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Hens Wing Brooms with Tia Tumminello of Husk Brooms
February 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Description: Students will learn how to make a traditional Hens Wing style hand broom. These hand brooms are crafted with broom corn and nylon twine. Crafted to create a fan shape, these are great tools for cleaning large areas: desks, kitchen tables, stairs, fireplaces, or even radiators. Broomcorn is the essential natural material for household cleaning because it’s delicate enough to catch hair and smaller debris while being strong enough to bend without breaking. Made with a long handle, these hand tools can easily be incorporated into daily use.
The Hens Wing design is a beginner friendly style for beginner broom makers. Students should feel comfotable using a bread knife, box cutter and a lighter.
Broommaking requires dexterity in both hands and feet. Using the foot bobbin without socks or shoes on is surprisingly easier! Students will craft one hand broom and have the option to select their preferred color of nylon cord.
Tuition: $55 + $20 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.