This is an IN-PERSON class.
Learn to design and tie your own handmade brooms for home and shop use.
In this class we will cover classical and sculptural broom forms like the turkey tail, hawk’s wing, pot scrubber, cake tester, and a classic hearth sweeper. In just 3 fun-filled hours you will learn four different broom forms as well as how to source and identify good broom corn and how to hand weave an intricate traditional Appalachian handle (which wasn't included in the original online version!). The class comes with a series of handouts to direct you to the best material sources as well as follow-up videos to guide your at-home broom explorations.
This introduction will give you all of the skills you need to design and tie your own brooms from scratch! Join Aspen Golann at WOO's woodshop and gain a new skill for life.
No prerequisites, all skills level welcome.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to woman-identifying, non-binary, and trans folks over the age of 18.
Aspen Golann is an artist, educator & a 17th-19th century furniture maker blending iconic American furniture forms with a background in social practice, fine art and textiles.
Her artwork is exhibited nationally and is published in Fine Woodworking Magazine, Architectural Digest, Popular Woodworking, Luxe Magazine, Lost Art Press Blog, American Period Furniture, and others. She serves on the board of A Workshop of Our Own and as an ambassador to the Board of Fine Woodworking Magazine. She has received support for her work from The Windgate Foundation, Winterthur Museum, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and others and is the recipient of the 2020 Mineck Furniture Fellowship from The Society of Arts & Crafts.
Aspen is also the founder of The Chairmaker’s Toolbox, a project designed to increase equity and access in the field of chairmaking. Funded by The John D. Mineck Foundation and The Society of Arts + Crafts. Check it out here.
See more images of her work below, or by visiting her website aspengolann.com or her instagram @aspen_golann