Getting a good blend of dubbing for custom
colors can be difficult – unless you harness
the power of water!
Put your various dubbings or whatever you're
blending into a water tight container half
full of water, seal, then shake, shake, shake!
The water suspends all the individual hairs
and particles. Then simply strain through a
sieve or piece of window screen, allow your
new custom-blended dubbing to dry, fluff and
I find this technique great for blending
dissimilar materials, such as squirrel hair
and bits of light bright or even crystal flash.
~ Gary Melow
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