…locate broom making materials and supplies


Broom Supplies

Broomcorn:

https://www.pelray.com/

https://www.caddysupply.com/

  • Hurl – Processed broomcorn… cut, sorted and graded
  • Craft corn
  • Stalk
  • Insides (not recommended)
  • Duck blind (low grade craft corn)

Twine:

Hobby Lobby

Walmart

http://creativeyarnsource.com/shop/about-nylon/18-la-espiga2/

http://www.memphisnet.net/category/twine

  • #18 nylon crochet
  • 3-ply Jute
  • Mason line at hardware stores
  • Fishing trot line (limited colors, larger. This is what I learned with)

Wire:

Local hardware or feed store. Broom wire from Caddy Supply

  • 17 AWG Galvanized electric fence wire
  • 18.5 AWG tinned iron

Dye:

https://store.ritdye.com/

Or Walmart or Hobby Lobby

Aniline dyed broomcorn

http://www.thompsonsbrooms.com/broom-corn.html

Tools:

Most can be obtained from your local hardware store

See also Caddy Supply

http://www.ncbasketworks.com/craftsman-cut-shears.html

  • Scissors
  • Snips
  • Knives
  • Pounders/Hammers
  • Drills
  • Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Needles

Natural handles:

Your local forest? Make sure to get a permit for cutting https://www.fs.fed.us/

http://www.arkansascane.com – website is currently down, try https://www.facebook.com/Arkansas-Cane-360863485043/

  • Sassafras is considered traditional and is easy to work.
  • Hardwoods are best

Rope:

Home Depot, Lowes, other hardware stores

  • ¾” Sisal (white) or Manilla (brown)

Plans and additional instructions:

http://www.laffing-horse.com/how-to/

Soon to be moved to

http://www.havencroftfarm.com