Cobweb broom-making workshop set for Feb. 23 at Mountain Heritage Center

The Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University’s museum of Appalachian culture, will hold a cobweb broom workshop Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Appalachian Living craft and skills series presents a free cobweb broom workshop Feb. 23.

The free demonstration, part of the ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series, will be led by Cullowhee resident and business owner Mickey Sizemore in the center’s gallery at Hunter Library. Made from local materials, the cobweb broom was designed to access hard-to-reach areas, especially corners that collect spider webs and dust, and is one of several styles of specialty brooms used in Appalachia.

Sizemore, a local craftsman who attended WCU, owns and operates Gray Branch Soaps. He has been making mountain-style brooms for six years and has led workshops at Warren Wilson College and the Jackson County Library.

For more information, call the Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129.