Broom Making Workshop 11/4/17
Brooms are used around the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces and are an important part of making a safe and sacred space. In this industrial modern world handcrafts of all kinds are being replaced by machine made goods. The broom is no exception. Handcrafted brooms are on the brink of extinction. In this three hour class, Bethany Ridenour will guide you through the basics of Broom Craft. Each participant will make their very own turkey wing broom to use at home or give as a special gift.
Bethany is a teacher and student of ancestral skills. For as long as she can remember she has turned to the trees and animals in the forest for council. She believes strongly in the healing powers of nature, and the strengthening our connection with the natural world can improve our interpersonal relationships and emotional well being. On her own path, she has found that working with her hands and elements of nature brings her the deepest form of healing. Her journey is helping her bridge the gap between humans and nature and bring to light how that relationship can help heal trauma. Bethany has worked with many different natural elements with a strong emphasis on different ways of processing skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and most recently has fallen in love with broom making.
This class is three hours, and limited to 14 people. Please sign up early to reserve your spot.
Date & Time: November 4, 7:30-10:30pm
Cost: $90 (includes all materials)
Location: The Scarlet Sage Herb Co.
1193 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110