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[Source] Animal hair


#1

I am trying to find animal hair to use in my art. hog’s hair, pony
hair etc…

Also, anyone know of a place that sells wooden bristles or shall I
just buy a broom or brush, also need for my art.

Thank you.
Colleen


#2
I am trying to find animal hair to use in my art. hog's hair, pony
hair etc... 

Try a veterinarian.

Paf Dvorak


#3

I am trying to find animal hair to use in my art. hog’s hair, pony
hair etc…

Also, anyone know of a place that sells wooden bristles or shall I
just buy a broom or brush, also need for my art.

Thank you.
Colleen


#4

Horse tail hair is easily purchased, from many suppliers just google
horsehair.

Native American craft suppliers for your other items This came up
under a google search
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80kf


#5

Fri. Contact a farm, or ranch. For already cleaned contact a fur
company, look on internet. Native American craft suppliers.
CrazyCrow in Pottsboro, TX has horse hair if I remember right I used
a supplier from MN a few yrs. ago for buffalo rawhide & smoked
buffalo buckskin (used in N. A. crafts & clothing).

Sharon Perdasofpy


#6
I am trying to find animal hair to use in my art. hog's hair, pony
hair etc... 

You can come to my barn in a few weeks when everyone starts clipping
their horses for fall/winter shows and scoop up TONS of horse hair!
Actually, how 'bout you come and clip my big gray Irish horse Bailey
for me? You’ll get about as much white hair as you’d get from two
sheep! Bailey grows hair like a Yak, and I hate clipping. Hair in
your underwear. Yuck. you can do that for me. :wink:

But no joking… if you can find a show or competition barn near
you" not Western or some show hunters because they use those
all-night lights to fool their horses’ coats into thinking the season
hasn’t changed (I just think that’s too unnatural) " you’ll find
bunches of horses being body clipped this time of year. You’ll have
all the hair you can handle!


#7

Fly tying supply places have a lot of different types of animal hair
that is used for tying fishing flies. Rob


#8

Moscow hide and fur is a good source A lot of crafters use this.
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80kh


#9

The mind boggles in the attempt to associate the above request with
anything remotely resembling a piece of jewelry.

Jerry in Kodiak


#10

Really not that hard of a stretch to see native american jewelry
with leather, bead, feather, fur accents. Scrimshaw netsuke I mean
animals and adornment go back to prehistory so not so hard to
imagine.

Teri


#11
anyone know of a place that sells wooden bristles or shall I just
buy a broom or brush. 

I suspect you’re looking for broom corn, which is what traditional
brooms are made from. If so, easiest to purchase a broom or whisk
broom.

I recently visited an historical museum in Cedar Key, FL, that
displayed the process in which brooms and brushes were made using
palmetto fiber. Still used in many better quality push brooms today.

Linda in central FL


#12

I had to get a good chuckle out of the request for animal hair. My
hedgehogs shed their quills and I’ve made two silver teardrop boxes
with friction lids and hedgehog quills embedded in polymer clay on
top of lids. Looks like a baby hedgehog from the top, and a classy
silver box with aquilly “do” from the side. I also did a large
silver pendant that willfilled with polymer clay and hundreds of
hedgehog quills carefully embedded in the clay. I baked the whole
thing in toaster oven with no ill effects on the quills and silver.
No hedgehogs harmed for they shed their quills like we shed our
hair.

Try Ebay, and Google for animal hair. I’ve had good luck finding the
oddest things on Ebay and online.



Joy and Spike, the current hedgehog


#13

Animal hair comes in many varieties. My Doctors’ wife used the hair
brushed daily from their Irish Setter to make yarn on an antique
spinning wheel, and that woman knitted him a sweater. I’m still
amazed by this. The sweater was a novelty, worn once or twice, but
was a testament to her stick to it do anything attitude, and the
versatality of hair in general.

If dog hair would work (say you were making paint brushes) a groomer
would be a great resource.