Our Hand Wisk and Specialty Brooms are one of a kind.
We hand-dye all of our broomcorn and lovingly stitch and adorn them with special details.
Sizes of brooms vary but are made w/ 20-22” broomcorn and have a full fan approx 10-12” wide. Small sized brooms span approx 8-9” wide.
*Hang them on the wall to help them keep their shape, and mist them with white vinegar and water if they get musty.
**We do not use preservatives in the dye, so fading can occur if left in sunlight. Bleeding can occur if they get too wet.
Since this is a natural material you may notice color variations in the dyes, especially black. This is normal for natural, non-toxic dyes and the natural dyeing process.
Our Broom Making Story:
One of my (Erika’s) ancestors is a Lenape indigenous woman who was known to travel around, sell brooms, linens, tell fortunes, and heal people with herbs. This is something that has been on repeat in the back of my mind.
I have struggled to get brooms in when the demand is up at the store and I have chosen to honor my ancestors by creating a series of brooms in my own design inspired by my multi-influenced heritage.
My partner (Tad) is also helping me make these brooms and he is using the inspiration of his Appalachian ancestors, mixed-European ancestors, and connections to the First Nation Metis.