Basketry



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:

1662-0815    This session has been cancelled
      Sat August 15, 2020 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Chairside Basket

Barbara Boughton

Students will weave a generously sized piece, perfect for keeping projects, a blanket or reading materials close by your favorite chair. The base is a solid twill and students will carry the pattern when weaving up the sides, resulting in a very sturdy piece. The basket incorporates carved oak bushel basket-style handles and the addition of four oak feet, which keep its contents raised above the floor.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $215 (members)         $255 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1731-0817    This session has been cancelled

      Mon August 17, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue August 18, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Cascade Necklace

Linda Scherz

This little pouch necklace is twined with waxed linen. Near the top the delica beads are accented on one side with red drops and on the other side brown magatamas, giving your pouch two different looks. The rim is a simple braided rim. Complete with a cotton cord to go around neck cord.

  • 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:

1749-0819    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed August 19, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Through the Woods Basket

Barbara Boughton

Students will weave a twined base on a red oak d-handle, building the sides in a start-stop plain weave. Hand-dyed reed, overlaid on the spokes and through the weavers, create evergreen trees around the basket. An optional Adirondack- themed rusty-tin addition may be hung inside the handle.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $35-45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Materials fee is $35 or $45 if student would like to add Adirondack themed rusty tin addition to the handle.

Sessions:

1684-0822    This session has been cancelled
      Sat August 22, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Two Irish Willow Baskets

Bonnie Gale

In this workshop, students will explore the traditions of Irish willow baskets. The unique history and techniques of Irish willow basketry will first be discussed in class. Two baskets will be made in this class: the Sciob and the Sciathog. They are both traditionally used for straining boiled potatoes. The two baskets offer a contrast of basket technique: the Sciob is a stake-and-strand willow basket while the Sciathog is a frame basket. The Sciob Irish basket starts with the making of a large round base with a most unusual weave in the middle of the base to allow for the straining of boiled potatoes. A ring of unpeeled willow is included in the weaving. The stakes are then inserted into the base and turned up. The short siding is in three rod waling weave. A rod border completes this sturdy basket. The basket is 15 inches in diameter and is approximately 5 inches tall. The Sciathog basket starts with a prepared and dried hoop given to each student. Students will place the first set of ribs using God's Eye weaving. Randing weave continues from each side as the other sets of ribs are progressively inserted. A range of naturally processed and colored willows allows students to experiment with design variations. The Sciathog is 13 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $120
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $290 (members)         $330 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students are required to bring with them: sharp pruning shears, a sharp knife, awl or bodkin, ruler, old bath towels and an apron.

Sessions:

1631-0825    Add registration to shopping cart

      Tue August 25, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed August 26, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Shopping Tote Basket with Linda Scherz

Linda Scherz

This handy tote designed by Linda is just the right size for that trip to the store to pick up a few things. No need to use the store's shopping cart. Students weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes. The pattern up the sides can be simple, all natural or as colorful as you like. There will be a selection of different widths reed in natural and colors and a webbing handle for easy carry. There will be a selection of webbing colors. Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket and students will have a list of tools they will need to bring for class. Students should wear comfortable clothing. 10” x 13” x 10”H.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $170 (members)         $190 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1750-0902    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed September 2, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Antler Basket

Marcia Whitt

Using the Appalachian rib-style technique, students will create a basket using a real deer antler as the handle, which will be secured as an integral part of the basket. Materials of reed and seagrass will be used as weavers and students will be able to choose their own color combination. The finished basket will be functional and decorative, and an attractive complement to any rustic and natural setting. The finished basket will be approximately 8" in diameter.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $220 (members)         $260 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students are required to bring a dishpan or bucket and a towel to this class.

Sessions:

1747-0916    This session has been cancelled

      Wed September 16, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu September 17, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Natural Materials Wall Pocket

Marcia Whitt

Beginning with prepared cultured willows, students will build the framework for this lovely wall basket. Many natural materials will be provided so students can express their own personality, learning as they go how to work with purchased and found weaving materials, such as corn husks, sisal, hemp, waxed linen, seagrass, iris leaves and more. The students will be able to choose whether they want their basket to be colorful or earth tones. The finished basket may be embellished with pods, beads and other small natural finds. Students may bring items to weave into their basket or to use as embellishments. The finished basket will be approximately 22" tall.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $115 (members)         $135 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students are required to bring with them a dishpan or bucket, and a towel.

Sessions:

1748-0918    This session has been cancelled
      Fri September 18, 2020 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: $110
         Non-members: $130
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $140 (members)         $160 (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:

1584-0926    This session has been cancelled
      Sat September 26, 2020 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Double-Bottomed Bushel Basket

Barbara Boughton

This is a great class for a first-time weaver, as well as for those who would like to learn some new weave patterns to create a unique piece. A variety of techniques will be discussed, including arrow weave, four-rod wale, as well as using color to create pattern. Students will begin by weaving a double-bottomed twined base. As they weave up the sides with the stop-start method, students may then choose to incorporate a variety of color and pattern which interests them. The basket is finished with a pair of leather handles made during class. With a double-bottomed base, this is a very sturdy and functional basket, as well as uniquely yours. Dimensions approx. 10" diameter, 8" high.

  • 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

Sessions:

1678-0125 This offering has already met      Sat January 25, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1678-0927    This session has been cancelled
      Sun September 27, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Mountain Gathering Basket

Barbara Boughton

This basket is based on a forerunner of the Nantucket Lightship basket, c. 1850. Woven on a round oak base, the spokes are inserted into a groove which holds them firmly in place. This basket employs a continuous chase weave to build the sides, using two weavers at once. The basket is hand-shaped, not woven on a mold, and students will be challenged and excited to watch their creations grow with two weavers. A hand-carved oak handle is incorporated into the rim, which 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: $40
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $125 (members)         $145 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1679-0208 This offering has already met      Sat February 8, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1679-1010    This session has been cancelled
      Sat October 10, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 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: $110
         Non-members: $130
  • Materials: $80
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $190 (members)         $210 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1744-1017    This session has been cancelled
      Sat October 17, 2020 8:30 am - 5:30 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:

1730-0214 This offering has already met      Fri February 14, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1730-1107    This session has been cancelled
      Sat November 7, 2020 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:

1729-0214 This offering has already met      Fri February 14, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1729-1107    This session has been cancelled
      Sat November 7, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Holiday Braided Rim Basket

Barbara Boughton

This basket serves equally well as a tabletop display filled with 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. Several methods of filling a solid bottom will be discussed. The body of the basket incorporates a "chain weave," woven with dyed round reed in the student's choice of colors. The basket is finished with a braided and scalloped rim, woven with matching dyed reed. A choice of a hand-painted ceramic accent embellishes the basket in coordinating colors with holiday themes.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $115 (members)         $135 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1728-1114    This session has been cancelled
      Sat November 14, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Basket Weaving Fun Days

Linda Scherz

Come weave with Linda for one or both days. A selection of kits will be available. Weave as few or as many as you'd like. This is a great way to get your Holiday weaving done with Linda's help! There will be a variety of kits, too many to list, all great for this special weekend. Get together with a friend or family, weave away for the Holidays and have some fun. Register early, you don't want to miss this one! If you have a particular basket you would like to make, be sure to let Linda know prior to class days. Kits range in price from $15 - $80.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $95
         Non-members: $115
  • Materials: $15-80
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $110 (members)         $130 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Kits range in price from $15 - $80.

Sessions:

1661-1120    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri November 20, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1661-1121    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 21, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm