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Date:July 30, 2020
Time:9:00am - 6:00pm


Sightseer Adirondack Basket

Thursday, July 30, 9am - 6pm

Instructor: Linda Scherz Allen

Fee: Fees vary based on choice of harness. For a cotton harness, please make color choice two weeks prior to class to allow time for making.

Cotton harness: Member $210 | Non-member $230

Color choices: Red, navy, green, brown

Leather harness: Member $250 | Non-member $280


Spaces Available: 4 min / 6 max

The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks. These versatile baskets were used to carry everything the guides, hunters, and trappers needed in the woods. Students will learn how to weave the main part of the basket, focusing on shape to create the “belly”, then pack their baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a handle, fit the rim and lash it to the basket. The last step in this beautiful project is adding a choice of adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with skids.

(Dimensions: 16”H x 8 ½” W x 11L.)