Fiber Arts



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:

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




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 This offering has already met      Sun January 26, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1628-0424 This offering has already met      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 This offering has already met      Sun February 9, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1627-0515 This offering has already met      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




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 This offering has already met
      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 This offering has already met
      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




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 This offering has already met      Thu February 13, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0312 This offering has already met      Thu March 12, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0409 This offering has already met      Thu April 9, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0514 This offering has already met      Thu May 14, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0609 This offering has already met      Tue June 9, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0709 This offering has already met      Thu July 9, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1694-0813 This offering has already met      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




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 This offering has already met
      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    This session has been cancelled

      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




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:

1663-0419 This offering has already met      Sun April 19, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-0524 This offering has already met      Sun May 24, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-0628 This offering has already met      Sun June 28, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-0712 This offering has already met      Sun July 12, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1663-0802 This offering has already met      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 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




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 This offering has already met
      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




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 This offering has already met      Sun March 29, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

1671-1018    This session has been cancelled
      Sat October 24, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 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