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Boykin Broom

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Susan Simpson works in an old Carolina settler’s home, using antique machinery to make beautiful brooms, just as they were created years ago. She dyes the broomcorn herself in bright colors of red and green, blue and yellow. After the straw dries, she cuts it and soaks it so that it is flexible, and can be wrapped in layers around carved wooden handles and then sewn securely.

Think about it. The humble broom is used every day and why shouldn’t it be a work of art as well as a utilitarian cleaning tool?

Large or small, they are as lovely as they are perfectly made.

Check it out. Gifts and crafts by local artisans are also sold in the Broom Place.

Hours are 10:30am to 5:00pm weekdays, and 10:30am until 2:00pm on Saturdays.