Learn to make two functional and beautiful whisk brooms. This half day introduction class will cover traditional shaker and modern designs of the Turkey Wing and Sparrow tail hand brooms with wrapped or plaited handles. Bonus, you'll also use broomcorn remnants to make a cake tester, burnisher, or pot scrubber! Leave feeling confident and inspired to explore the world of broom making.
Please wear closed toed shoes.
* This class is limited to 8 individuals to prevent the spread of covid-19, do not attend class if feeling ill, please inform us right away. All students are required to wear a mask -see our covid safety protocol: here
This course has 2 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $22. Fireweed believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities. The course registration will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.
I started my woodcraft Journey in 2017. Fueled by a desire to learn and create handmade, functional, beautiful objects that I could make for my home. There are so many ways craft and creating has made my life richer. I am grateful to have the opportunity to share what I know, be connected and inspired by others that are drawn to this community.
Materials cost for this class is $22 and includes 1 pound of broomcorn, tying twine, leather strip for hanging, dowel foot brake rental, and a bundle of handle weaving stems.
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Now offering sliding scale pricing! We know the pandemic has affected people in different ways and want to keep woodworking accessible. Suggested admission is $82, but we now have a $72 admission option and a pay it forward option.
Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us what you can afford and we will work on covering the rest.