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:

1306-0319    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon March 19, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Thu March 22, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Weave a Case (for Eyeglasses or Cell Phone)

Lori Carter-Secreti

In this class, using a floor loom, you will discover the joy of weaving a panel which will then be made into an eyeglass or cell phone case. Using a mixed fiber warp, you can keep it simple or further enhance your creation with metallic beads or leather. Complete your case with a few simple stitches.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $7
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $52 (members)         $62 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Time for sewing will be determined once weaving is completed. If additional work is needed, instructor will make arrangements with you.

Sessions:

1240-0407    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat April 7, 2018 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:

1236-0408    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun April 8, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0506    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 6, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0610    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 10, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0715    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun July 15, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0812    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 12, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-0909    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 9, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-1014    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 14, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-1104    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 4, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1236-1209    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun December 9, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Handwoven Evening Bag

Lori Carter-Secreti

Weave an evening bag that will be a treasured heirloom forever! Using a wide assortment of yarn, colors and metallics, you will make a decorative panel which will then be sewn into a beautiful evening bag. At the end of this class, you will have a timeless piece that will instantly add pizazz to your attire.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $12
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $57 (members)         $67 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sewing will be determined by remaining class time after weaving.

Sessions:

1241-0414    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat April 14, 2018 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. 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    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sat April 21, 2018 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:

1242-0428    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat April 28, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun April 29, 2018 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:

1237-0520    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 20, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1237-0729    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun July 29, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1237-0923    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 23, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1237-1028    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 28, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 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:

1235-0602    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat June 2, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 3, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1235-0804    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat August 4, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 5, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1235-1006    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 6, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 7, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1235-1201    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat December 1, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun December 2, 2018 12:00 pm - 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.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $110 (members)         $130 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

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:

1297-0804    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 4, 2018 9:00 am - 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 Teacup Fairy Garden

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 Teacup Fairy Garden. Basic needle-felting techniques will be discussed and taught. Fine surface work will be emphasized. This course is intermediate because much of the work is done in-hand without the use of a felting pad. Intermediate level, prior experience helpful.

  • 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 a vintage teacup or any similarly small vessel (e.g. sugar bowl), 1-2 ounces of core wool, less than 1 ounce of various other colors (greens for grass/shrubs/trees, earth tones for houses, brighter colors for flowers), natural elements such as very small pine cones, acorn caps, and other such things that can be incorporated into the wool elements, #38 & #40 gauge needle-felting needles, tacky glue, and small sharp scissors. A needle-felting pad is helpful but not necessary. *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:

1239-1014    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 14, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 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