“Pack baskets, woven containers originally used by early indigenous American peoples to carry game, fish and gathered fruit, were slung over the back, leaving the hands free. This simple design was later adopted by early settlers and hunters who began inhabiting the mountainous areas of New York state, Vermont and Maine. Today, these are colloquially referred to as “Adirondack pack baskets” due to their use by outdoors-men and women in this region, especially in the Adirondack mountains.” –Kaufmann Mercantile
This is a hearty basket. A woodsman’s basket. An adventure basket. In this workshop you will learn to shape, continuous weave and carve ‘skids’. The basket is finished with a hand carved oak handle and shaker tape harness.
COST: Members: $70 Tuition + $65 materials: Total due at time of registration = $135
NON-Members: $85 Tuition + $65 materials: Total due at the time of registration = $150