Sisters Mary and Sarah Schwieger learned the craft of traditional broom making from their parents while growing up in Gray Creek on the east shore of Kootenay Lake. In 2010, Sarah and Mary received a CMHC artisan award providing them with studio and retail space on Granville Island. There, they hand-make their unique, high-quality, long-lasting brooms using raw unprocessed broomcorn woven onto a variety of handles. Each creation blends beauty, function and tradition.
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