Our sessions include a finished hickory or unfinished ash handle, a bundle of natural broomcorn, extra color splash broomcorn to make your broom pop, pendant/charm, twine, and one hour of instruction by our knowledgeable staff. You can purchase add-ons for an additional cost.
Please note that broom making is for adults/teens ONLY. It involves upper body strength and developed motor skills. If you have a young child, consider a "broom decorating kit to go". Please call / text us to set up an appointment to pick up a broom kit to go. Thank you for understanding.
* * *for workshops, An initial payment of $50 (plus $3.12 sales tax) is needed to reserve your space.. Your initial payment of $50 will be subtracted from the total of your broom materials when finished. See next question!
$50/person (plus $3.12 sales tax) is your initial payment. It is required to hold your spot for all workshops. You can pay the remaining balance for your broom at the end of your session. For example: A medium broom costs $69. You've already given us $50, so you will only owe $19 on your medium broom at the end of your session. Please note: if you choose to attach extra items that are not included, such as bones, leather, dried flowers, etc) you will still need to pay for those extra items. Please call us if you have any questions!
Unfortunately, no. Because our shop is small, you can only stay if you are making a broom. If your friends do not want to make a broom, we suggest they check out the many shops and restaurants on Pickering Wharf while you craft. The one exception is if you are the only one signed up for the class, then they are welcome to stay and watch. Thank you so much for understanding!
If you are getting married, (within a year) you can make one wedding broom together. (No anniversary brooms, please). However you still need to book TWO reservations. Wedding brooms are for large brooms ONLY. Includes etching leather wrap so you can etch your names, or wedding date, or symbols that hold meaning for you both. We will deduct your initial payment from the cost of your broom.
It usually takes 5 or 10 minutes to select your materials- unless of course you are a Libra. Then it may take longer. It takes about 30 minutes of instruction and guidance to actually make your broom- unless of course you are a Virgo. Then it may take longer. ;) Workshops are one hour in length.
Workshops run most days at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm- with extra times in October.
You can purchase a broom kit to go by using our online store, or by texting us for a visit. Occasionally we have time for walk-ins as well- usually before or after our workshops.
When assembled, the average broom sizes are: small = 21", medium = 33", large = 55-60". It's best to check with your airline to see if they will let you on with your broom. If not, there is a UPS store close by, and the post office isn't too far as well. The Witchery does not ship brooms once they are made. We do, however, ship broom kits to go!
If you are running late, please note we cannot start over for you. Also, if someone is waiting and we don't hear from you, we will assume you aren't coming and will give up your spot. However, you might be able to reschedule your appointment, or schedule a time to get a kit to go.
To reschedule, please go to your confirmation email and reschedule ALL of your appointments. If you booked 4 people, you must reschedule 4 times! For cancellations, we need at least 24 hours notice in order for you to get a refund. Absolutely no refunds for no-shows and late cancellations. Thank you so much for understanding.
Price includes instruction/studio time & all materials. We also offer small, medium and large journals to take and make at home. These can be purchased online or in our store.
$50/person (plus $3.12 sales tax) is your initial payment. It is required to hold your spot for all workshops. You can pay the remaining balance for your leather journal at the end of your session.
No. Because our shop is small, you can only stay if you are binding a journal. This includes parents and children. Your child (13+) needs to be able to craft independently.
Workshops run most days at 4pm,
Bookbinding is for people ages 13+. It involves sharp tools and a lot of focus. If you have a younger child, consider having them stop by to purchase a bookbinding kit to take and make at their own pace. Thank you for understanding.
Long stitch bookbinding has a soft leather cover, usually about 1.5-2mm's thick. We prefer the long stitch method because it does not involve glue or other adhesives. Your book will have refillable blank pages which are great for writing, drawing, you name it!
We created holes in your leather for you, as this involves a lot of hammering and we have neighbors above us. You'll do all of the bookbinding and embellishing!
We use white, heavy weight art/text paper, and, when available, medium journals have the option of "curious grey" text paper. Your pages are empty so you can use your journal however you wish.
You must cancel within 24 hours to get a refund. There are no refunds for late cancellations and "no-shows". Thank you for understanding.