25 Yards of Soft Horsehair Braid with Gathering Thread, in 5 Widths and 8 Colors

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Soft horsehair braid is used as a decorative trim as well as a gentle internal stiffener. Its unusual properties -- it doesn't crease easily, and becomes wider when bent and narrower when stretched or compressed -- make it popular in theater and dance costumes, for millinery and hair accessories, and for historical re-enactors. Use to stiffen hems, puff out puff sleeves, and make belts, bows, and headpieces. Originally made from real horse hair, now it's made of 100% Polyester.

The listing is for 25 yards (22.85 meters). We have six widths: 1" (25mm), 2" (50mm), 3" (75mm), 4" (100mm), 6" (150mm) and 8" (200mm).

There are two weights of horsehair braid: hard and soft. Soft horsehair like in this listing has a little gentler hold than hard horsehair. Find hard horsehair (in 3 colors) here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/276034120/25-yards-of-hard-horsehair-braid-with

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Apr 1, 2018 by Ruby Moore
Very light weight beautiful color
Mar 23, 2018 by Rae Ann Jalil
Thank you for the great item, fast shipping.
Mar 9, 2018 by kellyralston6
Perfect weight of horse hair braid.
Mar 2, 2018 by melody stafford
Arrived quickly and exactly as described. Looking forward to using it for my new gown.
Mar 1, 2018 by Anna Jastrau

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Items shipped to New York will have 8.875% sales tax added during checkout.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Materials sold by the yard are not returnable. Any uncut goods, such as fasteners, shoulder pads, chalk and thread, can be returned in original condition within 14 days for a full refund of the cost of the item. Shipping costs are not refundable and buyers must pay return shipping costs. Once we receive the return, we will refund payment for the full amount of the product.
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