By Kaori Tsutaya. Translated from Japanese by Amy Hirschman
The book says:Are your favourite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it's time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames and more. These projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour - with a little help, of course, from your feline friends.
Quirk Books. Who else? How you live up to your name and make me smile!
With this book you are shown how to make the puppet on the cover and there are various cat shapes inside that you can use as templates to felt into. The rest of the book is showing you ideas of things to add these things to, how to felt with cat hair, how to gather it and care for it - the finished felted item is extremely delicate and prone to falling apart if handled to much. It's not advised, for example, to wash scarves and things with cat hair felted motifs in the washing machine. Allergies are addressed and it's not advised that if you are allergic to cats to even try and make the projects (though where you would be stealing the hair from I have to wonder...)
The starring cat models/fur donaters are gorgeous and all introduced properly at the end. It's a cute book all be it, in my opinion, a gimmicky book. I think a cat lover would like it for the pictures alone and like I say, it's quirky and fun. However, I must admit I am a cat lover (though don't have a cat.) I wasn't remotely tempted to make any of the projects at all... but I don't like shedded fur everywhere, it annoys me with our dog and as the author quite honestly says, it's going to get everywhere whilst doing this.
Crafting With Cat Hair will be winging it's way to a cat bonkers friend very soon :)
Many thanks to Quirk Books for sending me the book.
Kaori Tsutay (Unfortunately, I can't get the link to Kaori's site to work.)
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