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 offering has already met      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




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




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




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




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    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




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