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Sightseer Pack Basket with Linda Scherz. #1347-0710. 2 days.
July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 11 @ 4:00 pm$102 – $220.
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 Sightseer pack is a great size for teen or adult men and women. The first day students will 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 and creating the belly while learning to continuous weave. The main weaving will be done on 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 hand carved hardwood handle, fit the rim to basket and lash the rim. Lastly, students will add an adjustable cotton or leather harness for carrying. Linda will provide students with guidance and provide many tips and techniques as well as all materials and tools students will need during class. Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. Baskets will not be stained during class. Approximate dimensions are 8 1/2″ x 11″ x 16″ height.
NOTE: Materials fee for Cotton Harness – $102. Materials fee for leather harness – $142. 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.