Crafting With Cat Hair
Cute Handicrafts To Make With Your Cat
Author: Kaori Tsutaya
Publication Date: October 11, 2011
ISBN Number: 978-1-59474-525-6
Are you a crafter seeking innovative ideas for your next crafting project? Are you a cat lover looking for new ways to demonstrate how much you love your favorite feline?
If so, then Crafting With Cat Hair by Kaori Tsutaya is right up your alley!
Crafting With Cat Hair is easily the most unusual crafting book I’ve ever come across. In this book, Tsutaya shares her creativity through 10 easy craft projects – all which are made, in part, from the shed fur of cats!
Now I know that the idea of crafting with cat fur will sound strange to many of you. To be honest, although I live with two huge fur balls, I don’t see myself making feline finger puppets out of Legend’s and Tsunami’s hair anytime soon! However, if you are intrigued by unusual, out-of-the-box projects, Tsutaya makes an excellent case for why crafting with cat hair isn’t as hair-brained a scheme as you might think!
Tsutaya emphasizes the eco-friendly benefits of cat-crafting, and provides lots of great tips for caring for your cat throughout the book. She shows how traditional crafting felt is made from sheep’s wool, and how her projects simply substitute the wool with the shed fur. Although some of the projects sound like they would require a lot of cat fur – in actuality, the larger projects incorporate a small design that is decorated with cat fur, so the quantities of fur required to complete the projects are reasonable. All of the cat hair collected for the projects comes from regular brushing and grooming, so in the end, the bond between you and your cat increases as a result of your crafting!
All in all, I found Tsutaya’s book quite charming. She does a nice job of blending crafting projects with cat care tips. I particularly enjoyed meeting all of the cats who contributed to the projects at the end of the book.
This is the perfect gift for yourself and your crafty, cat-loving friends!
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book from Quirk Books for review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation and was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.