Create a kitchen set from scratch using natural broomcorn, tampico agave fiber, and nylon cord! Students will learn the basic skills used in tying brooms to make their own unique tools. You'll go home with a veggie brush, several pot scrubbers, and 2-3 dish brushes for your own kitchen or to give as handmade, heartfelt gifts.
Tying a broom is a stress-reducing, full-body practice -- and a great workout. You’ll use both feet to hold tension and both hands to manipulate the cord and wrap the broom tightly. This class also offers an excellent introduction to beginning broom tying for those students interested in learning how to make whisk brooms and sweepers.
Audience:Adults and teens
Skill level: Beginner
Supplies we'll provide: All materials and tools plus kind, patient instruction
Supplies to bring with you:
Your curiosity and willingness to experiment
A face mask
Class size is very limited due to social distancing requirements.
Masks are required to be worn over your nose and mouth for the duration of the class.
If you are not feeling well or if anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID in the past week, please stay home.
When you sign up for this class, you're agreeing to abide by our safety precautions as well as ourregistration policy. Please contact us before registering if you have any questions.
Robert of Redmond Philbert Handwork, an enthusiastic learner, teacher, and crafter living and working in the Portland area. Beyond the visceral joy of broom-making, Robert is interested in elevating natural materials over synthetic alternatives and loves to incorporate color into his work, making an everyday object and an everyday activity feel special, vibrant, and even fun.
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