Basketry



Roundabout Basket

Linda Scherz Allen

This beautiful basket is great to make for yourself or as a gift for a man or a woman. Spokes will be inserted into the slotted base for weaving. Students will chase weave and plain weave to the top with dyed flat oval reed. Fit a traditional rim, braid the rim filler with cotton cord and lash the rim with reed. Create the Cherokee wheels with cotton cord, completing your basket. The many different techniques in this basket will be taught in the class. Students will have a choice of colors.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $31
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $126 (members)         $146 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Wear comfortable clothing. All materials to make the basket and the tools students will need will be provided during the class.

Sessions:

1094-0707    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri July 7, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Braided-rim Basket for the Tabletop or Wall

Barbara Boughton

This basket serves equally well as a tabletop display filled with mail or seasonal items, or as a wall basket, with an "ear" woven into the back for hanging. The basket is woven in the plain weave method with a solid bottom. It incorporates a "chain weave", woven with dyed round reed in a choice of colors. The basket is finished with a braided and scalloped rim, woven with matching dyed reed. A choice of a ceramic accent embellishes the basket in coordinating colors and a charming theme.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $110 (members)         $130 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students must be 12 years or older.

Sessions:

1090-0708    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat July 8, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




The Blessings of the Mother Tree

Barbara Boughton

Join us for a presentation on the ecology and worldwide folklore of the birch tree - Russian, Scandinavian and Native American. Barbara will bring examples of the uses of the birch tree from the bark to the branches and will demonstrate the preparation of materials for weaving. She will bring examples of projects she has woven with Vladimir Yarish (a famous Russian Birch Bark weaver and instructor) as well as her own creations. Students will also be given the opportunity for some hands-on experience weaving with birch bark.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $25
         Non-members: $35
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $45 (members)         $55 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1095-0708    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat July 8, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 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: $70
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $165 (members)         $185 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1101-0729    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat July 29, 2017 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Medium Adirondack Pack Basket

Linda Scherz Allen

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 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 9" x 12" x 20"height.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $180
         Non-members: $220
  • Materials: $85-126
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $265 (members)         $305 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Materials fee for Cotton Harness - $85. Materials fee for pre-ordered leather harness - $126. The leather harness needs to be ordered a minimum of two weeks prior to the class.

Sessions:

1104-0807    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon August 7, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue August 8, 2017 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:

1110-0819    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sat August 19, 2017 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

1110-1014    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 14, 2017 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Mountain Gathering Basket

Barbara Boughton

This basket is woven on a round oak base, and employs a continuous chase weave to build the sides. Students will learn the process for determining the number of spokes needed for continuous weave, and be challenged and excited to watch their creations grow with two weavers. A hand-carved oak swing handle with inside-out ears incorporated into the rim finishes this rustically graceful and functional basket. It is woven on a 6" oak base which grows into a 12" diameter basket. Dimensions are approx. 10" high at sides, 16" high at handle.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Must be over 12 yrs of age.

Sessions:

1057-0507 This offering has already met      Sun May 7, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1057-0910    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 10, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Penobscot Basket

Beverly Cornelius

This versatile market basket has Native American origins. You will find it a sturdy choice for trips to the Farmer's Market as well as your go to for an overnight bag or a beach tote. Students will be provided with the guidance to design their own shape, choose their own color combinations, and learn some simple weaving techniques to create a basket that is truly their own. Approximate finished size - 12" long x 12" high x 9" wide.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $140 (members)         $160 (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:

1102-0916    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 16, 2017 8:30 am - 5:30 pm