Make a Turkey Wing Broom (In-Person) July 29, 2023

Jul 29, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $110.00

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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. You will make two brooms in class and possibly more if there is time. 

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

broom makingStudents are asked to bring the following:

  • Measuring tape
  • Small flathead screwdriver
  • Strong scissors
  • Spray bottle

Skill Level
No experience required.

Age requirement
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class.

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details:
Tuition: $80.00
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!