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eptingmike09 May 2015 12:02 p.m. PST

Hello all!
So I swear I remember reading recently that Winsor and Newton brushes moved their manufacturing operations to China. Although it is basically impossible these days, I do try and by goods from US and European manufacturers when I am able. Are there any brush makers you can recommend? Both of my series 7 brushes are going strong but it would be nice to have someone lined up for the day when I need a new one or perhaps just to get some back-ups.
Thanks all!

markmors09 May 2015 2:25 p.m. PST

These are considered pretty good brushes--all made in Europe I believe;

Dave Crowell09 May 2015 6:27 p.m. PST

Rosemary are hand made in England. I am a watercolorist and their brushes are now all I use.

They offer sable and synthetic. Very pleasant people to deal with.

eptingmike09 May 2015 7:51 p.m. PST

Thank you both!

piper90909 May 2015 11:16 p.m. PST

Yes, ta!

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2015 3:36 p.m. PST

I believe these are all both manufactured in Europe:

And I believe these are manufactured in North America:

Left Bank11 May 2015 4:57 a.m. PST

da Vinci ar made in Italy and/or Germany, stunning brushes.
Rosemary and Co English, very good
Raphael used to be made in France, excellent brushes.

These are the only ones I use as far as sable is conerned, each makes a very good quality brush well worth the asking price.

eptingmike11 May 2015 6:29 a.m. PST

Thank you all again!

Left Bank11 May 2015 9:55 p.m. PST

A friend did use Daniel Smith Autograph series brushes, I can't seem to find the brushes by googlizing, found the paint range. They're made in the US, you might have better luck finding them.

Bristle diameters for you to gauge from seeing there is no standardization, handles match heads. Lengths are what I happened to want at the time

John 605415 Apr 2021 1:40 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link re; Rosemary and Co. I ordered some Series 33 sable brushes for a very reasonable price including postage to Australia.

DHautpol23 Apr 2021 7:33 a.m. PST

Winsor and Newton's website states that their Series 7 range is still made in England.

It may be that some of their cheaper ranges have been moved to China.

VonBlucher24 Apr 2021 10:01 p.m. PST

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable are still produced in England, these are the only brushes I use and some of mine are more than 15 years old, and I have plenty of spares I bought just in case the last time I saw a sale on them.

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