Appalachian Style

Tennessee. The soles of our feet, our god dad says, are colored orange, because we were raised as Tenn Vol women's basketball fans. Every household needed Brooms for sweeping, for the fire pit, for scrubbing pots, for beating out clothes, for currying animals, and for boots. Enslaved women from Africa, displaced Native women, and poor Irish servants taught each their broom traditions. our brooms could be decorative, but we hope you will use them. For example, the broom corn scrubbers will clean your cast iron skillet well and without using any petroleum products like synthetic scrubs.

The Appalachian history of brooms and broom making is one the comes out of the colonial borderland experience that was America. This colonial world was murky and craft was shared out of necessity and survival. If you, as a woman, in this violent man's world, could make something, there was a chance you could feed yourself and your babies and hold your head up high.

Joy Howard, Sistercraft

Sistercraft Brooms are 100% handcrafted; we don’t use machinery. Our rustic brooms are made from all natural broom corn and 100% solid wood handles. We also harvest many of the handles. As a result each broom has its own personality.

Broom Styles:

    Sistercraft Brooms and styles:
  • Witch and Wizard Broom: perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Quidditch (3ft to 5ft long)
  • Trumbull Scrubber: potscrubber useful on cast-iron pots (6in long)
  • Washtenaw Whisk: handle-less whisk broom for small jobs (16-20in long)
  • Wolverine Broom: cobweb broom (5ft long)
  • Rouge Broom: medium-sized floor sweeper (4ft long)
  • Belle Isle Broom: hearth broom (5ft long)