Fiber Arts







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: This class will be taking place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located next to the Shirt Factory Gallery.
  • 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. Please also note that the class will be taking place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls.

Sessions:

1004-1202    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat December 2, 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 has already met
      Sat June 3, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 4, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1040-0805 This offering has already met
      Sat August 5, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 6, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1040-1007 This offering has already met
      Sat October 7, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 8, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1040-1202    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat December 2, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun December 3, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 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 This offering has already met      Sun May 14, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-0611 This offering has already met      Sun June 11, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-0716 This offering has already met      Sun July 16, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-0813 This offering has already met      Sun August 13, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-0910 This offering has already met      Sun September 10, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-1015 This offering has already met      Sun October 15, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-1118 This offering has already met      Sat November 18, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-1119 This offering has already met      Sun November 19, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1061-1210    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun December 10, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




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 offering has already met      Thu April 27, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0525 This offering has already met      Thu May 25, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0622 This offering has already met      Thu June 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0727 This offering has already met      Thu July 27, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0824 This offering has already met      Thu August 24, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0921 This offering has already met      Thu September 21, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-1026 This offering has already met      Thu October 26, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-1116 This offering has already met      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




Floor Loom Weaving: Where Did You Get that Hat?

Lori Carter-Secreti

Come spend a lovely afternoon learning how to weave on a floor loom and go home with a finished product! Students will learn how to weave a colorful panel which will be sewn, lined and finished by the end of class. Several styles of hats will be offered and the fiber content will be a mixed blend with some wools included. Weaving experience is not necessary, but if you have a favorite shuttle, scissor or tape measure, bring it along.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $65 (members)         $75 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1167-0421    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat April 21, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Felting Sculptural Vessels

Carol Ingram

Felted vessels or hollow forms can be created several different ways depending on the desired result. On day one, participants will learn the basic techniques of felting over a resist to create a three dimensional vessel. Color and design considerations will be discussed. There will be a strong emphasis on surface texture and creating a pleasing shape using several sculptural techniques. Day two will include instruction for finishing and embellishing: adding handles, rims, attachments, beads and stitching. All levels of experience are welcome.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $190
         Non-members: $230
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $215 (members)         $255 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

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:

1204-0819    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sun August 19, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon August 20, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Felted Handbag

Carol Ingram

Create a decorative and functional purse using merino wool roving and fabric. Your uniquely designed handbag will include pockets and a handle. We will be exploring the basics of seamless wet felting with an emphasis on surface design and color mixing. Design a purse that looks good on you and holds all your personal belongings. Open to all skill levels.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $190
         Non-members: $230
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $215 (members)         $255 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

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:

1205-0821    Add registration to shopping cart

      Tue August 21, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed August 22, 2018 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: 18 Curran St, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

This class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located next to the Shirt Factory Gallery. Students are required to bring 1.5-2 ounces of core wool, 1-1.5 ounces of white wool, less than 1 ounce of black, orange, and various other colors depending on personal preference for scarf and other aspects of the snowman (the design can be personalized and does not have to be the class example), #38 and #40 gauge needle-felting needles, and a needle-felting pad. *All supplies can be found at Common Thread in Saratoga Springs or online at New England Felting Company or Livingfelt.com. Hobby Lobby carries very small amounts of colored wool that can be used for accents.

Sessions:

1216-1103    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 3, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm