Events

Adirondack Pack Basket Weaving Workshops

April 27, 2019 to April 28, 2019

Location:
Education Building

Price varies per basket, see below.
All materials provided. 
Limited to 20 total participants.

Click here to register. 

Hawk Mountain has teamed with The Country Seat and renowned basket maker Linda Scherz to bring an Adirondack Pack Basket making Class.  Adirondack Pack Baskets are part of the Hawk Mountain tradition and all of our Hawk Counters use them to transport gear to our lookouts daily.  Pack baskets are not only traditional but are also very light weight, strong and functional.  The junior typically takes one day to make while the other larger baskets take two days.

Also, round out your weekend of weaving with a Waxed Linen class taught by Linda Scherz in the classroom of The Country Seat. Available to weavers of all levels! Click here for more. 

 

Junior Adirondack Pack Basket

1 day
Dimensions: 6” x 8” x 10 ½”H

 

junior packbasket

Junior is a small decorative version of a traditional Adirondack Pack basket. This is a great size for a wastebasket or mail basket.

Students start with pre-cut spokes, weave the base and then change reed and continuous weave the sides.  Add a hand carved hardwood handle, fit the rim to the basket, and lash.  Linda will teach you the techniques and tips to create the belly in the front with straight back and sides in this unique basket.  Complete the Adirondack look as you place the custom leather or webbing harness on your completed basket.

 

Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket and tools students will need during class. Students should wear comfortable clothing. Baskets will not be stained during class.

Materials and Prep Fee:
With Webbing Harness $160.00
With Leather Harness $170.00 

 

Hiker Adirondack Pack Basket

 1.5 day class
Dimensions: 6” x 9” x  14”H

 

hiker packbasket

Adults and children can wear this pack.

 

Students 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 false rim, cut and tuck, insert the hand carved hardwood handle, fit the rim and lash on basket.  Lastly, add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with 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 and tools students will need during class. Students should wear comfortable clothing. Baskets will not be stained during class.

Materials and Prep Fee:
With Webbing Harness $205.00
With Leather Harness $225.00 

 

Sightseer Adirondack Pack Basket

2 day class
Dimensions:  8 ½” x11” x 16”H

 

sightseer packbasket

The Sightseer pack is a great size for teens or adult men and women.  

 

The first day students 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, creating a belly while learning to continuous weave.   The main weaving will be done the first day.  The baskets will sit and dry overnight.  On the second day, students will pack baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a hand carved hardwood handle, and fit the rim to the basket, and lash rim.  Lastly, add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with skids.  Linda will guide you and teach you many tips and techniques.   Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. 

Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket and tools students will need during class. Students should wear comfortable clothing. Baskets will not be stained during class.

Materials and Prep Fee:
With Cotton Harness $235.00
With Leather Harness $275.00

 

Mountaineer Adirondack Pack Class

2 day class
Dimensions:  9” x 12” x  20”H

 

mountaineer packbasket

The Mountaineer pack is a large pack, great size for adult men and woman.  

 

The first day students 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, creating a belly while learning to continuous weave.   The main weaving will be done the first day.  The baskets will sit and dry overnight.  On the second day, students will pack baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a hand carved hardwood handle, and fit the rim to the basket, and lash rim.  Lastly, add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with skids.  Linda will guide you and teach you many tips and techniques.   Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. 

Materials and Prep Fee:
With Webbing Harness $250.00
With Leather Harness $290.00

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