A New Broom Maker in the Family

25 July 2012

We have a new broom maker in the family!  At the Sweep-In at the Ozark Folk Center this spring, my husband learned to make kitchen brooms on the kickwinder.  John was his enthusiastic teacher.  John also gave us a lead on an antique kickwinder for sale.  We headed down to central Arkansas, where we purchased the kickwinder and a broom press.  Mike is now making beautiful kitchen brooms for Notting Hill Craftworks!

Mike working at the kickwinder

Notting Hill Craftworks

3 January 2012

Notting Hill Craftworks is our home based business, operating out of Shepherd Hill Farm in the Southern Missouri Ozarks. Here we work with herbs, make soap, make brooms, and engage in many fiber arts.  We hope you will enjoy browsing our website and seeing what we do.  Everything we sell is handmade by us, using quality ingredients.

Deb is currently making soap, and will be adding other herbal products as well.  Please check our soapworks page to see all of our different varieties of soap.

Deb and Emily are the broom makers.  We learned the craft of broom making at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, AR.  Their mission is to keep the old traditional crafts alive, and they do a wonderful job of it.

Megan is our fiber artist.  She is a wonderful weaver, spinner, and felter.  She learned weaving at the Folk Center as an apprentice there.