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Brooms | Live Demo
May 19 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 4:00 pmFree
Using traditional Appalachian and Shaker methods, second-generation broom maker Marlow Gates will demonstrate the age old craft of broom making. He will show how to hand tie and hand sew each type of broom including, Cobweb Brooms, Hearth Brooms, Sweepers, Whisks, Pot Scrubbers, and Cake Testers. Marlow will be in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitors are encouraged to watch and ask questions while the demonstrators work and talk about their creative process! Call ahead for the latest updates: 828-298-7928.