Basketry



Small Adirondack Pack Basket

Linda Scherz

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. Approximate dimensions are 6" x 9" x 12" to 14" height. Adults and children can wear this pack. Students weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes, then will learn to continuous weave the sides of the basket, level the top, cut and tuck, insert the handle, and complete the rim. Lastly, an adjustable cotton or custom made leather harness will be added for carrying. This class will be fun for all weavers and is a great introductory size for making pack baskets. Linda will demonstrate, teach weaving techniques and guide you while you weave your basket. Students will be using a drawknife with a shave horse as well as other sharp tools. Baskets will not be stained during class. Linda will bring all materials and tools students will need during class.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $65
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $160 (members)         $180 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Materials fee for Cotton Harness - $65. Materials fee for pre-ordered leather harness is to be determined. The leather harness needs to be ordered a minimum of two weeks prior to the class. Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Sessions:

1145-0210    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat February 10, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Old Fashioned Bicycle Basket OR Short Tote

Beverly Cornelius

This class will be a student's choice. Students can choose to make a bicycle basket or a short tote basket. This is a basket of Beverly's own design, based on a traditional bicycle basket. However, students may choose to skip the adaptations for a bicycle basket and instead shape a lovely short tote basket. Either way, students will be able to add dyed reed, colorful strapping, and patterned weaving to create their own unique design. Approximate size is 10" x 12" x 8".

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1225-0414    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat April 14, 2018 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Lidded Casserole Carrier Basket

Linda Scherz

This lovely basket is a new design of Linda's for carrying your dish to all those get-togethers. Linda designed this 14" x 17" x 4.5" basket with a dual purpose in mind. The basket carries your dish that is protected with the lid. At your gathering, flip the lid over and use it as a bread basket. Students weave with natural and dyed reed, starting with the bottom basket. The weave is plain weave with color choices for accent. Next the lid is woven to fit the bottom basket. The lid is solid woven with dyed filler for accent to match the bottom basket. A shaker tape handle for carrying is added last. There will be colors available to go with the reed color choices. A foil lasagna pan is included with supplies. At the end of the class you will be all ready for your next gathering. The instructor will bring all materials to make the basket and tools students will need during class. Students should wear comfortable clothing.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $56
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $151 (members)         $171 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1222-0505    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 5, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Adirondack Berry Picking and Gathering Basket

Beverly Cornelius

This basket is a variation on an Adirondack Pack Basket, one of the oldest surviving traditions inside the Adirondack Park. You will use a continuous weave technique and hand shaping to create this wonderfully useful basket. Shaker tape will be used to create a sturdy strap that will leave your hands free for blueberry picking or any other type of gathering. It also makes a great container to keep your yarn when knitting socks. This basket will be woven using reed and Shaker tape. The approximate finished size is 10 - 12" tall (width may vary).

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $40
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $135 (members)         $155 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Student to bring to class: Basin for water, sheetrock knife, an old towel and washcloth, clip clothespins and a spray bottle.

Sessions:

1176-0519    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 19, 2018 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

1176-0930    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 30, 2018 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Medium Adirondack Pack Basket

Linda Scherz

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 medium 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 hardwood handle and complete the rim and skids. 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.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $180
         Non-members: $220
  • Materials: $90
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $270 (members)         $310 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Materials fee for Cotton Harness - $85. Materials fee for pre-ordered leather harness is to be determined. The leather harness needs to be ordered a minimum of two weeks prior to the class.

Sessions:

1186-0626    Add registration to shopping cart

      Tue June 26, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed June 27, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




The Saratoga Tote

Beverly Cornelius

This large tote basket is one of Beverly's own designs, inspired by the Saratoga Springs racetrack season. The basket itself is woven with a solid bottom and uses a simple over under weave. The sturdy straps and rim are made of top quality bridle leather that is lashed with waxed linen and smooth quality horse hardware. Students will learn the basics of basket weaving and will also get a lesson in riveting leather to assemble the beautiful straps. A gorgeous, heirloom quality basket! Finished size - 12" long (base) x 10-12" tall (without handle).

