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Sightseer Pack Basket Making Weekend

Make your own sightseer-style pack basket! The Adirondack pack basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks.  This will be a day of weaving ending with a great pack ready for your day hike or canoe trip.  Create your own pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets.  Adults and children can wear this pack.

Students weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes.  Then learn to continuous weave the sides of the basket, pack tight, level the top, weave false rim, cut and tuck, insert the hand carved hardwood handle, fit the rim and lash on basket.  Lastly, add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with skids. 

This class will be fun for all weavers.  This is a great intro size pack to making pack baskets.  Linda will demonstrate, teach you weaving techniques and guide you while you weave your basket.  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. The cost of materials for a pack basket with a cotton webbing harness is included in your registration.  If you would like to upgrade to a leather harness, an additional fee of $40 must be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the class.  Note: Harness choice needs to be made two weeks prior to class to allow time for making.              

Students should wear comfortable clothing.

 Baskets will not be stained during class.

To learn more about our instructor Linda Scherz, please visit her website.  All program supplies are included in the fees. .

Starting at $530/Person (Plus Fees and Gratuities)


Includes 2 nights lodging, all meals, all basket supplies and instruction

Or Call (315) 354-5311 ext. 1023 to Register.

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