One of our dogs hair had a slight curl so it made brushes with great personality, but I needed to use the other dogs fluffy hair underneath so that it would hold more paint. I used these for many years during my clay years so they are stained with red from the iron oxide. Today for the first time I used them with acrylic paints and then quickly washed them since they are my treasures. They make great strokes!
To make them I carefully held the hair in place at the end of a chop stick while I wrapped it securely with dental floss. When I was done I covered the floss end with clear nail polish. I probably used these thousands of times in the 80's.
Thanks, Mountain and Chemisa, your hair still lives on in my art still.
I have three videos of using the brush so if you want to see more let me know.