ABOUT HENRY

Henry Tschetter has been making brooms for about 60 years.  He learned from his father and grandfather as a child in South Dakota where he was born and raised in a Hutterite colony.

For many of his brooms he uses antique deseeder, broomwinder, stitching press, cutting knife, broom hammer and needles.  Some of the brooms are made entirely by hand.

He grows, harvests and colors the broom corn on his Rockford, Michigan farm.

He enjoys creating brooms in many different sizes, shapes and colors and likes to use unique items for the handles.  The Grand Rapids Press referred to Henry as a ‘broom artist’.

It should be noted that his brooms are functional as well as decorative.

Henry demonstrates broom making and sells at several Michigan events such as antique tractor shows and the Greenfield Village Farmers Market.  Please refer to the Events page to identify an event near you.