The problem with cat hair is that it never seems to go away, no matter how frequently you sweep and vacuum and dust. It also doesn’t matter how many lint rollers you buy. It looks like it will never go gone completely. You can find it lurking almost anywhere… in the cracks of your floor, on the surfaces of your furnishings, and worst of all—all over your clothes!
While some cat owners are frustrated by the amount of shedding their cats produce, others have chosen to accept it and put the fallen hair to good use instead of throwing it away. For example, try using it as a needle felting medium! Those unfamiliar with the needle felting process may be interested in learning more about it. It involves repeatedly inserting a felting needle into a rolled-up wad of fur on a cushion or pad. The needle’s barbs help to secure the fur strands together, resulting in a bigger overall body.
Both dog and cat hair may be felted due to the presence of scales on the hair shafts, and their fur can be felted using the same procedure. However, because the result may not be as smooth as when using wool or another type of hair, it requires a bit more effort and may take a little longer.
A Japanese cat owner decided to put her cat’s fur to the test, and the result is almost too cute to take!
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Meet Minira, an endearing kitty that has recently gained widespread attention.
Several pet owners enjoy weekly brushing sessions with their fluffy companions, which is standard practice. Needle felting was something we discussed previously, and we were fully serious about it! Minira’s owner, who knitted the small shoes for her cat, was as serious about her animal.
Fur collected from your pet should be stored in a cloth bag rather than a plastic bag since it can mildew if wrapped in plastic. After containing around 4 ounces of pet hair, you can attempt to gently wash it in a bowl of warm water using either shampoo or dish soap, depending on your preference or what you have on hand.
Almost everyone is familiar with cats (and several other animals) shedding excessively, with shedding season occurring approximately twice a year.
As soon as the fur has dried, it’s time to hand card it to make it totally ready for use in larger projects (such as cat-sized slippers). Make sure to mix in some wool if the fur is less than 4 inches long. Sounds like a good time, doesn’t it?
We want to know whether you, Hot Flav are interested in trying your hand at any form of needle felting with your pet’s fur. If that’s the case, what conclusions would you draw?