A Broom for Every Room with Tia Tumminello of Husk Brooms
March 21 @ 6:00 pm - May 9 @ 9:00 pm
8-Week Series Workshop
Date: Thursdays, March 21-May 9, 2024
Description: In this 8 week broom making workshop with Husk Brooms, students will be able to make 5-6 various hand brooms and 2 long handheld brooms. Students will learn how to make traditional hand broom styles such as the Hens Wing, Turkey Wing, Woven Round Whisk and Turkey Tail. Students will make a cobwebber broom with their choice of driftwood handle, and a full sized sweeper broom with a pine handle. We will learn more about the history of broom making and how it can be utilized in a contemporary context. The material used for the classes is broom corn ( a type of sorghum).
Broom making requires manual dexterity in both hands and feet, please take this into consideration when registering. That’s right, we said feet! In fact, you will be encouraged to be barefoot in class. Students will also need to feel confident using a box cutter, bread knife, and a long sewing needle. A rubber coated, grip glove is recommended. Sign up today to learn more about the traditional craft of broom making!
Tuition: $265 + $80 materials fee
Materials: All materials will be provided.
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded by check, to your credit card, or Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.
About the Artist
Tia Tumminello is the founder of Husk Brooms. Husk Brooms offers handcrafted brooms and brushes for home, studios, and sacred spaces. Made with intention, these functional tools enchant cleaning routines and make mundane tasks sacred. When not in use, they add charm to spaces and showcase the acceptance of natural material within the home. Husk brooms are made the traditional way without any machinery in Pittsburgh, PA.