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This Subreddit is a forum that encourages the respectful exchange of woodworking knowledge and projects related to broom making, both fantasy and real. Everything from construction, to magical properties.


''As every school-age wizard knows, the fact that we fly on broomsticks is probably our worst-kept secret. No Muggle illustration of a witch is complete without a broom and however ludicrous these drawings are (for none of the broomsticks depicted by Muggles would stay up in the air for a moment), they remind us that we were careless for far too many centuries to be surprised that broomsticks and magic are inextricably linked in the Muggle mind."

—Kennilworthy Whisp, Quidditch Through the Ages


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Braided brooms

I'm a new broommaker and I keep on seeing designs where they braid the broomcorn in, or where they used broomcorn from down the broom into the top of the broom. Does anyone know how they do that?

Example by Heartcraft broom

4 Comments
2023/08/08
00:15 UTC

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Making a wildwood broom with hickory bark braid - Mr. Chickadee

0 Comments
2023/06/27
07:59 UTC

4

help finding suppliers in Canada

I want to learn how to make brooms for myself and to sell at my local farmers market, small production for sure. I'm from a small secluded area on the North Coast of British Columbia. Where do I go to find broom corn to get started? I can find all the other supplies no problem. Any advice is welcome and much appreciated!

2 Comments
2022/10/30
19:06 UTC

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Dyeing broom corn?

Hi all! I am new to broom making and wanting to dye my own broom corn. I am currently using mx procion dye as well as rit dye with no luck- the dye can’t seem to penetrate the hurl. Any suggestions or processes? I have had little luck researching! Thank you 🙏

2 Comments
2021/06/01
20:40 UTC

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I've all bit finished this cutie! I used pink bouquet arrangement twigs from joann's and a pink-ish birch branch. I still want to add an accent or decoration but this is technically a finished broom!

5 Comments
2020/10/05
19:52 UTC

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Help? I'm looking for something to use as a handle, like Ethel's in The Worst Witch. Any ideas?

1 Comment
2020/10/02
23:31 UTC

4

BROOM MAKING: TWISTED Turkey ON A STICK #DIYbroom #broommaking #brooms #...

0 Comments
2020/09/29
14:31 UTC

3

What is your dream broom?

What features does it include?

4 Comments
2020/07/09
22:46 UTC

3

BROOM MAKING: Wrought Iron Broom #ironbroom #DIYBROOM #broommaking #brooms

0 Comments
2020/07/07
23:33 UTC

7

BROOM MAKING: Sweeper broom w/driftwood beaver chew handle #DIYBROOM #br...

1 Comment
2020/06/25
15:33 UTC

12

Something to brighten things up?

3 Comments
2020/04/03
22:01 UTC

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All set up and ready to.go at the 2020 Spring Flower and Garden Show in Little Rock, Akransas. I'll even be demonstrating a bit this weekend. Find me in the Barton Coliseum.

0 Comments
2020/02/27
21:58 UTC

15

Today's project is a house broom with colorful sashes wrapped and stitched into the sweep. It's bound onto a vine twisted oak handle.

2 Comments
2020/01/04
22:23 UTC

15

Plaiting a rooster tail

4 Comments
2019/12/31
15:30 UTC

7

Working in Miniature

0 Comments
2019/12/11
16:49 UTC

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Made while demonstrating at a craft show.

1 Comment
2019/12/06
20:02 UTC

15

Moaning Myrtle Mark II

8 Comments
2019/12/02
00:14 UTC

8

Moaning Myrtle Mark I

1 Comment
2019/12/02
00:03 UTC

16

Putting a new twist on an old pattern...

0 Comments
2019/11/29
23:39 UTC

9

Being knotty... making a rope whisk...

0 Comments
2019/11/26
14:58 UTC

12

Foxfire broom making with Miss Carol.

5 Comments
2019/11/03
02:04 UTC

13

Just finished this Rooster Tail

2 Comments
2019/11/01
21:03 UTC

30

Made a Quidditch broom for my Halloween costume

3 Comments
2019/10/27
03:21 UTC

15

Hearth Broom on vine twisted dogwood handle from Havencroft Brooms at the Ozark Folk Center State Park... playing with some new white jute I found... the jury is out... what are your thoughts? #brooms #broom #broommaking #hearthbroom #hearth #havencroftfarm #handcrafted #ozarkfolkcenter #ozarkfolkc

0 Comments
2019/10/26
16:51 UTC

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Just finished this Hen's Wing Whisk in a demonstration at the Mother Earth News Fair in Topeka, Kansas. #motherearthnewsfair #motherearthnews #brooms #broommaking #craft #handcrafted #havencroftfarm

5 Comments
2019/10/20
15:56 UTC

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I made this one for fun

3 Comments
2019/10/08
17:05 UTC

15

Some plaiting patterns on my tying table.

10 Comments
2019/10/02
15:46 UTC

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