In Tillers' broom classes, take a traditional skill to a new artistic level. Make round, cobweb, and flat brooms, and (time permitting) whisk brooms and kitchen brushes. These brooms are not only useful, but are also decorative and wonderful gifts. This October class is just in time to make a Halloween broom! Learn broom handle selection, preparation, and surface finishing. Discuss the history of broom making, as well as broom corn selection. Build a foot treadle for tying and make the needles and holding device for stitching. This class will prepare you with the skills and equipment to begin making brooms on your own. All skill levels welcome. Product: several brooms.
"Our instructors and classmates were awesome--very positive and informative. I had a great time, very worthwhile!" -student, 2009
"Pam and Darold are pros." -student, 2009
Enrollment: 4 to 10
Minimum age: 12
a/ October 17-19, 2013, Thursday-Saturday, 9:00-5:00pm
Cook's Mill, Scotts, MI
With Darold Francis