Series 7 Sable Brushes

What Are Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes?

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes have a worldwide reputation as the finest quality sable brush.  In 1866 Her Majesty Queen Victoria gave Winsor & Newton orders that they should make the very finest watercolour brush in her favourite Size 7.

Although no longer made with ivory handles and silver ferrules, which would surely break the bank, their unsurpassed quality and longevity have made them first choice among artists since 1866.

They are now made from the finest taper dressed Kolinsky Sable hair in rust-proof, seamless nickel plated ferrules with black polished handles and are ideal for watercolour and oil painting.

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes

What Makes Series 7 Sable Brushes So Special?

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes are taper dressed which means that each brush is made from a selection of different hair lengths.  This gives the brush head a long tapered point and a fuller belly.

If the brushes were made using hairs of the same size you would get a stubby tip, less carrying capacity and less detail.  This alone more than makes Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes worth their salt.

What Are The Key Features Of Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes?

– Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes are handmade in England by expert brush makers with over 10 year’s experience.

– Only the finest kolinsky sable hairs are chosen for use in Series 7 Sable Brushes. Hairs are checked, straightened, cleaned and checked again.  Only 5% are used in the end making this a very special brush!

– The brush comes to a very crisp point and maintains it during use.  Even when using a larger brush size you can achieve the most amazing detail.

– The brush snaps back into shape after each stroke and has the right amount of spring to give you superior control between brush and surface.

– The wider belly in Series 7 Brushes gives a larger colour carrying capacity.  The colour flows evenly and consistently from the long tapered point.  You can complete washes in one go.

What Sizes Are Available In Series 7 Sable Brushes?

The Range Of Series 7 Sable Brushes


Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes are available in 13 sizes from Size 000 through to Size 10.  If you are thinking of trying a Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brush we recommend a Size 5.  This will give you good colour carrying and a very fine point.  Many artists swear by one decent sized high quality brush.

Also available is a Set of 3 Series 7 Sable Brushes or a Set of 4 Series 7 Sable Brushes. They are beautifully presented and would make an ideal gift for a watercolour artist.

winsor & newton series 7 sable brushes box

Why Should I Use A Sable Brush?

Natural soft hairs; Sable, Squirrel and Goat, are used in brushes where softness and fluidity are needed and sable is the superior of the three.  Sable hair is naturally conical in shape, springy and covered in scales.  It is ideal for brush making as the conical shape and spring give a perfect point and the scales give a larger surface area to hold more colour.

Sable is considered to be the finest choice in watercolour.  A sable paint brush is also often used by Oil Painters to achieve the finer detail that Hog Brushes can’t.  Series 7 Sable Brushes are of a professional quality and if looked after will last for years.

Top Tip For Pointing Your Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes:

To test the point of your brush or to reshape it you will need a jar of clean water.  Dip your brush in and swirl it around.  Check inside large brushes to check they are wet.  Dip the brush again and drain some water back into the jar using the rim.  Then simply flick the brush! Ta da!


If you have not yet experienced the unrivalled quality of Winsor & Newton’s Series 7 Sable brushes buy one today, you won’t look back!  Even better, put them on your Christmas list!  With care they can last for years and are a sound investment.

For quality and longevity you cannot beat Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes.


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