Become a Broom Squire! That is what a person who makes brooms is called.
Experience tying a traditional hand broom, which dates back to Colonial America. You will learn the style of tying known as a turkey wing. This turkey wing broom is approximately 14-16 inches tall with a spread of 10-12 inches wide.
The handle process is known as plaiting the tops. We will be using reed for this process. Eric looks forward to sharing a passion of his with you.
Your instructor will provide:
- All supplies needed to make a broom
Students are asked to bring the following:
- Measuring tape
- Small flathead screwdriver
- Strong scissors
- Spray bottle
No experience required.
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Material Fee: $30.00
Total Cost: $110.00
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!