Friends, Cat Owners, Craft Makers, Lend Us Your Cat Hair
What? You heard me.
If you’ve taken a peek at our Fall 2011 catalog, you might have spotted a particularly quirky title… Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat.
Originally released in Japan, we’re bringing it stateside in the Fall. It’s the perfect book for you craft-loving cat owners with sweaters and couches covered in fur. Pick up that lint roller, collect some hair, and get to making tote bags, finger puppets, picture frames, and more.
The book doesn’t hit stores until November… but editor Margaret McGuire and designer Katie Hatz have already begun crafting. One of them doesn’t even own a cat, and I’m not at liberty to divulge where she’s been collecting the animal fur… though it may involve a Mission Impossible-esque cable drop scenario.
However with all the crafting they’ve been doing, there just isn’t enough cat hair. And that’s where you come in.
Our two cat loving crafty ladies want you to send in your cat hair. That’s right. Send in some cat hair and make sure you include your cat’s name and a photo.
When the book’s publication date gets closer, I’ll feature several of your proud, hair-donating kittens on the (soon to be ) re-launched Quirkbooks.com. Margaret and Katie may even make a little framed portrait of their favorite kitty, to be published online for the world to see. We’ll see how much cat hair we get.
Send your bags o’ cat hair to…
C/O Margaret & Katie
215 Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cat hair will not be returned… but come on, do I really need to say that?
ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philly.com