There are lots of whisks. Whisks can be large or small, round or flat, fancy or plain. Regardless of the size of shape, there are two facts – whisks are just plain useful, and they’re hard to find anymore. We make whisks for just about every purpose you can think of, and some you never thought of…
Sometimes, you don’t need fancy. You just need to get the job done. The utility whisk is a bit smaller than the regular whisk, has a jute wrapped, wire-bound top, and only gets one row of stitching. Simple and small doesn’t mean cheap or ugly! We use 100% grade 1 broomcorn hurl, and we still double bind it (without the plaiting). The binding cord and the stitching cord are matched, so it looks nice while being usable.
The perfect broom to keep in the car, with the dustpan,on the workbench, or next to a woodstove. My plaited whisks are typically about 12-inches in length. They weigh about 5 ounces and are bound with wire, plaited with stalk or reed and twine, and stitched twice with twine. The second row of stitching, the addition of a bit more broomcorn, and the use of color set this broom apart, increasing its appeal without decreasing its usefulness.
This is the largest whisk I make, and it’s also the toughest! I start with 4 ounces of broomcorn and bind it tight with wire, I then add about 13 pieces of small craft corn and plait the top 4 inches of the whisk with this until I wind down and bind off. Inspired by the old fashioned look of the Shaker brooms, this whisk is a functional piece of art that can only be made when I have small pieces of craft broomcorn – limited in quantity, unlimited in use.