Broom Making

I’ve just returned from travels researching and gathering new items for the shop. One was a trip to The Long State to visit a farming and broom making family.

I’ll write a longer post about broom corn (a pretty interesting crop) but just wanted to get these neat thimble photos up. There’s a different strike point for the needle when sewing a broom together so these protective gloves were developed hundreds of years ago to get the job done and keep the jobber doing.