Resources for the Broom Makers Community
Broom making workshops:
There are classes taught at John C Campbell Folk School located in North Carolina. https://www.folkschool.org/
Justin Dean Burton is willing to travel for workshops and has taught classes in Kentucky, Colorado, and Kansas. https://www.thebroomhouse.com/
Bethany teaches in California, Arizona, and surrounding areas. Her classes are listed online at https://www.facebook.com/BristleandStick/
Shaker Villages will often teach classes. Please call them for more information. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg KY, Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire, Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield MA.
In Oregon, Reach out to Samantha at the Broom Chick. http://broomchick.com/contact-us/
Instructors: If you want your name added to this list, please send all your information to email@example.com
Disclaimer: Caddy does not endorse or guarantee these instructors or workshops. We are solely providing the information.
The Canadian government requires a phytosanitary certificate signed by the United States of Agriculture for each order of broomcorn that crosses the border. You need one per order and each order is inspected by the USDA at our warehouse prior to shipping. For non-commercial orders (<$1250) the cost of the phytosanitary certificate is $70.
The cost of shipping is depending on location and weight ordered, but shipping costs tend to be around $50 for a 10 lb box and $100 for a 50 lb box going to Canada.
For an exact quote, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full shipping address and product order.
You may be able to order broomcorn from Hamel Brooms in Canada. Contact them at +1 519-664-1117 for information.
Artisan broom makers:
groups.yahoo.com/group/broommakers/ -This news group is a forum for broommakers and those interested in the craft. Individuals with tools or equipment to sell can post them on this bulletin board.
The Broom House - Justin Burton runs a full time shop at Bethany College in Kansas and is always willing to travel for instructing workshops.
Mountain Heritage Handcraft- Mark Hendry has over 30 years experience our industry. Check out his brooms and baskets linked along with a teaching schedule. Based in North Carolina and Georgia area.
The Basket Lady - Bev Larson has classes in person listed on her site and Facebook page.
Haydenville Broomworks - See their broom making process page for a great tutorial with pictures.
On colored broomcorn:
We recommend broomcorn dye found here: https://www.kochcolor.com/immersion-dyes
Thompson's Brooms - Wayne and Lisa have years of experience in dying broomcorn different colors.