Born in Tokyo, Kaori Tsutaya is a cat lover and freelance
writer whose writings have been published in magazines and
special-interest books. Many of her published works are based on
the subject of cats and include articles, photography, and books on
Her blogs "The Laws of the Cat" (nekono-okite.cocolog-nifty.com) and "The Cat Hair Craft Room" (nekoke.com) are popular in Japan.
Amy Hirschman is a translator, crafter, and pop-culture enthusiast living in California. She studied Japanese for four years at the University of Pittsburgh and has lived in Japan. Though she is not a cat owner, her friends will attest that she is the greatest cat sitter they have ever had. This is her first published translation.
"The year's most unconventional crafting book."--Associated
"This dandy little guide shows how to turn stray clumps of cat hair into soft and adorable handicrafts."--Tucson Citizen
"There's no other word for this book except: purrfect." --Los
"One of the most unexpectedly popular, weirdly specific books I ever had the pleasure to shelve." -Jenn Northington, Book Riot "Intensely cute..."--Publishers Weekly "An extremely helpful guide."--Buzzfeed
"Quirky and the projects are super easy."--OregonLive.com
"It caught our attention."--The Huffington Post
"You may think kitties are only good for getting hair all over your favorite chair and eating more kibble than you thought possible but Crafting with Cat Hair will show you how to turn cat hair into mittens, tote bags, book covers and more."--CraftFoxes.com "Personal projects that celebrate your cat and they look as cute as can be!"--Neatorama
"Put those furballs to work for YOU!"--Suvudu
"It's bizarre, to be sure, but the appliques are kind of cute, too. This is a good one for your cat-loving crafty friends (and you know you have them)."--Austin American Statesman