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Open Forge Night

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

Interested in blacksmithing but unsure how to start? Open Forge Night is the place for you! Every third Wednesday of the month during our blacksmithing season, come see demonstrations by expert blacksmith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. If you want to try your hand at blacksmithing there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials. Safety precautions must be followed - including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied).

Complete Basic Blacksmithing

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

This basic class will give you the foundation needed to start out on your journey of blacksmithing. You'll learn fire management, hammering methods, drawing out, upsetting, cutting, splitting, twisting, and convenience bending along with a demo of forge welding. Make punches and chisels and learn to harden and temper them. Heating material and heat management will be taught and much more.

Two-Toned Twilled Tray

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

Weaving with natural and hand-dyed stakes and weavers allows for patterns to develop in the base and sides of the basket. Weaving the base creates a quadrant design which follows up the sides. Students may weave a pre-determined base pattern, or design one of their own using skills learned to plan the design. Students will also make the leather handles to finish the basket. Dimensions: 15" long x 12" wide x 5" high.

Complete Basic Blacksmithing

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

This basic class will give you the foundation needed to start out on your journey of blacksmithing. You'll learn fire management, hammering methods, drawing out, upsetting, cutting, splitting, twisting, and convenience bending along with a demo of forge welding. Make punches and chisels and learn to harden and temper them. Heating material and heat management will be taught and much more.

Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors

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

Birch bark picture frames and mirrors have adorned Adirondack camps and cabins for centuries and were a favorite winter project for the guides to make. This is a great class for beginners with limited experience with woodworking and tools. You will select a frame and learn how to cut and fasten the Birch bark, twigs and other natural objects to create your own 'masterpiece'. Come see why this is one of our most popular classes. You'll be proud to hang this in your home!

Two-Toned Twilled Tray

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

Weaving with natural and hand-dyed stakes and weavers allows for patterns to develop in the base and sides of the basket. Weaving the base creates a quadrant design which follows up the sides. Students may weave a pre-determined base pattern, or design one of their own using skills learned to plan the design. Students will also make the leather handles to finish the basket. Dimensions: 15" long x 12" wide x 5" high.

Crewelwork Embroidery

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

Historically, wherever there was wool and fabric, there has been embroidery, and the Adirondacks are no exception. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of crewelwork embroidery. Students will use a variety of stitches to create a decorative crewelwork embroidery design step by step.

Complete Basic Blacksmithing

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

This basic class will give you the foundation needed to start out on your journey of blacksmithing. You'll learn fire management, hammering methods, drawing out, upsetting, cutting, splitting, twisting, and convenience bending along with a demo of forge welding. Make punches and chisels and learn to harden and temper them. Heating material and heat management will be taught and much more.

Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors

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

Birch bark picture frames and mirrors have adorned Adirondack camps and cabins for centuries and were a favorite winter project for the guides to make. This is a great class for beginners with limited experience with woodworking and tools. You will select a frame and learn how to cut and fasten the Birch bark, twigs and other natural objects to create your own 'masterpiece'. Come see why this is one of our most popular classes. You'll be proud to hang this in your home!

Complete Basic Blacksmithing

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

This basic class will give you the foundation needed to start out on your journey of blacksmithing. You'll learn fire management, hammering methods, drawing out, upsetting, cutting, splitting, twisting, and convenience bending along with a demo of forge welding. Make punches and chisels and learn to harden and temper them. Heating material and heat management will be taught and much more.

Introduction to Basic Sewing Strategies

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

This is a class to take if you are new to sewing or if you just need to refresh your skills. Topics included will be basic sewing and pattern skills needed for garment sewing and quilting. You will need to be familiar with theses skills to enjoy future quilting and sewing classes. Notions that are necessary, as well as nice to have will be shared a discussed. Students will need to bring their own sewing machine. Students may also wish to bring their other sewing tools and notions that they would like to learn more about.

Beginning Spinning

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

Spinning, the ancient art of twisting fibers to make yarn or thread, still thrives today, and this workshop will show you how to bring its magic into your own creative practice. In this workshop, you will learn how to spin wool using spindles and a spinning wheel and hear stories and folklore about spinning while you practice. You will learn the basics of spinning, how to work with the properties of wool, and how to ply and finish the yarn you have spun. No experience is necessary.

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