September 30, 2019 @ 8:15 am – 5:00 pm
Welty Environmental Center
1201 Big Hill Court
Annetta Kraayeveld
Hiker Adirondack Pack Basket Class with Linda Scherz (9/30) @ Welty Environmental Center

Hiker Adirondack Pack Basket Class with Linda Scherz

Join us for a day of weaving to make your own pack basket, patterned after traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets. Linda Scherz, a nationally known basket artist and teacher from Upstate New York, is well known for her beautiful Adirondack Pack Baskets. This Hiker Pack is perfect for a day hike or canoe trip. Adults or children can wear this pack.

Students weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes. They 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, they will add an adjustable webbing or leather harness secured with skids. Final dimensions: 6″x 9″ x 14″H (Baskets will not be stained during class.)

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. This class will be fun for all weavers–beginner to experienced.

Please bring the following tools: pencil, tape measure, scissors, diagonal cutters, spring type clothespins, awl, heavy duty packing tool, sand paper, cable ties, knife or scarfing tool, towel, water bucket.

RSVP no later than September 1 by sending your check for material fees of the basket (s) you would like to make to: Annetta Kraayeveld, 7029 South State Road 213, Beloit, WI 53511.

Class Fee:  With Webbing Harness $90.00 ($80.00 for guild members)

                      With Leather Harness $109.00 ($99 for guild members)

Make checks payable to Wisconsin Weave Basket Guild. QUESTIONS??—ask Annetta: (608)365-0714 or thebasketteacher@gmail.com. Class size is limited, RSVP early!

You will be asked to contribute to our soup lunch when you RSVP. Coffee and a breakfast snack will be provided. Please bring your own drinks.

Adirondack Baskets-web