About sliding scale: Please choose the option that you are able to pay. We believe skills and knowledge should be accessible to all. For that reason, we are offering this class on a sliding scale. Those able to afford the higher cost help those with fewer financial means.
Confident Beginner: No previous experience is required. The skills taught in this class are more advanced than those taught in the Stitched Whisks class.
Learn to make a fiber-forward whisk broom with Robert of Redmond Philbert Handwork! In this class, you'll work with tampico agave fiber and linen weaving yarn to create a beautiful and functional hand broom to display and use. Once the broom is tied, you'll embellish the handle with yarn of your choice: bring some from home or purchase one of the gorgeous skeins in stock at PortFiber. Feeling generous? You're welcome to bring more yarn from your stash to share with your classmates.
Aside from the decorative yarn, all class tools and materials will be provided, and no experience is needed. Tying a broom is a stress-reducing, full body practice. You'll use both feet to hold tension and both hands to manipulate the yarn and wrap the broom tightly. You'll leave class with a fabulous fiber broom and the basic skills needed to explore different styles in the future.
Class size limited to 6 students.
Robert is an enthusiastic learner, teacher, and crafter living and working in the Portland area. He started Redmond Philbert Handwork this year primarily to support his need to make new brooms daily. Beyond the visceral joy of broom-making, Robert is interested in elevating natural materials over synthetic alternatives and loves to incorporate color into his work, making an everyday object and an everyday activity feel special, vibrant, and even fun.
Class Cancelation Policy:
If you cancel more than 30 days before the beginning of your class, we will offer you store credit in the amount of your class.Cancelation with less than 30 days notice will result in the forfeiture of your entire course fee.However, if we are able to fill your spot, we will offer store credit in the amount of the class.
If we cancela class, you can choose to receive a full refund or store credit.