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AFS: Sightseer (Medium) Pack Basket with Linda Scherz

June 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am - June 2, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks. These versatile baskets were used to carry just about by everything the guides, hunters and trappers took with them into the woods. Create your own pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets. The Sightseer pack is a great size for teens or adults. The first day students weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes and then weave the sides. Linda will be guiding students as they concentrate on shape, creating a belly while learning to continuous weave. The main weaving will be done the first day. The baskets will sit and dry overnight. On the second day, students will pack the baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut, and tuck spokes, insert a handle, and fit the rim to the basket and lash the rim. Lastly, students will add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with skids. Linda will guide you and teach you many tips and techniques. Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket. Baskets will not be stained during class. Dimensions are 8 _Ó x 11_ x 16_ high. Special Notes: Materials fee for Webbing Harness Ð $125. Materials fee for Leather Harness Ð $170. Leather harness is dark brown. Webbing harness color choices may vary depending on what is available at the time of the class. Please call AFS if you would like the leather harness as it needs to be ordered a minimum of two weeks prior to the class. Students should wear comfortable clothing.


June 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am
June 2, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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Adirondack Folk School
51 Main St.
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 United States
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