Beginner Level: No experience is required and this class provides a great introduction to broom making skills.
Learn to stitch on something other than fabric with Robert of Redmond Philbert Handwork. In this class, we'll create stitched broomcorn whisks, plus 2 bonus pot scrubbers from the broomcorn ends! Your stitched whisk is the perfect tool for keeping your craft room, sewing table, or workshop spic and span. It's also a great gift for that person who has everything! The pot scrubbers work well on cast iron and stainless steel pots and pans, and some folks like them for cleaning potatoes and carrots as well.
This class is a fantastic introduction to broom-making. Tying a broom is a stress-reducing, full body practice. You'll use both feet to hold tension and both hands to manipulate the cord and wrap the broom tightly. The skills taught are relatively easy to master and they also set students up well for further broom making adventures. Check out the Cobweb Broom class in April and the Hawktail Broom class in May.
All required tools and materials are provided. Students who would like to further personalize their whisk brooms should bring about 10 yards of decorative yarn from their stash in one or several lengths. It's always helpful to have more scissors available, so please feel free to bring a pair with you.