Fiber Arts



Easy Farmers' Market Tote

Elisa Schneider

If you've ever thought about learning to sew, this is the course for you! Create a lovely market tote in one session using fabrics that you bring with you. The instructor will give step by step instruction on the basics of pinning a pattern, cutting and sewing to create a one of a kind tote that will be your go to for carrying market produce, library books or baby gear in style!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $16
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $101 (members)         $121 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students should bring 2 cuts of fabric - each 3/4 of a yard long (width can be 44-45" or wider). Fabrics can be solid or printed and should coordinate, as one will be used for the outside of the bag and the other for the lining. Heavier weight fabrics, such as cotton duck, denim, woven cotton or light weight quilted fabric, are best for the outside of the bag. Students should also bring a spool of thread in a coordinating color, scissors that will cut fabric, a ruler or soft tape measure and dressmaker straight pins. Instructor will have a single fabric choice on hand if needed.

Sessions:

1628-0126    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun January 26, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1628-0424    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri April 24, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1628-0827    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu August 27, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Rustic Cottage Shade

Elisa Schneider

Learn to create custom window treatments for your home! Sew this elegant window treatment that celebrates the beauty of crafting from simple, natural materials like 100% cotton muslin and a real tree branch harvested by you. This soft-fold relaxed roman shade will be made to fit the window of your choosing. The maximum width and height that can be fabricated are 45" and 78" respectively. Tree branch should be approximately 12"-18" wider than the overall width of your window. This simple style will be a favorite you'll want to create again and again! This class is suitable for students who have some basic knowledge of hand and machine sewing.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students should bring one or two photos of the window they are creating for, and the overall width and height measurement of the window, including the window frame. Students should also bring a spool of thread in a light ivory or cream color, scissors that will cut fabric, a ruler or soft tape measure and dressmaker straight pins. Students may bring their own sewing machine if they wish.

Sessions:

1627-0209    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun February 9, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1627-0515    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri May 15, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1627-0829    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 29, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




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:

1694-0109 This offering has already met      Thu January 9, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0213    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu February 13, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0312    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu March 12, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0409    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu April 9, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0514    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu May 14, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0609    Add registration to shopping cart
      Tue June 9, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0709    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu July 9, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0813    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu August 13, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0910    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu September 10, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-1008    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu October 8, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-1112    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu November 12, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-1210    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu December 10, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm




Barn Quilt Block and Matching Pillow

Carol Johns and Crystal Nulty

Do you have a barn, she-shed, man-cave, fence, or deck that needs a little quilting pizazz? This is the class for you! Students will pick from three patterns, all based on the Half Square Triangle (HST). Patterns available include the Bear Paw, the Pinwheel and the Star, in any of the 3-color designs pictured. (If desired, students can mix and match any of the 3 colors to customize their barn quilt.) Several techniques for making HSTs will be demonstrated. Students will begin by marking and painting their barn quilt and will move on to piecing and sewing their pillow while waiting for the paint to dry. Students should inform the school of their pattern and color choices at time of registration.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $130
         Non-members: $160
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $155 (members)         $185 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 ½ Days

Students should bring with them: a smock or apron, their sewing machine, thread, scissors, a seam ripper, a rotary cutter and cutting mat.

Sessions:

1653-0314    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat March 14, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Sun March 15, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Box Loom Weaving

Christine Eberhardt

Handwoven tape was originally used in the 1800's as an everyday necessity. The tape was used as apron ties, to lace up stays (corsets in today's world) and as garters. Today you could use the tapes to wrap gifts, tape wrist bands or for shoelaces. The box loom is period correct for demonstrations for reenactments too! In this class you will learn how to warp and weave on a box loom.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1671-0329    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun March 29, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

1671-1018    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 18, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 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:

1663-0419    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun April 19, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-0524    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 24, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-0628    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 28, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-0712    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun July 12, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-0802    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 2, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-0927    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 27, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-1025    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 25, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-1115    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 15, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Felted Accessories

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Create cuff bracelets and long wrap necklace/bracelets out of soft, colorful Merino wool and silk fibers using a wet felting technique. You will be able to embellish your cuffs with beads and embroidery on your own, if you wish. We can make several of these versatile accessories if time allows. This workshop is great for making special gifts.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1668-0118 This offering has already met      Sat January 18, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1668-0425    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat April 25, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Introduction to Weaving

Teri Dvorak

The art and craft of weaving is "as old as the hills" and crosses most cultures. In our current age of mass production, we are removed from the creation aspect of many things that we use daily. Weaving can ground you in the fundamentals of life and make you see the world through different eyes. This class will cover all aspects of the weaving process - terminology, equipment, designing the fabric, winding the warp, dressing the loom, sitting down to weave, and finishing options. These are all basic skills that every weaver needs. For those who already have weaving experience, this class provides the opportunity to learn new weave structures and techniques.

