Making a Custom Dubbing Blend

Producer: Tim Flagler

Tim Flagler makes a simple blend that mixes natural-color rabbit fur with shorter, stiffer guard hairs found on the ears of a natural-color hare’s mask.

“A good pair of scissors, a shallow container to catch the clippings, and a coffee grinder are all the tools you need to get started.  Yes, you can blend the dubbing by hand,” says Flagler, “but I’ve found the process to be time-consuming and the results to be less than satisfactory.”