November 9, 2017 –
Date: TBA November
Times: 10:00-4:00 with a break for lunch
Instructors: Diana Register
Before brooms became manufactured goods, brooms were made at home from what was available. Witch hazel, Scotch broom, corn husks and broom sedge have all been lashed to handles by savvy homemakers needing a tool to sweep the porch or scrub the floor. Join us at Western Piedmont Community College, where you will learn to make your own traditional Appalachian broom using broom corn grown by the college's Sustainable Agriculture Program. Not just any old broom you buy at the store, your handmade broom will be both beautiful and useful!
What to Bring:
- a sharp knife (pocket knife or box cutter)
- old towel for your lap
- If you have a favorite stick for your broom handle, bring it!
- If you have any special material you want to include in your broom, like feathers or herbs, you are welcome to bring that as well!
All other supplies are provided. Please bring a box lunch.