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Students learn about Adirondack crafting

Students learn about Adirondack crafting

Students in Wendy Carroll's Adirondack Crafts class at Broadalbin-Perth Jr./Sr. High School are making Adirondack woven wall hangings and fabric paintbrush holders. Students began the school year learning how to hand sew and then moved to machine sewing to prepare for this project. 

Earlier in the year, students made three-dimensional paper sculptures of birds and learned about paper weaving. In the weaving unit, they began with paper and created a cardboard loom to weave yarn and other fibers. They will create a small version of an Adirondack pack basket or a traditional fishing creel later in the course.

Adirondack Crafts is an elective that is part of an Adirondack-themed trilogy at BPHS: Adirondack Crafts, Adirondack Humanities, and Adirondack Science.

  • arts
  • high school
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student at desk
two students at sewing machine
pencil pouch
pencil pouch
Adirondack Weaves