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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.

Course Details

Length: 5 days

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