All levels - English - 7 hours - 12 spots
During this full day Broom Making class we will have the opportunity to learn the process of making full sweep brooms. Using wooden handles we will bind the broom corn to the handle, weave the stalks if desired, and then bind or flat weave the hurl (the bristles of the broomcorn). We will work primarily on two styles of brooms - A cobweb sweeper and a floor sweep. *Note - Brooms of this style are usually made over a few days in order for the material to dry. Due to the nature of the festival we are doing the process in one day. Students will need to take their brooms home and put them in a very warm space, near a stove, or radiator in order to prevent molding!
What to bring as participant?
You are welcome to bring your own handles for your brooms.
You need 2 handles about 2.5-3 cm round: 1 about 1.2 meters long for the floor sweeper, and the second one for getting cobweb’s needs to be as short or long as you need for your ceilings. The broomcorn will add another 45 cm + off the end of your handle. Your handles must be from dry wood. Fresh wood will shrink when drying and result in a lose broom! I will have handles for everyone available.
670- 890 NOK
Handled brooms / Feiekost m. treskaft // Torsdag
Raleigh Klotzek (she/her) is a versatile craftswoman working across multiple mediums, including Green Woodwork, Broom & Brush Making, and Jewelry & Bead work. Raleigh's expertise spans a rich tapestry of artistic & traditional craft traditions. Her dedication to learning is not merely personal; it's a mission to keep the flame of traditional craftsmanship alive.
Raleigh's journey has taken her across local and international landscapes, where she actively sought mentors and instructors to deepen her understanding of her crafts.
In a recent chapter of her life, Raleigh, along with her husband Oliver, has embraced the serene beauty of the Swedish countryside. Here, they open their home to host workshops throughout the year, sharing their wealth of knowledge and skills. Notably, Raleigh plays a pivotal role in organizing the Von Hand Festival.
As an instructor, Raleigh brings her considerable skills to the forefront, creating an atmosphere of warmth and enjoyment in the learning process. Her belief that everyone possesses the innate ability to explore a life of creativity resonates in her teaching approach, making her workshops both accessible and delightful for all who seek to embark on their creative journeys.