Crafting With Cat Hair

It is a thing, and it’s good.

By Ava Agata Gorecki


“The year’s most unconventional crafting book.”—Associated Press

It seems like today everyone is down for a little DIY. With the popular appeal of homesteading and resourceful creations splattered all over Pinterest, it was only a matter of time until we found more use for our fluffy cat friends than just being totally cute.

With the holidays just around the corner, why not show your nearest and dearest just how much you care by creating a homemade gift, constructed out of cat fur, that is not at all creepy and completely normal in every way.

If you need inspiration and guidance you can find it in the step-by-step book Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat by Kaori Tsutaya.


Photo: Quirk Books

You’re going to need something to entertain yourself with on the cold, winter nights when you don’t feel like braving the arctic temperatures. Some very useful crafts you can make include finger puppets, change purses and knickknack boxes. Gift cards are so impersonal and overrated anyways.

The book itself makes a great gift and will provide hours of fun for the whole family, and what will be left of your friend circle. #noshame

Before you wonder if it is cruel to use cat’s fur to create these masterpieces, fear not, all methods of cat hair collection are completely safe and cruelty free. Kaori provides methods on how to groom your cat safely and efficiently. And as always keep yourself out of harm’s way of those kitty cat claws – don’t overbrush!

She writes “Even if you usually forgive your cat for scratching you, you should still do your best not to get scratched in the first place.” Thanks, Kaori.

If you are a feline lover like me, creating some cat hair embellished mittens from your own perfect pussy will make you beam with pride, “I made that!”