1796-0912    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 12, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1796-1024    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 24, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1796-1114    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 14, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Introduction to Weaving on a Floor Loom

Teri Dvorak

Students will learn, through instruction and hands on experience, how to set up a loom and weave fabric. The four basic steps covered are Design and Planning, Winding a Warp, Dressing a Loom and Weaving. Students will leave with a sampler of basic plain weave and twill weaves that they have created. No experience on a loom is required.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $180 (members)         $220 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Half Days

Sessions:

1775-0507    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri May 7, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri May 14, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri May 21, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri May 28, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

1775-0903    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri September 3, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri September 10, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri September 17, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri September 24, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Weaving on a Floor Loom: Next Steps

Teri Dvorak

Once the basics of winding a warp and dressing a loom have been learned, endless possibilities unfold. This class will focus on variations of twill. All students will weave a twill sampler on a pre-dressed loom, and will also design and create their own handwoven piece. Each will wind a warp, dress a loom, and weave with joy! Various cotton and wool yarns will be available to choose from and use.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $185 (members)         $225 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Half Days

Sessions:

1777-0604    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri June 4, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri June 11, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri June 18, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri June 25, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

1777-1001    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri October 1, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri October 8, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri October 15, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri October 22, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Rugs from Rags...and More!

Caroline Dvorak

Join us for a full day of rug weaving! No weaving experience is necessary! The looms are dressed and ready to go, all you need to do is bring your creative spirit and to leave with a one-of-a-kind rug. Students will be weaving a traditional Rag Rug using recycled fabric strips. Colors and choices of fabric vary from class to class depending on availability. Students can weave up to 90” – either one long rug, or a few shorter ones.

  • 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:

1797-0606    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 6, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1797-1003    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 3, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Beginning Knitting - Make Coasters

Patricia Goldberg

Have you always wanted to learn to knit but thought it was too difficult? Don’t feel intimidated! Our instructor will help you through the process of learning the two basic kinds of stitches as you make at least one lovely coaster. If time permits you may make all three!! Ages 8 to adult.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $55 (members)         $65 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Bring worsted weight yarn in your favorite color. Knitting needles will be provided.

Sessions:

1771-0619    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 19, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1771-0804    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed August 4, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Needle Felted Fall Decor

Barbara Boughton

Needle felting is a fun and addictive craft. The wool is very forgiving as it can be continually reshaped, similar to sculpting with clay. In this introductory class, we will discuss the variety of wools, tools, and techniques used to form desired shapes in creating three-dimensional objects. Students will sculpt two medium sized pumpkins or gourds, with techniques that can be transferred to unlimited ideas. Each student's work will be different as we work with a number of choices of type of fleece and colors used. Additional kits and tools will be available for purchase.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $110 (members)         $130 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1868-0918    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 18, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm