Basketry



Hiker (Small) Adirondack Pack Basket by Linda Scherz

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. Create your own pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets. Adults and children can wear this pack. Students will 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 a false rim, cut and tuck, insert the 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. Baskets will not be stained during class. Dimensions are 6" x 9" x 14" high.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $76-95
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $171 (members)         $191 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Materials fee for Webbing Harness - $76. Materials fee for Leather Harness - $95. Leather harness is dark brown. Webbing harness color choices are red, olive green, black and dark brown. Please call AFS if you would like the leather harness as it needs to be ordered a minimum of two weeks prior to the class. Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Sessions:

1809-0123    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sat January 23, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1809-1006    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed October 6, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Wine Basket

Linda Scherz

This is a great basket to make for a gift or for yourself! Woven with a combination of natural reed, seagrass, hardwood handle and a leather rim making a great accent. A leather divider is woven in the basket to protect the bottles. Approximate dimensions: 5" x 10" x 7.5" high. 14" high with handle.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $68
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $163 (members)         $183 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket. Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Sessions:

1810-0210    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed February 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Sightseer (Medium) Pack Basket by Linda Scherz

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 Sightseer pack is a great size for teens or adults. The first day students 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, 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 the baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a handle, fit the rim to the basket and lash the rim. Lastly, students will add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with skids. Linda will guide you and teach you many tips and techniques. Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. The instructor will bring all materials to make the basket. Baskets will not be stained during class. Approximate dimensions: 8.5" x 11" x 16" high.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $180
         Non-members: $220
  • Materials: $108-148
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $288 (members)         $328 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Materials fee for Webbing Harness - $108. Materials fee for leather harness - $148. Leather harness is dark brown. Webbing harness color choices are red, olive green, black and dark brown. Please call AFS if you would like the leather harness as it needs to be ordered a minimum of two weeks prior to the class. Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Sessions:

1811-0304    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu March 4, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri March 5, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Seasonal Bowl - A Cotton Cord Basket

Linda Scherz

This is a great basket to learn some different techniques weaving with cotton cord. Students will start weaving with the spokes pre-glued in the base prior to class. This will allow students to start weaving right away on class day. The design is triple twined with three colors of cotton cord, a seasonal ribbon, and finished with a folded rim. Learn Linda's technique for completing a row and setting up for the next row as well as triple twining, spiral and stacking patterns, shaping and a folded matchstick rim. Students will have a choice of color themes. Approximate dimensions: 3" base, 4.5" top diameter x 3" high.

  • 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:

1812-0414    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed April 14, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Shaker Cat Head Basket

Barbara Boughton

The Shaker Community, founded in New York, is known for its design aesthetic, combining form and function in simply elegant ways. This class introduces students to the Cathead base, a Shaker classic. In this form, a small, square base grows into a round basket, at the diameter and height of the student's choosing. This particular technique of weaving corners produces four "feet" upon which the basket rests. This creates a raised base on the inside of the basket, allowing its contents to first fill the perimeter of the basket, and then the center. Disbursing the weight of the basket contents, first to the perimeter, serves to prevent produce from becoming bruised and protects the center of the basket from wearing out. Students will weave a two-by-two twill pattern for both the base and the sides of the basket.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $205 (members)         $245 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1863-0417    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat April 17, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun April 18, 2021 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. The instructor will provide dyed reed for patterned play. Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Approximate finished size: 15"diameter x 4-6"deep.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $110
         Non-members: $130
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $140 (members)         $160 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1763-0501    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 1, 2021 8:30 am - 5:30 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: $110
         Non-members: $130
  • Materials: $80
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $190 (members)         $210 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1764-0502    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 2, 2021 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Fibonacci Thirteen

Barbara Boughton

Barbara designed this basket inspired by patterns discussed in a class on sacred geometry. The Fibonacci sequence of numbers exists in our daily world and woven together this sequence produces 13 glorious spirals. Students will begin the project by weaving a two-by-two twill base. Students will learn a technique for hand-shaping this base into a "cathead" or four-footed basket with a raised base. From there, using natural and hand-dyed reed to provide contrast, students will weave up the sides in a pattern which creates 13 spirals around the basket. Hand-shaping techniques will be stressed, allowing students to produce a beautifully proportioned piece. Along with weaving instruction, Barbara will lead a discussion on, "The Nature of Numbers", a talk on where the Fibonacci sequence exists in nature, including numerous examples.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $40
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $210 (members)         $250 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1864-0515    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat May 15, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun May 16, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Berry/Purse Basket

Linda Scherz

This is a great basket! Use as a purse, berry picking basket or give as a fabulous gift! Students will start with a wood base and reed spokes, then will learn to chase weave the sides of the basket, level the top, insert special made ears for the handle and complete the rim. Lastly, add a custom-made adjustable leather strap for carrying. Linda will demonstrate, teach you weaving techniques and guide you while you weave your basket. Approximate dimensions: 5.5" x 9" x 6.5" at top of rim.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $55
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $150 (members)         $170 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket. Students should wear comfortable clothing. Baskets will not be stained during class.

Sessions:

1813-0526    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed May 26, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Mountaineer (Large) Adirondack Pack Basket by Linda Scherz

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 Mountaineer pack is a large pack, a great size for adult men and women for trips to the farmer's market, hunting and hiking. The first day students 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, creating a 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 baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a handle, and fit the rim to the basket and lash the rim. Lastly, add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with skids. Linda will guide you and teach you many tips and techniques. Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket. Baskets will not be stained during class. Approximate dimensions: 9" x 12" x 20" high.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $180
         Non-members: $220
  • Materials: $124-163
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $304 (members)         $344 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Materials fee for Webbing Harness - $124. Materials fee for leather harness - $163. Leather harness is dark brown. Webbing harness color choices are red, olive green, black, and dark brown. Please call AFS if you would like the leather harness as it needs to be ordered a minimum of two weeks prior to the class. Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Sessions:

1814-0604    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri June 4, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat June 5, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Introduction to Plaited Weaving

Barbara Boughton

Plaiting is a technique of weaving on the diagonal, where the base strips are woven up the sides. Pieces are double-woven for stability using a variety of materials from handmade papers, Italian Florentine papers, pages of vintage periodicals etc. Students will weave several small projects of their choice, learning a variety of weaving and finishing techniques. Birch bark is a material which is traditionally woven into plaited objects. The variety of paper birches in the Northeast are not conducive to this type of weaving. It is difficult to find the appropriate variety. We will, however, discuss sustainable harvesting of bark from live trees, as well as how to process into strips for weaving. Feel free to bring some bark that you have collected from dead and downed trees for evaluation. Suggested reading: "Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark" by Vladimir Yarish.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $205 (members)         $245 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1867-0619    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat June 19, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 20, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




The Beekman Pie Carrier Basket

Beverly Cornelius

This basket was designed exclusively for the Beekman Mercantile in Sharon Springs, NY. It features a large 12" x 7" solid bottom Shaker Cathead that, when inverted, forms the cover for this pie carrier. The base is a 13" breadboard that will be provided. The instructor designed the component parts of the carrier to be used on a daily basis. The basket is for bread and fruit and the bread board is for cutting and/or serving. You need only store the handle (provided) and strap until ready to use as a pie or cake carrier. Students will weave the solid bottom base using a Shaker technique. The basket will then be pinned to a mold (provided) for weaving using a chase weave technique. Students will also learn to rivet leather to assemble the straps. The handle assembly will be provided. The finished size of the basket is 13" x 8" (without handle).

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $230
         Non-members: $250
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $330 (members)         $350 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1765-0625    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri June 25, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Sat June 26, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 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). This is a challenging class with lots of hand shaping.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $110
         Non-members: $130
  • Materials: $40
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $150 (members)         $170 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This is an advanced technique. Experience with basket weaving will be helpful in this class.

Sessions:

1766-0627    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 27, 2021 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Adirondack Bicycle Basket

Linda Scherz

Weave your own Adirondack inspired Bicycle Basket, a new design by Linda in 2020. The basket has a solid woven base to keep everything safely in the basket as you ride. Continuous weave the sides, create space for the straps and complete the basket with a sturdy rim. The leather straps made by Linda are adjustable to be secured on your bicycle and ready to go. Baskets will not be stained during class. Approximate dimensions: 6" x 11" x 9.25" high.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $145 (members)         $165 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Sessions:

1815-0713    Add registration to shopping cart
      Tue July 13, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Woven Birch Canister

Dona Nazarenko

This basket won 3rd place in the Naturals Professional Division at the 2017 NCBA Convention. All birch is harvested from the teacher's property in Vermont. It is cut for students to weave a 2/2 twill and stitched with waxed linen. Students will attach the birch to its base, fit the lid and add a leather tab to finish. Students will all use the same method, but materials will vary in color. The basket measure 5.5" high by 13.5" around.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $89
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $174 (members)         $194 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1805-0821    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 21, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Crown Basket

Dona Nazarenko

This basket starts with a round base and rises straight up the sides. Students will be able to see how the choice of overlay can change their next basket design. Overlays can be done in one or multiple colors!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $44
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $129 (members)         $149 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This basket is recommended for intermediate or advanced basket weavers. Students may wish to bring an apron to protect their clothes.

