The Creswell Chronicle -

By Dale Smith
Owner, Coast Fork Feed 

The craft of locally made brooms

 

October 18, 2018

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Broom making has long been a craft handed down through generations. Like so many crafts of old, broom making has almost disappeared from the list of journeyman level trades available today.

Fortunate for all of us, this is not true in our area. We are now carrying Scheumack Broom Company handmade brooms. The business was founded in 1981 in the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas, and is now located in Eugene.

The tools, materials and techniques are a broom making style that is native to Appalachia and the Ozark Mountains. They use only 100 percent broomcorn, the kiln dried hardwoods are locally harvested outside of Eugene Ore. They are "hand wound," "hand stitched," "hand dyed" and "hand finished." Some are even "hand carved," which means they are carved with hand tools and yes - all by hand; no power tools are used.

These are brooms that consumers will feel good about owning, each one a unique, useful and decorative work of art. Come visit and enjoy stepping back in time, with these beautiful brooms that can last a lifetime. Coast Fork Feed is located in Cottage Grove at 106 S. 6th St.

 
 

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