Weave a Backpack

Weave a Backpack with Sue Muldoon

Learn how to weave the basic shape of the Adirondack Backpack with instructor Sue Muldoon. Keep things hands-free while carrying your items in this lightweight backpack. We will make a medium-sized pack about 11” tall that is perfect for daily use, farmers markets and more. The backpack shape was established to fit in the curve of a canoe for stability and space-saving.

Once you learn the basic weaving skills, you can move on with your own projects, making larger or smaller backpacks. We will have all the materials prepared, including cotton straps. As an added bonus, we'll learn to add a pocket! Perfect for a foraging knife, bottle of water, car keys, and more.

Some skills students will acquire through completion of this course: over/under weave, continuous weave, twining, shaping and rimming.

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. Class capacity is 12 students. Registration closes on December 27, 2023. Students are invited to attend a large group Orientation and Closing Ceremony to connect with various classes online.

Class Materials Fee

Your class registration fee includes a materials kit with a value of $95 shipped to your door. Residents outside the USA will pay the difference in shipping.

The kit includes:
Precut reed, instructions, straps

Class Materials

clippers or scissors, water source, towel

Students will also want to provide:
Clippers or scissors that can cut reed. Floral shears work well.

Age Range

All Ages

Skill Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for two 4.5-hour live online sessions (with a break) on Saturday and Sunday (January 13 and 14) at 12 pm ET | 9 am PT | 17:00 UTC.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Weave a Backpack
Sue Muldoon

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before each session's start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Contact us with any questions. This class, and all lessons and classes on Lessonface, are covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

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Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon

Sue divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.

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