Fiber Arts







Introduction to Inkle Loom Weaving

Caroline Dvorak

Join us for a morning of inkle loom weaving! Students will have a variety of patterns and colors to choose from. They will use the pattern to warp an inkle loom to create a colorful band that can be used for trim, a strap or a belt. The finished band can be up to seven feet long, or multiple shorter bands can be created. No prior experience is necessary. Students as young as 10 years old are welcome to join in.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $5
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $50 (members)         $60 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Parents should accompany a minor child.

Sessions:

1044-0115 This offering has already met      Sun January 15, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0126 This offering has already met      Thu January 26, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0212 This offering has already met      Sun February 12, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0223 This offering has already met      Thu February 23, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0319 This offering has already met      Sun March 19, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0323 This offering has already met      Thu March 23, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0427    This session has been cancelled
      Thu April 27, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0525    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu May 25, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0622    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu June 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0727    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu July 27, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0824    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu August 24, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0921    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu September 21, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-1026    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu October 26, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-1116    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu November 16, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-1214    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu December 14, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Release the Fiber Artist Within - Fiber Alchemy

Susan Rivers

In this class students will learn how to create "Silk Fusion", a gossamer type of material made from silk threads. Students will also learn how to emboss velvet, create with Angelina fibers and learn other amazing tricks of the trade! The instructor will provide students with the silk fusion materials but you may bring your own fabrics to play with. A variety of tools and their proper use will be demonstrated.

  • Location: The Shirt Factory, Lawrence & Cooper Streets, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This class will be taking place at the instructor's studio (Green Tree Fiber Arts) in The Shirt Factory, located at 71 Lawrence Street in Glens Falls, NY. Fabric requirements and a supply list will be sent to students.

Sessions:

1056-0506    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 6, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Felted Adirondack Sketches

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Felt is a perfect medium to capture the essence of the Adirondacks that surrounds AFS in a landscape collage. This workshop requires no prior experience, and is intended to uplift your creative spirit! We will combine wool with natural fibers and learn a simple wet felting technique to make our felted "sketches". You will discover the unique felting characteristics of various fibers, and how to use them to their best effect for illustration. This workshop is beginner friendly!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $115 (members)         $135 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students should bring 2 old towels and wear sleeves you can push up to stay dry. A heavy cloth or waterproof apron is helpful too.

Sessions:

1054-0506    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 6, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Felting Sculptural Vessels- Classic, Complex, Organic

Carol Ingram

Felted vessels or hollow forms can be created several different ways depending on the desired result. Students will be using the unique and fun technique of felting over a ball to create a three-dimensional vessel with a decorative surface. There will be a strong emphasis on surface texture and creating a pleasing shape using several sculptural techniques. Color use and design, both inside and out, will be discussed, as well as methods of stretching, steaming, surface embellishment and stiffening. All levels of experience are welcome.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

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:

1080-0624    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri May 12, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Nuno Patchwork Scarf

Carol Ingram

Create a one of a kind scarf using fabric, merino wool, soap and water. There will be a strong emphasis on color and design choices as well as fashioning a well-felted fabric that hangs softly. Learning this nuno technique is a starting point to create clothing, pillows, wall hangings and more. Beginners are welcome.

  • Location: The Shirt Factory, Lawrence & Cooper Streets, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This class will take place at the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, NY. Call AFS for directions. 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:

1082-0625    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 13, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Felted Mini Purse

Carol Ingram

In this class, we will use a plastic resist and merino wool to create a small, decorative purse that is both practical and durable. While exploring the basics of seamless wet felting, there will be an emphasis on color mixing and surface design. You will be amazed at the beautiful purse you will create in one day! Open to all skill levels.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

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:

1083-0626    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 14, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 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.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $70
         Non-members: $90
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1061-0514    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 14, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-0611    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 11, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-0716    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun July 16, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-0813    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 13, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-0910    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 10, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-1015    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 15, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-1119    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 19, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-1210    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun December 10, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Release the Fiber Artist Within - Fiber Art Jewelry

Susan Rivers

In this class students will learn to create fabric beads to create their own unique earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The afternoon session will introduce students to creating a one of a kind "corsage art pin" using felted materials. Students may bring their own fabrics to play with. A variety of tools and their proper use will be demonstrated.

  • Location: The Shirt Factory, Lawrence & Cooper Streets, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This class will be taking place at the instructor's studio (Green Tree Fiber Arts) in The Shirt Factory, located at 71 Lawrence Street in Glens Falls, NY.

