Basketry



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

The January 26 class will take place at the Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St, Lake Luzerne, NY. The June 22 class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located around the corner from the front entrance of the Shirt Factory Gallery. Must be 12 years or older.

Sessions:

1428-0126    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat January 26, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1428-0622    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 22, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Sightseer 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 Sightseer Pack is a great size for teens 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 hand carved hardwood handle, fit the rim to basket and lash the rim. 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: $102-142
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $282 (members)         $322 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Materials fee for Cotton Harness - $102. Materials fee for leather harness - $142. 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:

1347-0209    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat February 9, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1347-0710    Add registration to shopping cart

      Wed July 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu July 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Wine Basket for Two Bottles

Barbara Boughton

This basket begins by weaving a solid bottom onto a red-oak handle, creating a very sturdy base for carrying two bottles. While weaving up the sides, a separate weaver is introduced on the inside of the basket, creating two compartments, keeping bottles from bumping. Students have the option of embellishing the top of the basket with a variety of decorative weaving techniques and strips of hand-dyed weavers. The basket is 5" wide, 8" high at the sides, and 14" high at the handle. This is a great basket for holiday entertaining or gift-giving!

  • 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

The February 16 class will take place at the Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St, Lake Luzerne, NY. The August 24 class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located around the corner from the front entrance of the Shirt Factory Gallery.

Sessions:

1429-0216    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat February 16, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1429-0824    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 24, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm