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Two-Toned Twilled Tray

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Weaving with natural and hand-dyed stakes and weavers allows for patterns to develop in the base and sides of the basket. Weaving the base creates a quadrant design which follows up the sides. Students may weave a pre-determined base pattern, or design one of their own using skills learned to plan the design. Students will also make the leather handles to finish the basket. Dimensions: 15" long x 12" wide x 5" high.

Two-Toned Twilled Tray

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Weaving with natural and hand-dyed stakes and weavers allows for patterns to develop in the base and sides of the basket. Weaving the base creates a quadrant design which follows up the sides. Students may weave a pre-determined base pattern, or design one of their own using skills learned to plan the design. Students will also make the leather handles to finish the basket. Dimensions: 15" long x 12" wide x 5" high.

Woven Goose Mobile

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This Workshop is a Basketweaving Art Project. We will be following a Susi Nuss pattern to create three dimensional geese using colorful art paper. The weaving, a combination of origami and basket weaving, is appropriate for all levels of expertise. Students will then use wire to create a mobile to showcase these beautiful flying geese. Although working small can be challenging, this two-day class gives students plenty of stress-free time to be successful.

Woven Goose Mobile

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This Workshop is a Basketweaving Art Project. We will be following a Susi Nuss pattern to create three dimensional geese using colorful art paper. The weaving, a combination of origami and basket weaving, is appropriate for all levels of expertise. Students will then use wire to create a mobile to showcase these beautiful flying geese. Although working small can be challenging, this two-day class gives students plenty of stress-free time to be successful.

Gathering Basket

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This basket is woven on a pre-stained round oak base, and employs 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 baskets grow with two weavers. Students make their own leather handles in class, which incorporate into the rim. This rustically graceful and functional basket is woven on a 6" base which grows into a 12" diameter basket. The basket measures 10” high at sides.

Hiker (Small) Adirondack Pack Basket by Linda Scherz

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks. Create your own pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets. Adults and children can wear this pack. Students will weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes. Then learn to continuous weave the sides of the basket, pack tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut, and tuck, insert the wood handle, fit the rim and lash on basket. Lastly, add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with wood skids. This class will be fun for all weavers. This is a great intro size pack to making pack baskets. Linda will demonstrate, teach you weaving techniques and guide you while you weave your basket. Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket. Baskets will not be stained during class. Dimensions are 6"" x 9"" x 14"" high.

Hiker (Small) Adirondack Pack Basket by Linda Scherz

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks. Create your own pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets. Adults and children can wear this pack. Students will weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes. Then learn to continuous weave the sides of the basket, pack tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut, and tuck, insert the wood handle, fit the rim and lash on basket. Lastly, add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with wood skids. This class will be fun for all weavers. This is a great intro size pack to making pack baskets. Linda will demonstrate, teach you weaving techniques and guide you while you weave your basket. Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket. Baskets will not be stained during class. Dimensions are 6"" x 9"" x 14"" high.

Decorative Door Basket

A friendly view on your front door, or any place you hang this elegant basket. Woven with natural and dyed reed with an accent of a poplar strip you can personalize. This basket is tall, flat, and has a wooden handle. The top opening can accommodate seasonal dried flowers. Dimensions: 11” wide x 20” high. Intermediate weaving level, hand strength needed.

Bicycle Basket

As long as there have been bicycles it has been fashionable and elegant to have a basket on it. With all its uses this basket is woven with reed similar in shape to the Shaker style of basketry. Having adjustable Shaker tape to attach to your handlebars makes this a fun and novel project. Dimensions: 9” long x 7” wide x 8” high. Intermediate weaving level, hand strength needed.

Champagne Baskets

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Beverly was inspired to create this basket after Champagne corks were popped at her daughter’s wedding. Using the metal “muselet” and wire as the “mold” for this basket, she created a memento ornament for their first Christmas. The Muselet is the basket base, and the wire can be the inside or outside mold for your basket. Students will weave this basket with fine Ash to create their own memento. Muselet will be provided, or students may bring their own. Finished size is student’s choice, 1” – 5” tall. This is a miniature basket and therefore is challenging to work on. Moderate weaving experience will keep this class a low stress one day class.

Short Tote/Market Basket

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This is an 8-10” version of a Penobscot Tote basket. Students will play with color and over layering spokes to create pattern and learn a new technique that is woven over the basic weaving to decorate this useful carryall.

Stars and Stripes Basket

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Weaving with natural and hand-dyed spokes and weavers allows for solid stripes to develop up the side of the basket. The basket is woven on an oak handle with two layers of spokes twined into a base. Additional dyed weavers woven as an overlay complete the top rows. Hand cut birch bark stars complete the design. Dimensions: 10" diameter x 12" high at handle x 7" high at sides.

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