View Arts Center in Old Forge is set to host a basketry workshop. Participants can make and leave with a staple tradition of the Adirondacks: the pack basket. This class is set for August 21 from 9 am to 5 pm.
This class will be taught by Linda Scherz. Weaving baskets for more than 30 years, Scherz is a highly skilled artisan and teacher. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn to weave a 14″ traditional Adirondack pack basket ready for their next hiking or canoe trip. All materials and tools will be provided.
Cost of this workshop is $170 for guests and $155 for View members. If participants choose to adorn their basket with a leather harness, cost of the class is $195 for guests and $180 for View members.
Register online by August 14.
Linda’s work can be viewed online.
View is located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge. More information is available on View’s website, or by calling (315) 369-6411 ext. 210.
Photo of pack basket provided.