The latest object of my admiration? Particularly poetic brooms by Sunhouse Craft, “inspired by the timeless traditions of Appalachian crafts, designed and made in the rolling hills of Berea, Kentucky,” recently spotted online via Maine shop Minka.
Sunhouse is the project of designer and broom-maker Cynthia Main (along with Doug Stubbs, who makes the shop’s wooden wares), and all brooms are “hand-woven with a non-electric process, and time and attention is paid to the details of each piece. Wood is sustainably sourced and harvested from nearby and locally farmed, and natural fibers inform the design process,” according to the Sunhouse site.
Take a look:
Above L: The little Haystack broom ($5). “I wanted to make something to celebrate my years as a grain grower, and celebrate gathering tasks, and group labor. This little broom is it,” writes Cynthia on the Sunhouse Craft site. It’s perfect as “a little desktop broom (confession, I use it to sweep crumbs off my laptop) with a nylon gold thread.” Above R: The multipurpose Scrub ($7) can be used on “cast iron, shovels, and other hard scrubbing tasks,” Cynthia writes, or a strand can be pulled out to use as a cake tester.
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published on Remodelista on Feb. 5, 2021.
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