General Description: Imitation Porcupine guard hair has recently come about to respond to the
dwindling supply and high cost of the real hair. It is made of a synthetic
fiber, colored and tapered at the tip and bottom end like the real hair.
Some advantages of this imitation hair is that it all comes 9 1/2 inches long
and it doesn’t have to be cleaned or sorted. To get the shorter lengths for the
back of the roach you simply trim it from the bottom up to the length you want.
In general the roach making process is still the same as described in our
“The Making of a Porky Roach”, booklet and DVD. The change with this imitation hair is that you
now can always size the front of the roach’s hair length to 9 inches. A Learning Circle sheet will be supplied
with each order with tips
about making roaches with this material.
Because the imitation porky hair fibers are
heavier than the real hair, it appears that you will need at least twice the
weight of imitation hair than what you used in real hair. As more crafters
try this, we will get a better idea of what is needed, but we would suggest
buying an ounce more than twice the real hair weight normally used. Having slightly more
will allow you to plan a wider front half row than before.
Imitation Porky Guard Hair Size:
Per ounce /$4.95 Discount Qty: 6or more /$4.45
Comments: To download a copy of the Learning Circle "Tips for Using Imitation Porky Guard Hair" click here.
To order a copy of our Roach Making booklet click here.