Sessions:

1806-0822    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 22, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Storage Basket with Bonus

Dona Nazarenko

We all need a strong storage basket, and this is a large one that is woven with natural reed which stands on tall wooden feet. The challenge is fitting the rim into a smooth rectangle hoop. Students can also make a small bonus removable basket to hold additional items for the inside or outside. The inside base of the basket will be fabric covered to help keep it clean.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $64
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $149 (members)         $169 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This is an advanced class. Intermediate weavers will have more of a challenge and may need to finish the basket rim and bonus basket at home.

Sessions:

1808-0925    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 25, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Smooth & Curvy Basket

Dona Nazarenko

This is a large round basket done in a plain weave. The dyed reed accents and various sized weavers make this curvy basket a little challenge. The instructor will go over it with students in class to help keep it sized correctly. The lid rests nicely on top and the specially designed wooden feet elevate it beautifully.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $160 (members)         $180 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This is an advanced class. Intermediate weavers will have more of a challenge and may need to finish the lid at home.

Sessions:

1807-0926    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 26, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Woven Hanging Hearts

Barbara Boughton

Spend the morning crafting these lovely hanging hearts, sure to brighten your holiday decor or perfect for gift giving. The hearts are woven from hardwood maple splint and are hung from hand-dyed silk ribbon in various colors. Students will weave two large and two smaller hearts. These hearts can be filled with small items. Additional kits will be available for sale.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $65 (members)         $75 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1865-1002    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 2, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Hanging Hardwood Splint Snowflake

Barbara Boughton

Students will weave these striking snowflakes from hardwood maple and cherry wood splint. Several patterns may be woven, depending on the chosen splint. Students will weave one large 10" diameter snowflake, and two smaller 7" snowflakes, which make a beautiful grouping hung together on a tree or in a window. Additional kits will be available for sale.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $70 (members)         $80 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1866-1002    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 2, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Saratoga Tote III

Beverly Cornelius

This is the third in a series of baskets named for the use of bridle leather and horse tack in their design. The Saratoga Tote III is a sturdy solid bottom market basket woven of reed while bridle leather forms the first four rows. Students will learn to scarf and rivet leather to finish this basket.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $110
         Non-members: $130
  • Materials: $125
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $235 (members)         $255 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1767-1016    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 16, 2021 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Herringbone Bowl

Beverly Cornelius

Beautiful and sturdy, this Fruit, Bread, or Yarn Bowl is Shaker Cathead by design. The twill woven base creates a herringbone pattern, and the sides are woven with a twill pattern body that creates a beautiful spiral. This basket can be woven with plain reed and stained after weaving or students may choose dyed reed to make the pattern pop. This basket is woven on a mold. Recommended for intermediate weavers. Finished size: 12" x 5 1/2".

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $110
         Non-members: $130
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $140 (members)         $160 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This basket is recommended for intermediate weavers.

Sessions:

1768-1017    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 17, 2021 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Cotton Cord Baskets with Linda

Linda Scherz

Come weave with Linda for a day. A selection of kits will be available. Select one prior to class to allow Linda to have it ready for you to weave. This is a great way to learn the techniques with Linda's help so you can weave more at home. Get together with a friend or family member and weave away for the holidays and have some fun! There will be a variety of kits available for additional purchase. Register early, you don't want to miss this one!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $28-43
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $123 (members)         $143 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Kits range in price from $28 - $43, please call AFS at time of registration to let us know your basket choice. Basket choices for this class are: Seasonal Bowl, Serenity, It's a Set Up, Mix It Up, and Triple Step 2.0. Basket in picture is the Seasonal Bowl, others can be viewed at www.adirondackbasketry.com

Sessions:

1816-1119    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri November 19, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm