The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks. These versatile baskets were used to carry just about 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 large pack is a great size for adult men and woman.
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 baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a hardwood handle, and complete the rim and skids. Lastly, an adjustable webbing or leather harness will be applied for carrying. Harnesses are made by Linda. Linda will guide you and teach you many tips and techniques as you weave your pack. Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools.
Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket and tools students will need during class.
Students should wear comfortable clothing.
Baskets will not be stained during class.
The cost of the class is $140 / $130 Members for pack basket with a webbing harness and $220 / $200 Members with a leather harness
Registration deadline: August 8, 2018