This is an amazing crafting opportunity. Andy Paonessa, a skilled craftsman and naturalist who has been making pack baskets for over 10 years, will provide step-by-step instructions for you to make your own sturdy Brown Ash pack basket, complete with cedar bottoms and skids, and canvas straps. Andy will supply all materials, which he gathers locally and processes by hand. Processing the Brown Ash involves pounding the trunks in order to remove the annual growth rings into thing, flexible yet strong strips suitable for basket making.
Registration and $100 deposit required by December 1.
Total cost $175, materials included.