Explorer Pack Basket
with Jessica Steele, Central Lincoln County Adult Education
Making a pack basket can be a fun and rewarding project and a perfect gift! A pack basket is a traditional type of backpack used for carrying items while hiking, hunting, or for general outdoor activities. Pack baskets have a long history dating back centuries and have been used by various cultures around the world. Here in Maine our Maine Guides walked the woods with these packs to transport supplies and game through rugged terrain.
In this course, we will weave a 10-12” tall basket with premium reed. We will go over the history of pack baskets and what materials have been used. The instructor will go through the process of making the basket step-by-step ensuring all will walk away with a finished basket. The baskets will have a base and feet along with pack straps. We will bring a variety of color straps and even color reeds to add a little color to your basket. Walk away with a pack basket and the knowledge for life!
All level weavers are welcome EVEN if you have never weaved!
Jessica Steele has a passion for the wilderness and for teaching. She has worked in the field of Adventure and Environmental Education for more than 30 years. This leg of her journey is about connecting more with herself, others, and the wilderness.
Dec 9th, 2023
Sat from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CLC Adult Education Office
767 Main St.
Damariscotta, ME 04543 Get directions