At Western Sporting, you’ll find hoodmaking supplies that include quality leather (sheep skiver, kip, iguana), hood braces in several widths, awls, needles and other tools, and a complete range of Rollins hood blocks and patterns. Here you will also find DVDs on hoodmaking. Making the Dutch Hood is a DVD that is produced by Western Sporting and features hoodmaker Ron Rollins. Both this DVD and Making the Anglo-Indian Hood give step-by-step details about hoodmaking.
Hoodmakers will also find appreciation in the updated works of Jack Mavrogordato. Western Sporting’s 2005 edition of this well-known hoodmaker’s books has a new chapter on hoodmaking. This chapter, found in A Hawk for the Bush, helps hoodmakers understand the form, function, and construction of the Anglo-Indian hood. Mavrogordato’s hood patterns have been updated and are represented at exactly the correct size for the chart displayed in the back of the book. Another title in Western Sporting’s bookstore that has special appeal for the hoodmaker is My San Diego and Her Falconry by Craig Culver. This is a highly pictorial work with a section on falconry hoods from around the world.
Western Sporting’s own hoods are made by hoodmakers of high reputation who are known to produce quality hoods of excellent fit. When choosing falconry equipment, it is an especially high standard to which falconry hoods are held, and the same is true of falconry hoodmaking supplies. A final product can be only as good as the tools and the care used in making it. For everything about hoodmaking, from the information to the supplies to the examples, Western Sporting offers only quality products.