The monthly Creating Community Workshop is at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Atrium of the Jackson County Public Library.
The cobweb broom is made to access hard to reach areas, including cobwebs in corners. Moderate hand and arm strength are needed to make the broom. It may be helpful to wear long pants. Attendees need to either bring a towel or wear an apron.
Mickey Sizemore will teach the class. He attended Western Carolina in the 1980s and moved back to the area from Tennessee. He owns and operates Gray Branch Soaps, a handmade bath and body bar business from his home in Cullowhee. He has been making brooms for more than 15 years and has taught weekend sessions at Warren Wilson College on the art of broom making.
This program is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library and a grant from Dogwood Crafters.
For more information and to sign up for the class, call the Library at 586-2016.