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February

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Learn how to make a dried flower adorned hand broom in this 2 hour workshop hosted by Husk Brooms and Sol Patch Garden. Functional and decorative, these brooms will be sure to charm any space! The dried flowers that will be used for the class were grown by Sol Patch Garden in Braddock, Pa!

This workshop is very beginner friendly. Please note, broom making does requires manual dexertity in both hands and feet. Students will be encouraged to be barefoot or wear thin socks to easily control the foot bobbin.

Choose your broom cord color and colorful bouquet for an entirely custom crafted hand broom.

Participants will leave with one beautifully crafted dried flower hand broom, ready to add a touch of nature to their homes, altars or outdoor sanctuaries.

Brew Gentlemen is offering $5 pours for ticket holders! Welcome to sip before, during or after the event!

The workshop will be held at Brew Gentlemens *new* space located in the old Superior Motors building at:

1211 Braddock Ave.Braddock, PA 15104

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March

Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh
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3-Hour Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 2nd 2024 

Time: 10am-1pm

Description: Students will learn how to make a traditional Hens Wing style hand broom. These hand brooms are crafted with broom corn and nylon twine. Crafted to create a fan shape, these are great tools for cleaning large areas: desks, kitchen tables, stairs, fireplaces, or even radiators. Broomcorn is the essential natural material for household cleaning because it's delicate enough to catch hair and smaller debris while being strong enough to bend without breaking. Made with a long handle, these hand tools can easily be incorporated into daily use.

The Hens Wing design is a beginner friendly style for beginner broom makers. Students should feel comfotable using a bread knife, box cutter and a lighter.

Broommaking requires dexterity in both hands and feet. Using the foot bobbin without socks or shoes on is surprisingly easier! Students will craft one hand broom and have the option to select their preferred color of nylon cord.

Tuition: $55 + $20 materials fee

Materials: All materials will be provided.

Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)

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Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh

 In this 8 week broom making workshop with Husk Brooms, students will be able to make 5-6 various hand brooms and 2 long handheld brooms. Students will learn how to make traditional hand broom styles such as the Hens Wing, Turkey Wing, Woven Round Whisk and Turkey Tail. Students will make a cobwebber broom with their choice of driftwood handle, and a full sized sweeper broom with a pine handle. We will learn more about the history of broom making and how it can be utilized in a contemporary context. The material used for the classes is broom corn ( a type of sorghum).

Broom making requires manual dexterity in both hands and feet, please take this into consideration when registering. That's right, we said feet! In fact, you will be encouraged to be barefoot in class. Students will also need to feel confident using a box cutter, bread knife, and a long sewing needle. A rubber coated, grip glove is recommended. Sign up today to learn more about the traditional craft of broom making!

Tuition: $265 + $80 materials fee

Materials: All materials will be provided.

Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)

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Calling all witches! 

Learn how to make a functional, long handled broom known as a Cobwebber with Tia Tumminello of Husk Brooms. In this 3 hour workshop, you’ll learn traditional broom making techniques required to create one long handled broom. The Cobweb style broom is great for cleaning hard to reach places: ceilings, under the couch, behind furniture etc. Such as the name entails, the cobweb broom is great for gathering hair and small debris like cobwebs and pet areas. 

We’ll discuss broom care for longevity and each handle will be outfitted with a hanging loop for storage. 

Driftwood handles will be carefully selected by Husk Brooms and be provided for participants' use for the class. 

This workshop is beginner friendly. Please keep in mind broom making requires manual dexterity in both hands and feet (toes especially!) Students will be encouraged to work barefoot or wear thin socks to keep control of the foot bobbin required for broom making. Participants should feel comfortable using a utility knife and lighter.

April

TBD..!

May

Sunday, May 5th
10am-12pm

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Learn how to create your very own hens wing hand broom! Made with broom corn and nylon cord, these nifty fab-shaped brooms are great tools for cleaning large areas: desks, kitchen tables, stairs, fireplaces, or even radiators.

Broomcorn is the essential natural material for household cleaning because it’s delicate enough to catch hair and smaller debris while being strong enough to bend without breaking. Made intentionally with a long handle, these hand tools can easily be incorporated into daily use. Students will leave the workshop with one hand broom, crafted with the color cord of their choosing.

The hens wing design is a friendly style for beginners. Broom-making can be physically demanding and does require dexterity in both hands and feet. Participants should feel comfortable being barefoot or wear thin socks as it’s surprisingly easier to manipulate the foot bobbin.

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