Traditional Flat Brooms with Justin Burton
Apr 13, 2019
In this 3 hour workshop, Bethany College's Swedish Crafts instructor Justin Burton will school us in the timeworn arts of broom making. Not your average lowly pantry utensils, these brooms are not only meant to be practical but also works of folk art that will have a proud place on your wall or in your entryway.
Traditional Flat Broom
Before the Shakers of New England came along most brooms were round. With their invention cleaning got a whole lot quicker!
Participants will create a full-size flat broom. Participants will wind the broom with stick and string using natural broomcorn.
You are welcome to bring your own special stick to make a broom on!
Make a day of it and take Whisk Brooms in the morning, 10-1pm
• Notes: Participants must have full dexterity in their hands and feet. Please wear closed toe shoes and pants – no sandals, skirts or dresses
• Difficulty: Beginner