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Build a Wee Lassie Canoe

The original Wee Lassie was a lapstrake-built open cedar canoe made in 1863 by J. Henry Rushton of Canton, NY. Rushton was one of the most famous canoe builders of his era. George Washington Sears, who wrote of his adventures under his pen name of Nessmuk as he recorded his paddling adventures throughout the Adirondacks, popularized these small, finely crafted canoes. Come spend 11 wonderful days with master instructor Larry Benjamin building your own Wee Lassie. You will be guided through every step of the building process. Leave with a beautiful, lightweight canoe that handles well in the water. Open to all level of student.

Shaker Serving Trays

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Each participant will become familiar with construction techniques as five serving trays are completed in this two-day workshop. Long thin band stock is carefully bent and custom boards seamlessly fitted to create a very useful project. With Shaker inspired elegance these are sure to become instant heirlooms. They even nest neatly when not in use making a proud display!

Beginning Knitting – Make Coasters

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Have you always wanted to learn to knit but thought it was too difficult? Don't feel intimidated! Our instructor will help you through the process of learning the two basic kinds of stitches as you make at least one lovely coaster. If time permits you may make all three!! Ages 8 to adult.

Open Forge Night

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Interested in blacksmithing but unsure how to start? Open Forge Night is the place for you! Every third Wednesday of the month during our blacksmithing season, come see demonstrations by expert blacksmith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. If you want to try your hand at blacksmithing there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials. Safety precautions must be followed - including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied).

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