Amy Lou Taylor, Broomsquire and Witch, is your instructor for the course. She comes from a traditional witchcraft background where she was taught to make her own tools, or at the very least engage with tool makers who are experienced in their craft.
She has made many tools in the past, many brooms, wands, altars, candles and the like. The most satisfying by far for her is making brooms and whisks. This is why she incorporated them into her business as they have long been a part of her practice, both mundane and magickally speaking.
When we craft our own tools, we can imbue them with our intention, our purpose and our needs. A turkey wing whisk for example, is a tool that is used in several different ways, from cleaning up crumbs, dust, shavings etc to moving energy, smoke, air. It also at times can be used as an aspergillum for waters.
In this three hour class you will learn how to craft your own simple hand-broom and Turkey Wing whisks while learning some of the history behind the designs, and the uses of these versatile tools. You also will have an opportunity to imbue your whisk with your own magickal intent and purpose, especially since we will be just past Autumn Equinox on September 23rd in Libra and the September 29th Full Harvest Moon in Aries.
By the end of the course, you will walk away with an understanding of simple broom magick as well as TWO, made by YOU whisks.
Space is limited to 10 people. Your investment is $90.
Prepayment is required to hold your spot. No tax on cash payments.
Your class fee includes all the supplies needed for the course. Please note that this will be a physical activity, so dress in comfortable clothing (like leggings, jeans or yoga pants), as well as wear soft soled shoes or be prepared to work barefoot. Amy will have. Ribbons and some other items you can use to decorate your brooms, but if you have something specific, bring it along and we can see if it can be added into your broom. Herbal Tisanes from Amy’s business will be provided as well as some snacks.
About Your Instructor
Amy Lou Taylor is a Broomsquire, Tasseomancer, Tea Sommelier Professional, Chinese Tea Brewing Master, a community herbalist and horticulturalist, an author and artist, and an environmentalist. She is the sole owner of TAOTAT’s Mystic Tea & Brooms (est. 2009), a business with a focus on all things tea, including tea leaf reading and brooms. Amy is pagan and has been a practicing witch for over 30 years. She has a background in British Traditional Witchcraft and Hedgewitchery. She has been active in the Ontario Pagan community for over 25 years and has organized and presented workshops at many gatherings and private events. Amy is happily married and lives in Hamilton, Ontario Canada with her husband and 3 feline overlords. In her home studio she creates brooms, hand-brooms and whisks, as well as one-of-a-kind arts and crafts from things found in Nature. She continues to study and practices traditional herbalism and horticulture, maintains an environmentally-viable home and is an avid organic gardener both in winter and summer. Visit her website at www.taotat.ca