For the longest time, I've wanted to make a pack basket. With some good fortune, organization, and hard work that dream became a reality this week as I now proudly own two smaller pack baskets ready for my little ice fishing beauties. The taller one was my own effort whereas the shorter made by a student. Let's get to the story...
With some scholarships available for my students and partial funding by the local boosters club, 13 high school students signed up for the day long course with Ray Reitze, a Master Maine Guide and expert in many traditional activities. For us, the opportunity to make a trapper's basket woven with reeds freehand and no mold became a reality.
|The school library became a pack basket making factory|
|You might remember this guy for his guest post... click HERE|
For information about the Cobscook Community Learning Center please click HERE.
To learn more about Ray Reitze, the Old Turtle, please click HERE.
For a link to the variety of courses offered by the CCLC please click HERE.
I look forward to attending more workshops as they become available and can't wait to make a larger ice fishing basket. Learning never stops and I'm thankful to try my hand as this wonderful craft.