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Traditional Crafts

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.

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