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She Needle-Felted a Grumpy Cat for Charity – Using Real Cat Fur!


Shared by Emily McEwan-Fujita who says, “I needle felted real cat fur to create ‘Grumpy Cat’ on a recycled thrift-store cashmere/silk blend sweater. The fur was sustainably harvested from my sister-in-law’s Himalayan cats. (LOL) Other materials used include scraps of felt, vinyl, and muslin, sheep’s wool roving, Burly Spun yarn, and a brass bell. The label below the cat says “kimuzukashii neko-chan” (“grumpy cat” in Japanese).

I donated the sweater and it was displayed at the “Cat Person” show at Argyle Fine Art gallery, and raffled off to support a cat charity in Halifax, Nova Scotia.”

Thanks Emily!


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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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