Adirondack Basketry

Sagamore welcomes Linda Scherz as she will be instructing
four basket workshops in 2018.  These workshops are small class ratios, which means a lot of individual instruction and assistance in making the baskets.  
Fees include either overnight lodging, all meals, instruction and materials, or special day rates for those not needing lodging.   

 
 
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July 13-15, 2018 Large Mountaineer Pack Basket

One of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks.  These versatile baskets were used to carry just about everything the guides, hunters, and trappers took with them into the woods.  Create your very own in this 2-day workshop with renowned basket maker Linda Scherz.  

Harness choice (cotton or leather) needs to be made two weeks prior to class to allow for ordering and making. Once enrolled, Linda will contact you regarding the leather harness fee (cotton harness is included in the materials fee).  Baskets will not be stained during class.

Our Weekend Package includes lodging, all meals, the 2 day workshop, and all basket materials and instruction.  Cost for the Weekend Package is $565 per person.

Local participants can also register for the workshops only (Saturday 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday 9 am - 4 pm) for $200, which includes all basket materials, instruction, and lunch both Saturday and Sunday.

Class size is limited, so register early!  Call our registrar at 315-354-5311  ext. 1021.

 

 
 
  lidded casserole basket with cotton webbing - A linda Scherz exclusive!    

lidded casserole basket with cotton webbing - A linda Scherz exclusive!

 

  baby pack basket with cotton webbing (left) and leather HARNESS (right)

baby pack basket with cotton webbing (left) and leather HARNESS (right)

August 24-26, 2018

Double Basket Weekend!                                        Casserole Carrier and Baby Pack Basket

Class times:  Casserole Basket - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm                                                      Baby Pack Basket - Sunday 9 am - 4 pm

The Casserole Carrier is a new design of Linda's for carrying your dish to all those get-togethers.  The basket doubles as a dish carrier, and at the gathering the lid flips over and becomes your bread basket!  The basket is made of natural and dyed reed, and participants will have color choices for the dyed reed during the program.  A foil lasagna pan is also included with supplies.  Dimensions of the basket are 14" x 17" x 4 1/2" H.

The Baby Pack Basket is one of the smaller packs of a Traditional Pack Basket, which is great for gift giving or use in you own Adirondack home or camp.  Choice of cotton or leather harness must be made two weeks before the program (leather harness has an additional fee - Linda will let participants know cost once they register).  Dimensions for the Baby Pack Basket are 3" x 4" x 6 1/2" H.

Our Complete Weekend Package - lodging, all meals, both basket workshops and all materials for both baskets with cotton harnesses - is $565 per person.  To take advantage of a weekend at Sagamore and opt to make one basket, our weekend rate including one basket is:  Weekend plus Casserole Basket only - $545 per person, and Weekend plus Baby Packbasket only - $455 per person.

Cost for Saturday Workshop making the Casserole Basket is $145 per person, includes all materials and instruction, and lunch in our dining hall.

Cost for Sunday Workshop making the Baby Pack Basket is $60 per person, includes all materials and instruction, and a hearty bagged lunch.

Class size is limited for the Weekend Package, and each Workshop.  Register early!  Contact the registrar at 315-354-5311 ext. 1021.

 
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August 31-Sept 2 Sightseer Pack Basket

This medium sized pack basket is great for teen or adult men or women.  Basket dimensions are   8 1/2" x 11" x 16"H.

Harness choice (cotton or leather) needs to be made two weeks prior to class to allow for ordering and making. Once enrolled, Linda will contact you regarding the leather harness fee (cotton harness is included in the materials fee).  Baskets will not be stained during class.

Our Weekend Package includes lodging, all meals, the 2 day workshop, and all materials/instruction.  Cost for the Weekend Package is $547 per person.

Local participants can also register for the workshop only (Saturday 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday 9 am - 3 pm) for $169, which includes all materials/instruction, and lunch both Saturday and Sunday.

 

  Small Adirondack Pack basket, shown with cotton webbing

Small Adirondack Pack basket, shown with cotton webbing

September 22, 2018
Small Adirondack Pack Basket

Class time: Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks.  This will be a fun day of weaving ending with a great pack ready for your day hike or canoe trip.  This is a great intro size pack for learning to weave baskets.  Cotton webbing harness is included in the materials fee - leather harness has an additional expense.

Dimensions for this pack basket is: 6" x 9" x 12" to 14" H.

Cost for Saturday Workshop making the Small Hiker Pack Basket is $119 per person, includes all materials and instruction, and lunch in our dining hall.

Weekend package is also available for $497 per person, which includes lodging Friday and Saturday, all meals, and all basket materials and instruction.

Class size is limited so register early!  Please call our registrar at 315-354-5311 ext. 1021.