  • 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:

1617-0501    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri May 1, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri May 8, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri May 15, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri May 22, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

1617-0605    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri June 5, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri June 12, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri June 19, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri June 26, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

1617-0904    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri September 4, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri September 11, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri September 18, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Fri September 25, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

1617-1001    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu October 1, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Thu October 8, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Thu October 15, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Thu October 22, 2020 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Fantasy Fiber Flowers

Elaine Katz

Come join quilt artist, Elaine Katz, as she leads you through the steps of creating your own unique fantasy flower art quilt. Students will learn how to take an idea from its inception through the design process of placement, color, value, texture and embellishment to create a finished piece. We will also explore various techniques one can use to give the piece more dimension and interest. This class is open for all levels of artists and sewers.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students should bring their sewing machine and any embellishments they may wish to use.

Sessions:

1715-0518    Add registration to shopping cart
      Mon May 18, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Hobo Quilt

Sandy Collins

This is a fun and easy quilt for quilters of all skill levels, especially beginners. The blocks are layered and quilted before being sewn together which makes this a very fast project to complete. This is a good opportunity to use up some of your stash or to go shopping for more. Everyone will want to snuggle up with this super comfort "Hobo" quilt! Finished size is approximately 52" x 78".

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Course Length: 2 Half Days

Students should bring the following materials: 3 yards each of four different fabrics (12 yards total), twin size quilt batting and 2 spools of thread.

Sessions:

1673-0521    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu May 21, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Fri May 22, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1673-1022    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu October 22, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Fri October 23, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Silk Painting: Scarves

Nan Travers

Painting silk is an exciting and magical process. First silk is stretched on a frame and then dyes are applied using paint brushes and other techniques. The colors develop right before your eyes along the beautiful surface of the silk. You will learn different application techniques, first with a sampler and then with scarves and/or fabric. Students will be mixing their colors from the primary colors and black and will complete the process by steam setting the dyes. All work is done on silk provided by the instructor and each student will make two scarves.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Additional scarves will be available at an extra cost for those who would like to make more than two.

Sessions:

1607-0531    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 31, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 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:

1571-0617    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed June 17, 2020 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1571-0808    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 8, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Botanical Printing

Nan Travers

Botanical printing uses plants from around your yard and the Adirondack woods to create prints on fabric and paper. In this course, students will learn the basics of botanical printing and ways to extend those techniques to create one-of-a-kind items. Students will print two silk scarves and some paper cards using the techniques that can be replicated at home.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1652-0620    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 20, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Tuffet Footstool

Carol Johns

In this class, students will make a lovely, one of a kind, 18" custom tuffet style footstool. This is a great project for students who are quilters, as it will free you from all those strips of fabric that get stashed about the sewing room. Students can use as many different fabrics as they like. The pattern can be made with 2-64 different strips. Students will start by piecing the tuffet top, learning how to mark the pattern onto the fabric, then will move on to the sewing portion of the project. Students will finish by completing the tuffet top assembly and upholstering their tuffet.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $215
         Non-members: $265
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $315 (members)         $365 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 ½ Days

Students will need to bring the following: 1. Assortment of cotton decorative fabrics. The project requires 64 strips of fabric 2-3" wide and 23" long. 2. 6" square of coordinating fabric. 3. 5/8 yard of coordinating fabric. 4. 2 yards of muslin cut into 8 rectangles each measuring 9" x 22". 5. Marking pencil or pen. 6. A well-functioning sewing machine. 7. Thread. 8. Scissors. 9. Seam ripper. 10. Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.

Sessions:

1654-0629    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon June 29, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue June 30, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed July 1, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1654-0916    Add registration to shopping cart

      Wed September 16, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu September 17, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri September 18, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Machine Applique

Sandy Collins

Learn the technique of machine applique and make an Adirondack wall hanging. Students may choose a moose or bear theme. The project will be complete at the end of class, however if students wish to learn how to quilt their piece, they can do so in Sandy's Machine Quilting class on July 24th. Kits with all material needed for the project will be provided. Finished size is approximately 26" x 26".

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students will need to bring a sewing machine with at least a zigzag stitch and scissors.

Sessions:

1674-0717    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri July 17, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Machine Quilting

Sandy Collins

Learn the basics techniques of free motion machine quilting to finish your sewing projects. Shadow quilting and a fill will both be demonstrated, and students will learn to finish off their projects with a binding. Students should bring a sewing machine with a quilting foot and feed dogs that can be dropped, thread, and extra fabric and batting for practice.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Student's should bring a sewing machine with a quilting foot and feed dogs that can be dropped. Students who took Sandy's Machine Applique class on July 17 may bring their wall hanging to be quilted during this class.

Sessions:

1675-0724    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri July 24, 2020 9:00 am - 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 discuss 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:

1664-0823    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 23, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Felted Slippers

Krystina Konanec

Wet felting is an ancient craft; one of the oldest ways of making cloth. It is also a way of working that helps us reflect on and connect with the materials we wear and use on a more basic level. In this class participants will make themselves a custom pair of slippers using wool, soap, hot water and the strength of their own hands.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Half Days

Sessions:

1716-1003    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 3, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun October 4, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Felted Pouches

Krystina Konanec

Wet felting is an ancient craft; one of the oldest ways of making cloth. It is also a way of working that helps us reflect on and connect with the materials that we wear and use on a more basic level. Come learn how to transform raw wool into a useful pouch that can be used as a cell phone case, eye glass case or small carrying pouch.

  • 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

Sessions:

1717-1121    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 21, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm