Height: 18 Centimeters; Width: 4 Centimeters
My Pet Portraits are my version of your lovely cat. You supply a photograph or two of your pet and I will knit you a miniature version as best I can. I try and match up the color of the fur and the shape of any markings, and can sometimes supply accessories such as collars and bells.
Each cat is hand knitted by me from 100% natural undyed wool (usually - although ginger Toms need a bit of dye - there are no sheep that color!) I often use alpaca for cats as it is so soft and silky, just like cat's fur (although alpacas are also not the same shade as ginger Toms). My little cats are stuffed with pure Shetland wool which makes them lovely to squeeze and hug. All features are hand embroidered to make them as secure as possible. The cats take at least a day to make and are about 6-7 inches or 15-18 cm tall.
Apart from being a beautifully tactile fiber, wool has antibacterial and fire retardant properties and the cats can be washed gently if needed. I mainly use wool from independent British producers.