Witches Broom, 10/19

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Witches Broom, 10/19

140.00

with Bethany Ridenour

Saturday October 19th, 10-3

Limit 13 students

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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. The lore and magic of the Broom is legendary, magical and ordinary at the same time. In this five hour INTERMEDIATE (broom making experience is recommended but not mandatory and note that this workshop takes hand + arm strength) Broom class we will go over the basics of Broom craft, talk about why Brooms are such a powerful and useful tool, and each student will learn about and prep their broom handle and make their own round Broom perfect for cleaning out the cobwebs and dust from the corners of Hearth and Home. *

* Due to the length of this workshop students will be taking a lunch break. Please bring a bag lunch or there are also a number of walkable options in the neighborhood. 

Bethany (they/them) is a teacher and student of ancestral skills. For as long as they can remember they’ve turned to the trees and animals in the forest for council. Bethany believes strongly in the healing powers of nature, believing that strengthening our connection with the natural world can improve our interpersonal relationships and emotional wellbeing. Bethany has found that working the hands with elements of nature brings some of the deepest healing and feels like it is their path to help is their path to help bridge the gap between humans and nature, bringing 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 is a professional Broom Maker. See more @ladyursus