Packbasket Class at Clinton County Historical Association

I will be offering a packbasket class at the Clinton County Historical Association on Ohio Avenue  in Plattsburgh on Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 9am to 4pm.     Class details: 



Weave a 17” or a 21” tall basket of premium reed.  Pine shoes, plywood base and ash handle are included.  For beginners as well as weaving “veterans”.  All materials are included and all necessary tools are provided.  You will also receive complete written instructions for applying a finish to     your basket.  Approximate time to complete: 6 to 7 hours.  Bring a snack or lunch for our     noontime break.

Session will also include an ongoing discussion of the history of the packbasket and its eventual role as essential equipment during the opening of the Adirondack Mountain region by the noted guides during the 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Minimum workshop size: 4 participants

Maximum workshop size: 10 participants

Workshop cost:  CCHA Members:

                                      $70.00 for 17” basket

                                       $85.00 for 21” basket

Non-CCHA Members:

                                 $80.00 for 17” basket

                                        $100.00 for 21” basket

 Workshop fee includes adjustable strap set.  Choose from tan, forest green or red.

 $20.00 nonrefundable deposit required. Make Checks Payable to: “ABHD”

Location:  98 Ohio Avenue  Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Date:  Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time: 9am until all are finished (usually between 3 and 4 pm)

Register now at the Clinton County Historical Association – 518-561-0340

Send deposit and basket size choice (17″ or 21″) to the Ohio Ave. address above.

One Comment

  1. Michelle Hawley
    Posted November 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Is it possible to get on a mailing list for future pack basket classes?
    thanks so much!

    Michelle Hawley

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