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. This is a great in-between size that works well for a man or woman. You will weave your pack with various sizes of reed, add a hardwood handle, and apply a cotton harness or custom leather harness. (The leather harness needs to be ordered a minimum of two weeks prior to class). The first day you will weave the base with pre-cut reed stakes. Then weave the sides of your pack with flat reed. The second day you will pack the weave tight, weave the false rim, cut and tuck stakes, and add the handle, rim, and skids. Learn how to fit your rim, carving your skids and rim. A harness will be applied to your completed pack. This 2-day class meets on June 25&26.
Tuition $190. Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $95 with cotton harness, $120 with leather harness.
NOTE: Please bring to class a hand towel, pencil, tape measure and scissors.