A Broommaker's starter kit.
You want to start making your own brooms? You came to the right place. Whether it is going to be a large scale operation, a weekend hobby, craft fairs, or something else, Caddy Supply has got you covered.
For most new broom makers, we recommend the following items:
- 10 lb. box of craft broomcorn
- Twine (Nylon or Hemp) and/or a coil of tinned wire
- Needle + Knife (Optional: sewing cuff).
Depending on what type of broom, we realize you also might need knives, processed hurl, scissors, a tying table, a footwinder or a tying frame. You will also need some way to soak the broomcorn before starting the broom making process. For a standard kitchen broom, it takes about 13 oz to 16 oz. of hurl. You will have to plunge the broomcorn in a sink for 5 to 10 seconds, then promptly remove it and let it dry for about 10 minutes. Once the broomcorn is more subtle to work with, you can start winding around a handle.
We also have information regarding broom equipment including kickwinders, sewing vices, and broom trimmers.
If you want to build different types of broom with processed hurl, we recommend the following lengths.
- Standard Kitchen Broom- 18"
- Turkey Wing Whisk - 16"
- Mini Whisk Broom- 14"
- Pot scrubbers - 12"
Further reading material and instructions on whisk making, please visit here!