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. The price includes $10 in materials.
Level - Intermediate: This class is geared toward those students who have made a whisk broom previously. Skills will be re-introduced as needed.
Level up your broom making skills and learn about more advanced styles of whisk brooms: the Hawktail and the Double Turkey Wing. Both styles will be demonstrated, and students will have the opportunity to choose which one to make. Quick workers may be able to attempt both styles. Hawktails are the workhorses of the whisk broom family; they are robust sweepers whether small or large, and their symmetrical shape allows for beautiful striping when using dyed broomcorn. Double turkey wings have a striking fan shape, and the closed tying style emphasizes the stair-step pattern of the tying cord.
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.
Class size limited to 6 students.
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.
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.