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I've noticed that many things seem to go away and new things are developed. However, many of these new items are things that don't need to be created, but just bought and enjoyed. It's basically a product produced by a machine or some other way, which makes many quicker. Though sometimes it seems a bit fun to go back and imagine how it would be to create that same item as they did in the past, with one's hands.
Maybe it's just me, but sometimes it's fun to create things by hand. Therefore, I was super excited to learn about something new. Have you ever heard or seen those brooms that look like a witch would use? I always wondered how they were created and what is keeping them together. Well, I don't have to wonder anymore!
The book I just had to have because creative projects are all I enjoy, is known as Swept Away by Karen Hobbs. This book goes into detail about the wonderful history of broomcorn, which is the brush part of these brooms. Plus, what material is needed and all the different styles. There are also some great stories on how these were used and many superstitions that are revealed about these brooms as well.
There is a gallery of these brooms inside the book, which are just so interesting. The style and creative work that goes into each makes me want to go grab some broomcorn and the other material to get started on making my own. There are so many sizes and detailed designs to create, you really can get inspired and have some fun ideas from the images alone.
Finally, this book really comes in handy with excellent details on putting these brooms together, without being difficult. I only say this because of the step by step photos
and text that follow below. Plus, I just love learning something new about brooms and being able to create my own! So, this book is quite handy, very new and exciting, and actually something I would love to try to make. It is great to make a few and sell some at the craft fairs.
Information About The Author:
Karen Hobbs teaches broom making, gourding, and basketry at conventions and retreats around the US. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Cisco, and their rescue dogs, Layla and Ivy.
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer; 1 edition (December 28, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764354450
- ISBN-13: 978-0764354458
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
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