Please explore the following links for Artisans and Craft Makers in the broom industry.
Craft Broom Makers:
The Broom House - Justin Burton runs a full time shop in Berea, KY and is always willing to help out with useful tips on broommaking.
Haydenville Broomworks - See their broom making process page for a great tutorial with pictures.
Thompson's Brooms - Wayne and Lisa have years of experience in dying broomcorn different colors.
We recommend broomcorn dye found here. http://www.kochcolor.com/
- groups.yahoo.com/group/broommakers/ -This news group is a clearinghouse for broommakers and those interested in the craft. It is hoped that it will become a clearinghouse for access to tools, materials, designs and ideas for broommakers. Information on the history, culture or craft of broommaking is welcome. Individuals with tools or equipment to sell can post them on this bulletin board.
- http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/natbltn/600-699/nb685.htm -The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (Illinois) maintains a brief history of broom making.
- http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/permits/plantproducts/corn.html - USDA AGRICULTURE PERMITS for Indian Corn or Maize, Broomcorn, and Related Plants.