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $80
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $175 (members)         $195 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1190-0728    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat July 28, 2018 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Trifecta Basket

Linda Scherz

A fun and colorful basket, the Trifecta is a new class being offered for the first time this year by our master basketry instructor, Linda Scherz. Students start with a 3" wood base with pre-glued spokes, then will triple twine with three colors of cotton cord in a spiral pattern. The next step will be to braid weave with soft suede leather and then triple twine in a stacking pattern with cotton cord. The rim is accentuated with braided cotton cord and lashed with a twist on a traditional lashing. The final dimensions of the basket are 3" base, 5" top with a depth of 2 3/4". The instructor will bring all materials to make the basket and tools students will need during class. Students should wear comfortable clothing.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $38
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $133 (members)         $153 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1223-0802    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu August 2, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Swirling Star Bowl/Basket

Beverly Cornelius

The base of this beautiful bowl reminds me of an American Quilt Block. Students will learn a bit of patterned weaving to create the base of this basket. The bulk of the rest of the weaving is a continuous weave that results in the swirl effect seen in the bowl. Beautiful inside and out. This class is intended for students with basket weaving experience. Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Approximate finished size: 15"diameter x 4-6"deep.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $125 (members)         $145 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students to bring to class: Basin for water, sheetrock knife, an old towel and washcloth, clip clothespins, and a spray bottle. (Teacher will provide dyed reed for this project).

Sessions:

1227-0818    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 18, 2018 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Large Adirondack Pack Basket

Linda Scherz

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 large pack is a great size for an adult man or woman. 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 a belly while learning to continuous weave. The main weaving will be done the first day. The baskets will sit and dry overnight. On the second day, students will pack baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a hardwood handle and complete the rim and skids. Lastly, add an adjustable cotton or leather harness for carrying. Baskets will not be stained during class. Linda will teach you many tips and techniques and will bring all materials and tools students will need during class. Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. Basket dimensions are 9" x 12" X 20" height.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $180
         Non-members: $220
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $280 (members)         $320 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Materials fee for Cotton Harness - $100. Materials fee for pre-ordered leather harness is to be determined. Harness choice needs to be made two weeks prior to class to allow time for making.

Sessions:

1199-1011    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu October 11, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri October 12, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Heart or Elbow Basket

Beverly Cornelius

This is a sweet basket, cleverly woven, that can be finished with a wrapped reed handle or a pop of color with a length of Shaker Tape. This is a great class just in time to decorate your front door for the holidays. Students will be able to play with color and pattern to personalize their baskets. Finished basket size is 15" tall (including handle) and 12" wide.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1226-1013    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 13, 2018 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Holiday Baskets with Linda Scherz

Linda Scherz

Come weave with Linda on either November 17th or November 18th - or register for both days! A selection of basketry kits will be available. Weave as few or as many as you would like. This is a great way to get your Christmas weaving done with Linda's help! All the kits are for smaller projects, quick to make, great for gift giving or for your own home or camp. There are two Adirondack Pack baskets being offered - the Baby and the Sweetie. This is the first time the Sweetie is being offered for a class! The Notepad and the Small Wall are reed baskets. They both look great in Adirondack theme or Christmas colors. Also on offer are a couple of Cotton Cord projects; a bracelet and a basket. There will be more kits, too many to list, all great for this special weekend. Get together with a friend or with family and weave away for the holidays and have some fun. Prior basket weaving experience is not necessary. Register soon - you don't want to miss this one!

  • Location: 18 Curran Street, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $will vary
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $95 (members)         $115 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located next to the Shirt Factory Gallery. Materials fees will vary based on the baskets you choose to make-from $15 to $40

Sessions:

1250-1117    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 17, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1250-1118    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 18, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm