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Principles of Herbal Medicine

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

The use of plants for wellness, nutrition and balance has been practiced for thousands of years in the Adirondacks and cultures around the globe. Join Margo for an exploration of Basic Principles of Herbal Medicine through the lens of intimately getting to know 6 easy to identify plants from our local region who may be growing right under your own feet! (And in your own garden!)
In this class you will have an opportunity to gain intimate knowledge of plants and traditional methods of working with them, while building your wild skill set in identification and transforming raw (plant) material into beneficial preparations through hands-on experiences. Your work in the classroom will continue at home. In each class you will receive a rooted specimen of the plant we work with, along with the earthwork of establishing your own medicinal herb garden.
This class is recommended for those who are: curious, herbalists, gardeners and/or plant lovers, ages 13 and up, beginner or experienced.

Weaving 102: Next Steps to Weaving on a Floor Loom

Once you've learned the basics of the weaving process, it's time for your first project! Each student will wind a warp, dress a loom and weave a Tencel scarf. Multiple color choices will be available. The weave structors is based on plain weave, making this s great first project.

Weaving 102: Next Steps to Weaving on a Floor Loom

Once you've learned the basics of the weaving process, it's time for your first project! Each student will wind a warp, dress a loom and weave a Tencel scarf. Multiple color choices will be available. The weave structors is based on plain weave, making this s great first project.

Rustic Headboards

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

If your bedroom is your oasis and you love the Adirondack rustic style, then this class is for you. Come craft your own rustic headboard in this three-day class that students of all levels can join. Design a headboard that fits your room and personal taste. With guidance, you will make a headboard that you can take home at the end of the weekend. Your family and friends will be amazed at your handiwork.

Forged Fashion

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Come out and forge something wearable! This workshop will focus on forging organic symmetrical forms that fit on the body. The class will be directed toward individuals' designs. We will forge something to fit your neck or chest. The instructor will have sample pieces available, which will demonstrate various organic based forms.

Rustic Headboards

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

If your bedroom is your oasis and you love the Adirondack rustic style, then this class is for you. Come craft your own rustic headboard in this three-day class that students of all levels can join. Design a headboard that fits your room and personal taste. With guidance, you will make a headboard that you can take home at the end of the weekend. Your family and friends will be amazed at your handiwork.

AFS Sewing Circle

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

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!

Forged Fashion

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Come out and forge something wearable! This workshop will focus on forging organic symmetrical forms that fit on the body. The class will be directed toward individuals' designs. We will forge something to fit your neck or chest. The instructor will have sample pieces available, which will demonstrate various organic based forms.

Rustic Headboards

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

If your bedroom is your oasis and you love the Adirondack rustic style, then this class is for you. Come craft your own rustic headboard in this three-day class that students of all levels can join. Design a headboard that fits your room and personal taste. With guidance, you will make a headboard that you can take home at the end of the weekend. Your family and friends will be amazed at your handiwork.

Gameboard Floorcloth

This floorcloth is multi-functional, it can be used as a rug or for checkers! Each floorcloth will feature a checkerboard in the center and will be decorated around the edge with designs chosen by the student. The use of painted canvas floor coverings, also known as oil cloths, dates as far back as the 14th century in Europe. People coming to this country were looking for ways to reproduce some of the furnishings they were used to back home. Since resources were limited, worn sails from ships provided them with a base to paint and cover their floors. Over time floorcloths proved themselves to be one of the most durable forms of floor covering used. Students will learn to stencil and tips for finishing will be given.

Paddle Making

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Come and create your own willow leaf shaped, traditional cherry wood canoe paddle or make a native double kayak/sit in the bottom canoe paddle. After some history and an explanation of the shapes, you will pick your blank and get started using only hand tools to create your paddle! The process will be demonstrated from beginning to end to ensure that you come away with a perfect paddle. Two different sizes will be available for canoe paddles - standard (29" shaft) and long (32" shaft). Kayak paddles are one size fits all (54" shaft). This one-day class will give you a sense of accomplishment as you complete a paddle that will accompany you on the water.

Forged Fashion

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Come out and forge something wearable! This workshop will focus on forging organic symmetrical forms that fit on the body. The class will be directed toward individuals' designs. We will forge something to fit your neck or chest. The instructor will have sample pieces available, which will demonstrate various organic based forms.

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