5 books to gift your beloved crafters

Book recommendations for crafters and makers that include DIY with cat hair, resurgence of visible mending, writers on knitting and more.
Photo: RF._.studio, Pexels. Hands cutting out design drawings for project in a light-filled studio space. There are books and reference images on a wooden table.

Crafting With Cat Hair by Japanese author Kaori Tsutaya is the perfect accompaniment for those with furry companions, especially when its shedding season. The best part is that Tsutaya teaches readers how to make the most out of stray fur that is not only cat-friendly, but also eco-friendly and requires no special tools.

From tote bags to finger puppets, most projects in Crafting With Cat Hair can be completed under an hour, making them suitable for novice pet owners as well as more experienced crafters.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.