Horsehair - White
Cleaned and bundled horsehair in precut lengths. The white hair actually tends to be more blonde than white. You can dye this in various colors for your craft projects. Red and yellow are the most common tradtional colors. Horsehair is often glued to the tips of feathers in bustles or bonnets to create a whispy effect. Horsehair is also inserted into tin cones which are used for decoration on bags and other items. We successfully dye horsehair using Rit dyes.
CRAFT TIP: To make a tin-cone horsehair dangle, take a pinch of horsehair, about 1/8 inch in diameter, and tie a piece of sinew (real or imitation) around it. Keep enough sinew so you have 3 or 4 inches left over. Trim the horsehair so that it is about 2 inches long. Make sure the sinew is in the middle of your little horsehair bundle. Now just thread the sinew through the bottom of the tin cone and pull it through the top. Keep pulling until the horsehair folds in half and is brought inside the cone. Tie it of and you have a tin cone horsehair dangle!