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Handmade Whisk Brooms

Course Overview

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or work benches, 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!

Dates

Sat, Feb 10th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 1 day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age:
Registration Cost: $95.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Dec 30th, 2017
Includes materials fee of $20.00

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

Carving knife (available for purchase at the North House School Store)
Small sharp scissors

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Dec 30th, 2017
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