Fiber Arts



Tuffet Footstool

Carol Johns

In two four-hour sessions, 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. The first day is for piecing the tuffet top. Students will learn how to mark the pattern onto the fabric and begin the sewing portion of the project. There will be some homework to complete sewing the tuffet top. The second day students will complete the tuffet top assembly and upholster the tuffet.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $120
         Non-members: $140
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $220 (members)         $240 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Half 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:

1472-0218    This session has been cancelled

      Mon February 18, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Sun February 24, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Fanciful Felt Landscapes

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:

1462-0223    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat February 23, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1462-0426    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri April 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Floor Loom Weaving: Where Did You Get That Scarf?

Lori Carter-Secreti

Come in to a prepared loom, relax and just enjoy the rhythm of weaving. Each student will weave on a loom with a colorful warp of mixed fibers. The finish work and washing instructions will be provided with a worksheet, if class time doesn't allow.

  • 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:

1519-0302    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sat March 2, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 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. Students will weave a colorful panel which will then be left with the instructor to pre-wash and sew. Hat delivery arrangements will be made at the time of the class. Style of hat offered is pictured 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:

1517-0309    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat March 9, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Floor Loom Weaving: Scarf or Hat

Lori Carter-Secreti

Weaving on a floor loom is relaxing, fun and easy to learn. In this class students will have an opportunity to choose between weaving a hat or a scarf. This is a great beginner's course in weaving which will produce a unique creation that you can wear. If you happen to have taken Loriís hat or scarf class, this could be your chance to weave a matching set. All materials will be provided, but if you have a favorite shuttle, scissor or tape measure, feel free to 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:

1520-0316    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat March 16, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Weave a Mobius Wrap (Shawl)

Lori Carter-Secreti

Wrap yourself in the warmth of your creation! Using a mixed fibers warp, learn how to weave a mobius panel. This course will include how to finish edges, wash and fashion your panel into a unique and fashionable version of the shawl.

  • 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

Handouts for tying, washing care, and sewing are included.

Sessions:

1518-0323    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat March 23, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun March 24, 2019 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. 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    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun April 14, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0505    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 5, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0609    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 9, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0714    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun July 14, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0811    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 11, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1355-0908    Add registration to shopping cart
      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




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    Add registration to shopping cart
      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    Add registration to shopping cart
      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




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