Squirrel and Badger 2-header brushes

The squirrel 2-header is the original woodgrainer’s tool for mostly straight graining, best used with oil mediums. Replace the squirrel with water badger hair to get a slightly stiffer brush for today’s heavier water mediums. Both deliver the most realistic rendering in woodgraining by making a new print every time. Many brushes can be used […]


Quill is the feather of a goose or duck used as a ferrule to make fine decorative painting brushes.  The process of assembly is labor-intensive and done by hand.  Machines cannot produce this traditionally. They are preferred because the quill does not break the delicate hairs, as the edge of a metal ferrule sometimes does. […]