Come learn another hand whisk pattern! These whisk brooms have a more symmetrical splay, representing the iconic broom shape most people envision. Practice a variety of weaving patterns to give your little broom handle its own personality, choose from a collection of string colors, learn how to section the broomcorn, and master the foot bobbin. With proper care, these whisk brooms will long outlast any synthetic broom that you can buy from a store, and they will create a beautiful talking piece hanging on your wall! We may have additional time at the end of class to explore other techniques, so please bring any burning questions you may have! Please note: Broom making does require a fair amount of upper body strength. If you have any concerns, please email the instructor prior to class. [email protected]
Broommaker. Artisan. Friend to the bees.
Rooted among the rich soil of the Midwest, Rebi creates work that hugs the line between craft and art, bringing beauty to everyday functional items through her business Rooted Apricity. Broom making has become the perfect balance of her desire to make, her love for plants, and her passion to live as close to the earth as possible. In 2013, she graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in Studio Art, and her brooms have made appearances at art fairs across Minnesota and North Dakota. All of her brooms are handcrafted with traditional broom-making techniques, weaving patterns, warmth, and love – providing a natural alternative to the synthetic brooms often found in stores. A huge supporter of the slow living movement, Rebi feels blessed by this opportunity to share her passion and inspire other creatives.