Manitoba Craft Council: MCC Spring Talks Series: Amina Haswell - Broom Making and the fibers that bind us around the Globe, May 13
MCC Spring Talks Series:
Amina Haswell - Broom Making and the fibers that bind us around the Globe
May 13th, 2021 at 7pm
The Manitoba Craft Council is excited to be hosting a series of online artist talks via Youtube live! Having taken place over the past few months, our last speaker will be Amina Haswell. Brooms are used all over the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. As the most common household tool every corner of the globe has relied upon readily accessible materials and time tested methods to make these essential household tools. The materials used vary from country to country and are recognized for their distinct benefits and or renewability. While the making of natural fiber brooms has gone through is fair share of cycles of being in favour; and out of favor for inexpensive plastic varieties. Most continents still find use and have local artisans that today still make handmade brooms using locally accessible fibres. We will explore some of the styles of brooms used around the globe and the materials used to make them. This lecture /talk will also highlight some of the fibres that can be locally grown or found in Manitoba to make a functional and beautiful broom.
Join the stream on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ManitobaCraftCouncil
This series is presented in partnership with Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA).