Specializing in Custom Horsehair Jewelry and Tack

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Horsehair

Hitching

As with braiding, we begin with bundled horsehair and create 10-hair pulls.  A dowel rod or length of rope is the base for every hitched piece.  String is wrapped around the base and single pulls of hair are half-hitched around the string.  As the string spirals down the base, the pulls are weaved together and the end result is a tube of hitched hair.  If the hair was based on rope, the hitched piece remains round and is incorporated into the project.  If the base was dowel rod, the hitched hair is slid off the end of the rod and placed in a press for 3 days to create a flat hitched piece.