Fiber Arts



Dyeing with Plants and Food Scraps

Krystina Konanec

Using plants and other natural materials to dye is a way to connect with nature and also use what resources we have. Making artistic and beautiful creations with what is available to us is both rewarding and empowering. Participants will leave this class having learned about preparing fibers for dyeing for best results, the tools needed to start plant dyeing and an overview of plants and other materials to use for dyeing. They will also leave with fiber dyed in class to keep as samples of the start of their natural dyeing journey.

  • 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:

1530-0728    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun July 28, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Quilting the Landscape

Elaine Katz

Capture the beauty of the Adirondack region in an art quilt of your own making. Come join quilt artist Elaine Katz as she leads you through the steps of creating your own unique 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 dimension and interest. This class is open to all levels of artists and quilters.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $195 (members)         $235 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students should bring photos or other images they wish to work from and any fabrics or embellishments they wish to use. The instructor will also provide various fabrics, scraps, beads, sequins and ribbons. If you have a sewing machine, you may bring that too.

Sessions:

1491-0810    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat August 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Beginning Knitting for Adirondackers

Julie Hutchinson and Patricia Goldberg

Have you always wanted to knit but thought it was too difficult? Don't feel intimidated! Julie and Patricia will help you through the process. You will learn the two basic stitches as you make a lovely creation (pictured here) that can be used as a dishcloth, face cloth, wall hanging or even a pillow! All materials supplied.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $60 (members)         $70 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1523-0810    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 10, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 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:

1355-0414 This offering has already met      Sun April 14, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0505 This offering has already met      Sun May 5, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0609 This offering has already met      Sun June 9, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0714 This offering has already met      Sun July 14, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0811    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun August 11, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0908    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun September 8, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-1013    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 13, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-1110    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 10, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-1208    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun December 8, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Spinning on a Drop Spindle

Krystina Konanec

Spinning is an ancient craft and a way to reflect on and connect with materials we wear and use on a more basic level. Come learn how to transform raw wool into beautifully spun yarn. You will learn to make your own drop spindle and how to spin on it to make your own mini skein of yarn.

  • 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:

1531-0818    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 18, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 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:

1356-0519 This offering has already met      Sun May 19, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1356-0922    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 22, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 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:

1500-0602 This offering has already met      Sun June 2, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1500-1110    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm