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Hand-Crafted Brooms: An Introduction   

Experience traditional broom making from start to finish.  Students will explore design and construction methods as they prepare broomcorn and tree sapling handles. This three-day introduction to broom-making will cover a variety of styles including full-sized sweeping brooms, whisks, cobwebbers, and more as time allows. Students will 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 array of brooms ready to work and beautiful enough to hang on a wall! This class does require moderate hand strength. Being able to open a jar is an example of moderate hand strength. This course is open to students ages 16+.

Required Tools

We will be working with broomcorn that has been soaked in water – please wear pants that you do not mind getting wet.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

  • Your favorite carving knife
  • Unique broom handles
    • about 1” in diameter and 45” long for the sweeper
    • about ¾” in diameter and 24” long for the cobwebber


  • Hand-Crafted Brooms: An Introduction
    2/24/2023 - 2/26/2023
  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Wait List" button below 

  • Tuition:  $300.00

  • Materials Fee:  $55.00 - payable at registration


  • Instructor:  Marybeth Garmoe

  • Capacity Remaining:  0 (Negative number indicates number of people on the wait list)



  • Dates:  2/24/2023 - 2/26/2023

  • Times:  9am-5pm each day