Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The word ‘Besom’ derives from the old English ‘besma’ meaning ‘bundle of twigs’.
Cut a sturdy stick for your broom handle
Cut the handle to taper at the top
This sharp point make it easier to attach the broom handle
Cut a bundle of fine twigs
Gather the twigs in your hand and knock it on a working surface
To create a flat butt end of the broom
Bind the bundle with bind wire
Twist the wire to make sure it is really tightly bound
Because my broom is more decorative than functional I covered the bind wire with bark wire
Add a few wire tendrils to create a more whimsical broom
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make wire tendrils
Wiggle the sharp end of the handle into the brush of the broom
Tap the broom on a working surface to let the handle settle
Drill a small hole into the brush and handle
Hammer a peg into the wood so that it fits tightly
Cut the peg
Add a few more decorative wire tendrils and the broom is ready to design with
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