BROOM MAKING WORKSHOP

The Strasburg Heritage Society will hold the final craft workshop for the 2015 - 2016 season on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will learn the art of broom making from Walter Hand.

Walter is a graduate of Cambell Folk Art school where he took his first class in broom making in 2003 and has since taken two additional classes. A juried craftsmen, Walter has demonstrated broom making at the Landis Valley Museum and taught classes during the museums Institute of Rural Life and Culture.

Participants will learn the basics of broom making. They will make two brooms, a cobweb broom in the morning and a hearth broom in the afternoon. The Hearth broom will involve some weaving and does require a degree of strength and dexterity in your hands. Participants will be asked to bring along a sharp pair of scissors and to wear old clothes as there is bleach involved.

The cost for the class is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members. This is non-refundable and needs to be paid in advance in order to secure a spot as class size is limited to six participants. Their will also be a $15.00 material fee payable to the instructor the day of the workshop.

The workshop will be held at the Shroy House, 122 South Decatur Street, Strasburg. For questions, information, or registration please contact Ann Lainhoff at 687-8816 or lainhoff@netscape.net

Come and get swept away as you work and have fun learning this craft.