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The cat lover's craft book / Neko Shugei ; translated by Sanae Ishida ; photographer: Yukari Shirai, Yuki Morimura ; designers of the projects: Yumi Oami, Mico Ogura, Miyuki Hayashi [and 10 others].

By: Neko Shugei.
Contributor(s): Ishida, Sanae [translator.] | Shirai, Yukari, 1963- [photographer.] | Morimura, Yuki [photographer.] | Oami, Yumi [designer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Clarendon, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, an imprint of Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd., 2018Description: 79 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9784805314920; 4805314923.Other title: Cat lovers craft book : cute and easy accessories for kitty's best friend.Subject(s): Handicraft | Sewing | Patchwork | Embroidery | Textile crafts | Cats in artDDC classification: 745.5 Summary: "Cute cats, fat and fluffy cats, crabby cats, funny cats. Cats to decorate your home, your cat-loving self, or your cat-loving friends. Whatever your craft of choice is, this book has something for you. Here are just some of the delightful items you can make for yourself or a fellow cat lover: Make a lovely embroidered or shrink art brooch or earrings; knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow; make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags; sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric; sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up; and more! It's all fun and simple, and it's all CATS! Simple instructions, diagrams and templates make these projects inviting and doable even for novice crafters, and the high-quality results make delightful handmade gifts with lots of purr-sonality."-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Unleash Your Inner Crazy Craft Lady!

Here a cat there a cat, everywhere a crafted cat! Cats to decorate your home, to wear, or to give to someone you love. The Cat Lover's Craft Book is dedicated to those who craft and those who are in love with all things cat-related!

Whether you like to embroider, crochet, sew, knit or felt, there's a cat-tastic project inside this charming book you'll want to try your hand at, including: Turn your umbrella handle into a furry cat's tail Sew and embroider a personalized cat book cover Make a lovely hand embroidered brooch or earrings Make a cute cat door stop using a bottle and fabric Make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags Knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow Sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric Sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up And so much more! Super simple, step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates make these adorable cat crafts accessible to knitting, felting and embroidery beginners. These purr-fect needlework crafts will delight cat lovers of all ages, and provide many hours of fun creating cute and kitschy cat-inspired items--the perfect handmade gifts with lots of purr-sonality.

Originally published in Japanese in 2016 by Nihon Vogue.

Translated from the Japanese.

Neko Shugei is a collective of cat-loving crafters comprising Yumi Ooami, Miko Ogura, Miyuki Hayashi, Chizuko Kojima, minou 14, Naoko Suzuki, Kyoko Maruoka, Yoko Kobayashi, Hitomi Hanaoka, rie, Kanade Isshiki, Marupoleland, and nekogao along with their many feline muses.

"Cute cats, fat and fluffy cats, crabby cats, funny cats. Cats to decorate your home, your cat-loving self, or your cat-loving friends. Whatever your craft of choice is, this book has something for you. Here are just some of the delightful items you can make for yourself or a fellow cat lover: Make a lovely embroidered or shrink art brooch or earrings; knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow; make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags; sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric; sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up; and more! It's all fun and simple, and it's all CATS! Simple instructions, diagrams and templates make these projects inviting and doable even for novice crafters, and the high-quality results make delightful handmade gifts with lots of purr-sonality."-- Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part 1 Palm-Sized Cats (p. 4)
  • Embroidered Brooches (p. 4)
  • Cross Stitch Buttons (p. 6)
  • Perfectly Embroidered Badges (p. 8)
  • Shrink PlasLic Pins and Earrings (p. 10)
  • Appliqué Coin Purses (p. 12)
  • Mini Mini Pouches (p. 14)
  • Cat Clips (p. 16)
  • How to Make the Cross Stitch Buttons (p. 18)
  • How to Make the Shrink Plastic Pins (p. 20)
  • Part 2 Everyday Cats (p. 22)
  • Cat Dolls (p. 22)
  • Sketched Book Covers (p. 24)
  • Cat-Shaped Door Stoppers (p. 26)
  • Knitted Pillows (p. 28)
  • Patchwork Pillow (p. 29)
  • Cuddly Cat Pillows (p. 30)
  • Cat Pouch and Cat Pochette (p. 32)
  • Embroidered Bags (p. 34)
  • Catryoshka Pouches (p. 36)
  • Umbrella Handle Covers (p. 38)
  • Horn to Make the Mini Mini Pouches (p. 40)
  • How to Make the Cat Pochette (p. 44)
  • How to Make the Umbrella Handle Cover (p. 47)
  • The Crealives and Their Cats (p. 48)
  • Instructions + Patterns + Templates + Diagrams (p. 49)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

Cuteness abounds in this compendium of feline-themed pillows, purses, and pins with a distinctive Japanese pop culture sensibility. The author is actually a collective of Japanese crafters who own (or admire) cats, and their feline muses are depicted on a delightful author credit page. Cat silhouettes bordering the pages add to the book's pleasing design. From catryoshka pouches-an imaginative take on Russian nesting dolls-in graduated sizes to knitted umbrella handles resembling cats' tails, this collection proves that almost anything can bear a feline motif. Projects require appliqué, embroidery, knitting, sewing, and/or crocheting, so it helps to have multiple skills, as well as a shelf's worth of such craft supplies as seam sealant and really sharp scissors. The project sizes are small, which makes them less taxing but also demands accuracy. The guideline noting that metric measurements are exact and their translation into U.S. standard inches is approximate might cause some to work more slowly or with magnification on projects where the scale requires one-eighth-inch precision. Beginners beware: the lessons here are cute, definitely. Easy, not so much. Cat fanciers who also have a number of needlework and fabric art skills will most enjoy these quirky projects. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Cuteness abounds! Any crafter with even a minimal appreciation of cats will seize these 17 designs, which are customizable in almost infinite ways. A group of 13 like-minded Japanese stitchers knitters, sewers, embroiderers banded together to create these appealing objects. All are decorative and even useful to some degree (though a case could be made against umbrella-handle covers). In typical Japanese-craft-book fashion, color photographs precede the instructions, followed first by details on specific how-to's, such as how to make the cross-stitch buttons, then by the written directions for each design. Careful husbanding of pages means that, for the most part, the instructions might need to be read with a magnifying glass, and occasionally a detail or step seems missing. (For instance, a fine variegated brown yarn is too broad a choice for most.) Yet all issues can be surmounted to produce some unusual coin purses, cat dolls, and knitted pillows. Appended with general guidelines and embroidery techniques specific to this book.--Barbara Jacobs Copyright 2018 Booklist