Obtaining quality horse hair
by Leslie Wrixon
(Boston, MA USA)
Purchased a horse hair line-making kit last month. Totally love it. Now my friends want me to teach them how to make horse hair lines and leaders. Where can I purchase the horsehair in larger quantities or "bulk?" Have seen a lot on line, but not sure of species and origin of hair.
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