We make our brooms using traditional Shaker methods. They are designed to be both functional and decorative and will last many years with daily use. The fibre we use to make the brooms is called broomcorn, which is a type of sorghum. Sorghum has been used in broom-making for centuries due to is strength and flexibility.
Historically, brooms in North America were in the round style as opposed to the modern flat broom. The Shakers developed the stitched flat broom in the 1800s, which has become the standard modern broom.
We make a variety of brooms, most of which can be divided into three basic categories:
The Round Untrimmed Broom is the oldest and most traditional style of broom. A large open space can be cleared quickly by sweeping in a circular motion with the side of the brush. These brooms are commonly used in doorways, patios, and sidewalks.
The Round Trimmed Broom is a slight modification to the traditional round style. By cutting the soft tips of the broom, it becomes stiffer, allowing the broom to reach into the cracks of uneven surfaces such as brickwork or tile.
The Shaker style Flat Broom is splayed out wide to cover a large area, but trimmed so that it has control and can reach into small spaces. It is easy to maneuver, and works well with a dustpan.
Our brooms are made from high quality broomcorn, a type of sorghum that grows in Northern Mexico. Sorghum has been used for broom making in North America since the early 1800s, and for many hundreds of years around the Mediterranean. We use only raw, unprocessed broomcorn to ensure that the fibre remains strong, durable, and long lasting.
We use a wide selection of broom handles, including
Every item we make is a truly unique piece of art. No two brooms are ever the same