Thursday, October 13, 2011

homework: reading {crafting with cat hair}


I know. You probably think I’ve totally lost it. I mean, crafting with cat hair? It sounds crazy. That’s what I thought when Quirk Books asked me to take a look at their latest crafting book Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat by Kaori Tsutaya.


But when I saw the book and the adorable projects, I was sold. When you think about it - this isn’t very different than needle felting with wool or wearing cashmere which is made from the undercoat of the Kashmir goat. And if you have a cat, you’ll have a steady supply of fiber.


The book is translated from the original Japanese version and showcases a variety of fun and quirky projects – all made from the hair from several feline contributors. 


Adorable little boxes with cat hair figurines.


Framed fuzzy friends.


A fun pincushion and more. The book is beautifully photographed and has step-by-step instructions for each project. It even includes tips for cat care.


Crafting with Cat Hair from Quirk Books. Definitely quirky. Definitely adorable.


9 comments :

  1. This made me laugh so hard! With two cats and three dogs I should probably consider this. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I LOOOOVE these!!! Carolyn, years ago, before my younger sister became very ill, she - a great lover of cats - made me a silverback mountain gorilla (my favorite animal) from the brushed & loose hair of her 4 cats! I STILL have Tobias (my gorilla) on a shelf in my room! Sadly, my sister passed away some years ago, or I would SURELY have bought this book for her! Thank you for the post! Hugs, Kai

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  3. I need to check out this book! I've seen crafting with dog hair (even a sweater! eew!), but not so much cat hair. We have made "hairballs" (brushed fur rolled into a ball) for our cats to play with. One liked it, the others not so much.

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  4. That book is quirky indeed! But considering how much my cats moult, why not craft with all that hair?!

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  5. How fascinating, different but totally cute.

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  6. I just had to share this with my cat lover friends!

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  7. I have never heard of such a thing. This is interesting...if I had a cat.

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  8. good morning! I had to come over and take a peek at this entry that Kai shared on her blog, being a needle felter and owning cats I was quite curious! I imagine you could do the same with dog hair too.
    you have a great blog, full of neat ideas! I shall be sure to return soon!
    have a lovely sunday
    vivian

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  9. Finally! A way to have our animals earn their keep! ;) This rocks - if for nothing else 'shedding' light on yet another way to use things traditionally considered trash.

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