Resources for the Broom Makers Community
Broom making workshops:
Students: If you are looking for broom making workshops, please email me your name, location, broom interests (whisks, kitchen, all) and I can let you know opportunities are available.
Instructors: If you teach broom workshops, please email with your name, contact information, location, type of classes offered with number of spaces reserved, and pricing.
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 my warehouse. The cost for
non -commercial order certificates is $70.
The cost of shipping is depending on location and amount ordered but general shipping costs are $45 on a 10 lb box and $90 to $100 on the 50 lb boxes.
For an exact quote, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full shipping address and product order.
Hamel Brooms sometimes has broomcorn available to sell , please call them at +1 519-664-1117
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.