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Handcrafted Broom Immersion

Course Overview

Experience traditional broom making from start to finish as you prepare broomcorn and tree sapling handles and explore design and construction methods. This five-day exploration into broom-making will cover a variety of styles including full-size sweeping brooms, whisks, cobwebbers, pot scrubbers, and more. Students will dye broomcorn and experiment with a variety of weaving patterns, learning more intricate designs and concepts throughout the class. Come explore the usefulness of this old craft, find a new appreciation for the various decorative and functional styles of brooms, and leave prepared to take on further broom making projects with confidence – not to mention an armload of brooms ready to work and beautiful enough to hang on a wall! This class is open to students of all skill levels, but broom making does require hand strength and stamina. Being able to open a sealed jar is an example of hand strength.


Wed, Aug 19th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Length: 5 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $520.00
Includes materials fee of $95.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

  • Carving knife 
  • sharp scissors (basket-making type)
  • broom handles: small saplings of interesting woods

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.