Craft Link Tuesday: A Birch Twig Broom
Hello! Today’s Wayne Hunter the Wood Cutter’s Craft Link Tuesday link is actually three links about making a besom or broom from birch twigs. These brooms/besoms add such a nice, rustic, and or primitive feel to a home or room and can be useful in sweeping off a porch.
The first link is to a bit of history about birch brooms and can be found by clicking here.
The second is to a blog post with instructions for making one and can be found by clicking here.
The third is to an article about a professional besom maker that also has information about making one and can be found by clicking here. In this article it is written that between Christmas and March is the best time to collect birch twigs for the project, when the sap is down.
Perhaps willow could be used for an Interior Alaskan birch broom handle.