In this secondary broom making workshop with Betania, you will learn how to make a woven whisk and a cobweb sweeper!
Brooms are used around the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. A broom is 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.
To register and reserve your space, please make payments through:
paypal to [email protected]
If you have already taken both classes with Betania or have broom making experience, there is an option to receive advanced instruction on Tuesday where you can make a full flat broom. Class/supplies: $120
For questions and inquiries please email Betania directly at [email protected]
We’ll send you details and directions a few days before the event.
NO REFUND POLICY – Because Betania is traveling from Washington to teach this class, we need to have a strict cancellation policy. All fees are non-refundable but are exchangeable to another person that you can find to take your place.
COVID POLICY – Regardless if you are vaxed or not, if you are feeling any COVID symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with COVID in the last 3 days before the class, we ask that you find someone to take your place.
Betania (they/them) is a teacher and student of place based skills. As a young person running from the various institutions they found themselves in, one of the best places they found to hide was in “wild spaces”. In these so-called “wild” areas they found a sense of family with the Non-human world around them, here is where they felt held and safe. Betania believes strongly in the healing power of reconnecting and rebuilding relationships with our more-than-human relatives. They have found on their own path that working with their hands, in relationship with elements of nature brings some of the deepest healing. Betania has worked with many different natural elements with a strong emphasis on different ways of processing animal skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and is a professional Broom Maker.