Craft a Cobweb Broom
with Marybeth Garmoe
Saturday, July 29
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuition: $40, Materials: $12
In this half-day class you will learn the traditional Appalachian methods for constructing brooms from the same material that has been used since the 18th century. We will also discuss the history of brooms and the wide range of products that can be made out of broomcorn.
You will leave this class with the fundamental knowledge of how brooms are constructed, inspiration for future forays into the world of traditional brooms, and a beautiful cobweb broom that is not only useful, but can be hung for display!
About the instructor: Marybeth Garmoe spent childhood summers exploring the forests and lakes of Northern Wisconsin, eating wild edibles and making crafts from grapevines. She has always been fascinated by wood and the vast array of useful items that can be made from sustainably harvested forest resources.
Her craft features pleasing coloration and grain patterns as well as interesting form, while allowing the beauty of the wood to speak for itself. She believes most of all in the blending of functional art and craft: beautiful, useful and well-crafted pieces that can be both displayed and utilized around the home for many years.
Marybeth has taught at the North House Folk School including a Crafternoon cobweb broom workshop for donors and board members.
Sat from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 Get directions