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The Art of Broomcraft

Broom making workshop with Bethany

Brooms are used around the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. A broom is an important part of making a safe and sacred space. In this industrial modern world handcrafts of all kinds are being replaced by machine made goods. The broom is no exception. Handcrafted brooms are on the brink of extinction. In this four hour class you will learn the basics of Broom Craft. We will each make a turkey wing broom like in the picture to take home and use in our own daily cleansing rituals.

Cost of class is $90 and you can register by visiting the shop or calling us during business hours.

Bethany is a teacher and student of ancestral skills. For as long as they can remember they have turned to the trees and animals in the forest for council… They believe strongly in the healing powers of nature, believing that strengthening our connection with the natural world can improve our interpersonal relationships and emotional well being. In their own path they have found that working with their hands with elements of nature brings her and others some of the deepest healing. They feel like it is their path to do what they can to help bridge the gap between humans and nature and bring to light how that relationship can help heal trauma.

Bethany has worked with many different natural elements with a strong emphasis on different ways of processing skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and has fallen in love with Broom making.

Earlier Event: April 1
First Free Monday; The Kosmic Kitchen
Later Event: April 3
Crafting the Witch's Broom