Remember the post I did last month about crafting with cat hair? In it, I detailed a Japanese book that offered instructions on how to make everything from tote bags to mittens, all out of your cat's discarded fur. Some of you were a bit squeamish about the idea, but many embraced it, and were looking for more information on how to make cat hair creations of your own.
Well, if you were one of those people looking to get your kitty craft on - I have some very good news for you. Hold on to your hats (er..cats?), because Quirk Books has just announced that "Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat," is coming stateside! The book, by Kaori Tsutaya and translated by Amy Hirschman, is already available for pre-order on Amazon, and is set to hit bookstores this November!
Da, da, da...But wait, there's more!
The publisher is now in search of cat hair donations for the most amazing craft project ever.
"Editor Margaret McGuire and designer Katie Hatz have already begun crafting. One of them doesn't even own a cat, and I'm not at liberty to divulge where she's been collecting the animal fur...though it may involve a Mission Impossible-esque cable drop scenario.
However, with all the crafting they've been doing, there just isn't enough cat hair. And that's where you come in.
Our two cat loving crafty ladies want you to send in your cat hair. That's right. Send in some cat hair and make sure you include your cat's name and photo. When the book's publication date gets closer, I'll feature several of your proud, hair-donating kittens on the (soon to be) re-launched Quirkbooks.com. Margaret and Katie may even make a little framed portrait of their favorite kitty, to be published online for the world to see. We'll see how much cat hair we get.
Send your bags o' cat hair to...
C/O Margaret & Katie
215 Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cat hair will not be returned...but come on, do I really need to say that?"