Handcrafted Broom Immersion
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.
Includes materials fee of $95.00
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.
- Carving knife
- sharp scissors (basket-making type)
- broom handles: small saplings of interesting woods
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.