Winsor & Newton Series 250 Round Squirrel Pointed Wash Brushes. Handcrafted, a very soft squirrel hair, set in a natural goose quill and with natural wood finish lacquered handles. These brushes are suitable for all techniques, from wash to detail work and are perfect for inks and watercolors . These short handled mop quill brushes are made from the finest quality, pure Russian blue squirrel hair. The naturally soft hairs are relatively thin, but have thick bellies, enabling these brushes to hold a large amount of color. They feature very fine points which allow for careful control and delicate responsiveness. Perfect for both watercolor washes and fine detail work.