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Traditional Crafts

Handmade Whisk Brooms

Course Overview

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or workbenches, whisking dirt out of the tent while camping, sweeping those dust bunnies into the dustpan, brushing fur from clothing, or using around the wood stove for little bits of wood and ash, you'll wonder how you ever lived without. This one-day introduction to broom-making will cover three different styles of hand brooms. Using traditional broom-corn, students will learn the Shaker style, Turkey Wing, and Hawk Tail Style methods with experienced broom maker Marybeth Garmoe. Students will 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 at least three hand brooms ready to work and beautiful enough to hang on a wall!

Required Tools

All of the tools needed for this project will be provided by the instructor.

Optional Tools

  • Carving knife

Session Information

This course will be part of Basket Week 2021! Plan to arrive early for the Basket Gathering on Friday, October 8 for demonstrations, talks and community gatherings. A full schedule of events will be available in late summer.

Dates

Sat, Oct 9th, 2021

Course Details

Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $95.00
Materials fee: $20.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Marybeth Garmoe
Marybeth Garmoe
Grand Marais, MN

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