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Pack Basket Making Weekend

Select the pack basket you would like to make! 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.  Ask about sizes appropriate for adults and children to wear.

Students weave a plain weave base with 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 the basket.  Lastly, add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with skids. 

This class will be fun for all weavers.  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 is not included in this pack basket making session, because students get to choose the basket they would like to make. Call instructor Linda Scherz to find out the price of materials for the pack basket you choose. The materials fee will be paid directly to Linda at the beginning of class. Note: Basket choice needs to be made two weeks prior to class to allow time for preparing materials.             

Students should wear comfortable clothing. Baskets will not be stained during class.

To learn more about our instructor Linda Scherz, please visit her website

Pack basket options by height:

Excursion 21 inches

Mountaineer 20 inches

Sightseer 16 inches

Hiker 14 inches

Junior 10.5 inches

Munchkin 8 inches

Baby 6.5 inches

Sweety 4.25 inches

Starting at $420/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.

Earlier Event: September 16
Kayaking The Adirondacks