Basketry



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

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

Sessions:

1337-0927    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri September 27, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Sat September 28, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Heart or Elbow Basket

Beverly Cornelius

Create a unique basket perfect for decorating your front door for the holidays! This sweet, cleverly woven basket provides students with the experience of playing with color and pattern in order to create a truly personalized basket. Each basket will be finished with your choice of a wrapped reed handle or a length of Shaker Tape. This class is perfectly suited for a first-time basket weaver, while the dual design also provides a new twist on weaving for the experienced maker. Completed basket size is 15" tall (including handle) and 12" wide.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $110
         Non-members: $130
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $135 (members)         $155 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1336-1019    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 20, 2019 8:30 am - 5:30 pm




Pair of Williamsburg Baskets

Barbara Boughton

The Williamsburg basket is named for the shape of the handle which allows a square base to flare at the sides, becoming round at the rim. The Williamsburg is a lovely traditional shape and may be woven in a number of sizes. Here, students will weave 2 baskets, on a 5" handle and a 7" handle. Students will learn basic basketry skills, beginning with weaving the base for the 5" basket. Natural and hand-dyed weavers will be used to create color pattern. Having completed the 5" basket in class, students will weave the 7" handle in the afternoon. Both baskets include a hand-painted stoneware disc in a variety of colors and themes. Students leave with 2 beautiful pieces.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1452-1026    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 26, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 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:

1449-1109    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 9, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Holiday Baskets with Linda Scherz

Linda Scherz

Come weave with Linda for one or 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. 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!

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne 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

Materials fees will vary based on the baskets you choose to make-from $15 to $40. If you have a particular basket you want to make, let Linda know prior.

Sessions:

1345-1117    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri November 15, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1345-1116    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 16, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm