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« on: April 15, 2017 04:43:45 AM »

This is nowhere near as good as what I've seen posted here, but it's my first proper attempt at felting and the material (cat hair) was rather hard to work with so be gentle!





Kitty looks like she doesn't approve of what I've done at all!

It took about 4 hours and I had trouble getting enough density...I don't know if it's because of the size?  The tail and ears in particular are still fairly soft.  I would appreciate any tips on this if you have them.  Perhaps I just need to spend more time.

I wrote a little more about this project on my blog.  Not sure if I have the patience to do it again, although I do have another bag of my tabby's fur waiting to be used!
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017 11:28:41 AM »

That is really cute.  I think I would be tempted to use the cat fur over a base of toy stuffing.  It would make it go a lot further and give you something to felt into.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017 05:36:26 AM »

That little thing's saving grace is that it is adorable, lol!
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017 07:43:45 AM »

Your felted kitty is so adorable! You did an awesome job! And you real kitty is just as cute.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017 12:36:14 PM »

 This is equal parts hilarious and awesome! Love both the felt and real cat.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017 07:04:26 PM »

That's super cute!  I'm going to give a stab at it (ha! pun-ny) and diagnose the softness as being 100% cat fur. If you were to add a little wool it might felt more firmly.
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