1) Broomcorn (Natural, or
possible different options based on stock),
2) Black nylon cord (possible non-tarred cord in various colors)
WHAT YOU NEED AT HOME IF YOU PURCHASE A KIT:
1) An empty 5 gallon bucket of water or an empty bathtub somewhat nearby.
2) A wooden dowel, or an extra thick cardboard tube. 3/4”-2” max is best.
3) Sharp scissors or a very sharp knife (I use a sharp cleaver style knife and scissors)
4) Matches or a lighter
5) Precision superglue (optional)
After purchasing the course, you can access the class directly through this link.
IF YOU DON'T PURCHASE A KIT AND JUST WANT THE CLASS, YOU MUST SOURCE YOUR OWN MATERIALS.
Our Broom Making Story:
One of my (Erika’s) ancestors is a Lenape indigenous woman who was known to travel around, sell brooms, linens, tell fortunes, and heal people with herbs. This is something that has been on repeat in the back of my mind.
I have struggled to get brooms in when the demand is up at the store and I have chosen to honor my ancestors by creating a series of brooms in my own design inspired by my multi-influenced heritage.