7.13.23 Cobweb Brooms with Robert Sheckler

7.13.23 Cobweb Brooms with Robert Sheckler

Regular price $40.00 Sale

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. 

Thursday, July 13th - 5:15pm to 8:15pm

Beginner:  No previous experience is required. 

Cobweb brooms are beautiful, unusual, and very functional.  Made from whole unprocessed broomcorn “nurl,” cobwebbers allow you to reach up high or way down low to remove the pesky cobwebs that seem to crop up whenever your back is turned.  Their narrow shape allows you to get into corners, along baseboards, behind radiators, and into all of those hard-to-reach places.  They’re even great for retrieving the things your cat has hidden under the oven or fridge!

In this class, you’ll learn how to attach whole broomcorn to your choice of a long (42″) or short (24″) hardwood broomstick.  The stalks can be woven down the handle in the traditional manner or bound in a contemporary ‘corseted’ style.  You’ll also learn how to stitch your cobwebber, which is a great introduction to the stitching technique used to create more advanced kitchen brooms.

Tying a broom is a stress-reducing full-body practice–and a great workout!  You’ll use both feet to hold tension and both hands to manipulate the cord and wrap the broom tightly. You’ll leave class with a fabulous cobweb broom and the basic skills needed to explore different styles in the future.


About the Instructor:

Robert is an enthusiastic learner, teacher, and crafter living and working in the Portland area.  He started Redmond Philbert Handwork 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.  Visit his website

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 cancel a class, you can choose to receive a full refund or store credit.