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 Broom Making workshop we will go over the basics of Broom Craft, each student will learn about weaving (a required skill for making larger brooms) and sewing broom corn.
Class Cost: $100 (includes materials, each participant will leave with a broom), pre-registration required.
To register, please call or visit West County Herb Company.
(707) 874-9567 Thursday-Monday (except for major holidays)
*This class will sell out, purchasing your tickets in advance is recommended
Bethany (they/them) is a teacher and student of ancestral skills. For as long as they can remember they’ve turned to the trees and animals in the forest for council. Bethany believes strongly in the healing powers of nature, believing that strengthening our connection with the natural world can improve our interpersonal relationships and emotional wellbeing. Bethany has found that working the hands with elements of nature brings some of the deepest healing and feels like it is their path to help bridge the gap between humans and nature, bringing 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 animal skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and is a professional Broom Maker.