Sessions:

1065-0520    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 20, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 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:

1040-0401 This offering has already met
      Sat April 1, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun April 2, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1040-0603    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat June 3, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 4, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1040-0805    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat August 5, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 6, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1040-1007    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 7, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 8, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1040-1202    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat December 2, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun December 3, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Release the Fiber Artist Within - Printing on Fabric, Fabric Memoirs and More

Susan Rivers

In this class students will learn a variety of techniques for printing on fabric and transferring images on to fabric. Susan will provide students with printing sheets and will have a printer available for individuals to print on. Students may bring their own fabrics to play with, as well as photos to use in transfer. The photos will not be harmed. A variety of tools and their proper use will be demonstrated.

  • Location: The Shirt Factory, Lawrence & Cooper Streets, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This class will be taking place at the instructor's studio (Green Tree Fiber Arts) in The Shirt Factory, located at 71 Lawrence Street in Glens Falls, NY.

Sessions:

1071-0610    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 10, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Nuno Felt Cowl/Scarflette

Robin Blakney-Carlson

This one day workshop is a basic introduction to the nuno felting technique. The characteristics of nuno are very different from traditional wool felt, and the technique requires a different approach. Nuno felt is created by incorporating wool fibers and a finely woven base weave, felting them together to produce a lightweight, highly textured textile. Workshop participants will create an earthy, nuno cowl/scarflette using hand dyed superfine merino wool fiber, and silk fabric as a base.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $125 (members)         $145 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students should bring 2 old towels and a tape measure. A waterproof apron would be helpful too.

Sessions:

1070-0610    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 10, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Felt Applique Table Runner

Carol Maher

For generations, homemakers have used fabric scraps to stitch rugs and mats, quilts and wall hangings. Using readily available recycled felt, students will make a traditional design using a very old method called "blanket stitching". You may personalize the project by choosing your own colors and embroidering a name or date. This table runner will be a pleasure to use, or a joy to give. Once learned, this method of applique is easily adapted to other pieces. The instructor will provide all materials, No experience necessary.

  • 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:

1075-0617    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 17, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Release the Fiber Artist Within - Fiber Art Technology-Turn Your Design Ideas into Fabric!

Susan Rivers

In this class students will be guided, step by step, through the process of creating their own designs on the computer and translating that to fabric yardage. Websites and resources will be discussed and demonstrated. Bring your lap top computer, photos and design ideas.

  • Location: The Shirt Factory, Lawrence & Cooper Streets, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This class will be taking place at the instructor's studio (Green Tree Fiber Arts) in The Shirt Factory, located at 71 Lawrence Street in Glens Falls, NY.

Sessions:

1085-0624    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 24, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Needle Felted Adirondack Elf

Leslie Scarborough

Needle felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material. Students will make an Adirondack elf under a mushroom. Basic and intermediate needle felting techniques will be covered as well as advanced techniques such as constructing a frame and armature, and joining multiple needle felted pieces. Advanced level. Basic needle felting experience is required.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $21
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $106 (members)         $126 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

If students bring their own felting pad, the materials fee will be $11

Sessions:

1003-0923    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 23, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Sew a Blanket Shirt

Brian Manning

Through the ages the blanket has been a source of warmth and comfort. In this relaxed class students will design and learn how to utilize that blanket to create a garment that can be worn when the cold winds blow. Topics will include learning hand stitching, the design of your shirt, the use of wool in regulating the body's core temperature, the simple match coat and how to wear one and the history of blanket shirts, coats and cloaks. Some knowledge of sewing is helpful but not required. Needles, thread and scissors will be provided.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $14
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $99 (members)         $119 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

You may bring your own blankets. They should measure at least 65" x 80". One blanket will work well for small to large sizes. Two or more blankets may be needed for XL or greater. Blankets can be provided at a cost of $28 each. Please call AFS at 518-696-2400 if you want to purchase a blanket from the instructor.

Sessions:

1029-0114 This offering has already met      Sat January 14, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1029-1007    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 7, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 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: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $17
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $62 (members)         $72 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

If students bring their own felting pad, the materials fee will be $7.00

Sessions:

1001-0121 This offering has already met      Sat January 21, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1001-1111    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 11, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Needle Felted Winter Cardinal

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 beautiful winter cardinal just in time to welcome the holiday season. Basic needle felting techniques will be covered as well as intermediate techniques such as making wire feet, complex eyes, beaks and wings. Intermediate level. Some knowledge of needle felting is helpful.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $18
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $103 (members)         $123 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

If students have their own felting pad, the materials fee will be $8.

Sessions:

1004-1202    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat December 2, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm