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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012 02:12:03 PM »

so cute, I love the kitty's expression and the stripes
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2012 04:09:50 AM »

THanks!!

The stripes were rather interesting to do. I used core fiber to make most of this kitty and then I used Shetland fiber for color. I generally use this Shetland fiber for beards on gnomes and to get this particular color I had to dye the shetland fiber. Even though the fibers were clean, when it was dyed the tips of the fibers came out darker than the rest (probably because there was some left over lanolin in the tips). I trimmed the tips off the locks I was using and carded the length to even out the tone (the root end tended to be lighter in color). I used the trimmed tips to create the stripes!

Not certain how easy it is to see in this photo, but the shetland produces a fine fuzzy surface which just seems quite perfect for a small cat.
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2012 07:17:05 AM »

wow, what a process to create the stripes. 
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2012 08:29:22 PM »

this is so cute  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2012 08:44:32 AM »

YEs - that is one RIDICULOUSLY happy cat - too too cute
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