The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Broom Making - Fri AM - SOLD OUT

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:00 - 12:00

Instructor: Harold Gardner

Class Fee: $85.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 5

0 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

Registration Disabled


Learn how to make a simple “Irish lace” shaker-style broom from broom corn and cord. This style of broom has been in use for over 200 years, and is both decorative and practical around the house. 

The broom corn is wound using a weaved pattern, making it elegant and more durable. Just a few hours are enough to learn how to make this broom, and you will take this useful item home with you at the end of the workshop. 

Participants will be sitting and standing throughout the workshop and your hands will be in and out of water.

Level of experience : beginner

A portion of this workshop fee is underwritten by The Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, NY.  

Materials Information

There is a $15 materials fee included in the registration fee.

Materials Provided by Instructor: broom handle, broom corn, cord

Materials Provided by Student: None

Homework: No

Workshop Instructor

Harold Gardner has been a broom maker and interpreter at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY, for over 10 years. <a target="_blank" more