Learn to design and make your own brooms for home and shop use. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new way to apply a lifetime of woodworking experience, broom making is an exciting and accessible craft.
Learn along with other woodworkers as you participate in this live video conference class taught by Aspen Golann while you chat with your classmates from around the nation and world in real-time. There is a lot of interaction, and you’ll get to watch and engage with Aspen as she leads you through the process of making these beautiful brooms. It’s as close as you can get to sitting at her workbench with her.
We will cover:
Hand grips and techniques
We will cover many of the technical and design principles you need to know to design your own broom forms. We can also survey a variety of contemporary and historical broom designs to inspire your design ideas. All levels welcome.
We’ll have a “Tech Check” call a few days before the start of the class for you to verify your connection and get familiar with Zoom if you need to.
You’ll also be invited to join our private Facebook group where you can chat, post questions, and get advice outside of class hours. Come and join the quarantine team!
Finally, will we record each day, so that you can refer back to it as you work through your assigned tasks and homework.
Class Schedule & Times
The class is broken up into sections over two days. Plan on attending all of them all, just like you would in real-time.
Saturday Oct 3rd 11am – 1pm
Sunday, Oct 4th, 11 am – 1 pm
All times are shown in EDT Eastern Daylight Time
Tools & Materials Needed:
A laptop with a camera and wifi connection
A Stick OR 3’ length of a 2”x4” OR Winding Spool
Comfortable, simple chair (folding chair would be great)
Bucket for soaking broom corn
As part of your registration, you will get a kit that includes the fibers that are used for making the “brushy” part of the broom.