Chair Seats – Cats Who’ve Owned Me Series – 3

This chair seat is called “Rori Shows Her Belly” and shows Rori on a rug in a typical “scratch my belly” pose.  The design is based on one of my photos of her.

I used my homespun and millspun hand dyed yarns, all of which are wool/ mohair blends (details).  The backing is 100% cotton 13×13 epi Monk’s Cloth.

The rug Rori is laying on is made of 4 different green millspun yarns.

Back of Chair Seat

Rori and Sandy

Front of Chair Seat
Before Finishing

 Learnings

Details came out better with the more enlarged size of the cat.  Also, contrast is key to making small details visible.  The 13×13 epi Monk’s cloth worked much better than the looser version designed for embroidery.

Yarns Used

Info on the yarns used is given below.  The picture links to the full description and creation details for the yarn where available.

Rug: Pearl Green kettle hand dyed (before carding) millspun.
Forest Dreams hand dyed (before carding) millspun. Designed to look like a forest at a distance for use in weaving and rug hooking.
Aquatics hand dyed (before carding) millspun. Designed to look like pond water for use in weaving and rug hooking.
Green with Envy hand dyed (before carding) millspun.
 Rori:   Since natural black isn’t readily available in mohair (black mohair is  dark grey at best) I bought a skein of  Brown Sheep’s Lamb’s Pride Worsted Onyx from Alpaca Direct as they had the best price when I was shopping.  It is a USA made 15% mohair/ 85% wool single ply yarn.
Yarn Sport White Millspun 2 Ply 59% Mohair 31% Shetland Wool - Sold by the Pound I also used mill spun natural DWF white mohair/ wool yarn for Rori’s tummy patches. Sport White Millspun 2 Ply 59% Mohair 31% Shetland Wool.
Coreopsis Yarn Eyes: Coreopsis hand dyed (after spinning) millspun. This yarn is shades of yellow with sections of yellow and white designed to stripe. I used a small amount from a section of yellows.
Yarn Dark Grey DK 2Ply Millspun 68% Mohair 32% Shetland, Blue Faced Leciester Wool - By the Pound A small amount of  Natural Dark Grey DK 2Ply Millspun 68% Mohair 32% Shetland, Blue Faced Leicester Wool was used to create depth around the chin line and between the toes.
  Edging: Iris Millspun Yarn Iris – Hand Dyed (After Spinning) Millspun
 Lettering:  Ooops!  Forgot it on this one so  embroidered on the back.

 

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Yarn – Iris 3.2 Oz – Millspun

Iris Millspun Yarn

 

 

 

 

Description: 50% mohair – 50% shetland wool, hand painted (dyed) after spinning.
Color: Iris – shades of blue and purple on white
Fiber: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Ingrid
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm (WI)
Type: Millspun Yarn (Cloudberry, NJ)
Yards/Skein (approx.): 200
Size (Plies): sport (2)
Wraps Per Inch (WPI): 14
Needle Size: 7-8 Knitting
Skein Weight (approx.) 3.2 Ounces
Quantity Available: 6 skeins
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Yarn – Wildflower Meadows 3.2 Oz – Millspun

Wildflower Meadow Millspun Yarn

 

 

 

 

Description: 50% mohair – 50% shetland wool, hand painted (dyed) after spinning.
Color: Wildflower Meadows – deep yellow, medium blue and light green on white.
Fiber: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Ingrid
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm (WI)
Type: Millspun Yarn (Cloudberry, NJ)
Yards/Skein (approx.): 200
Size (Plies): sport (2)
Wraps Per Inch (WPI): 14
Needle Size: 7-8 Knitting
Skein Weight (approx.) 3.2 Ounces
Quantity Available: 6 skeins
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Yarn – Summer Skies 3.2 Oz – Millspun

Sumer Skies Yarn

 

 

 

 

Description: 50% mohair – 50% shetland wool, hand painted (dyed) after spinning.
Color: Summer Skies – variations of pale blue, photo does not capture the pale blue glow of these skeins.
Fiber: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Ingrid
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm (WI)
Type: Millspun Yarn (Cloudberry, NJ)
Yards/Skein (approx.): 200
Size (Plies): sport (2)
Wraps Per Inch (WPI): 14
Needle Size: 7-8 Knitting
Skein Weight (approx.) 3.2 Ounces
Quantity Available: 6 skeins
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Yarn – Sky Blue 3.2 Oz – Millspun

SKy Blue Millspun Yarn

 

 

 

 

Description: 50% mohair – 50% shetland wool, hand painted (dyed) after spinning.
Color: Sky Blue – variations of blue
Fiber: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Ingrid
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm (WI)
Type: Millspun Yarn (Cloudberry, NJ)
Yards/Skein (approx.): 200
Size (Plies): sport (2)
Wraps Per Inch (WPI): 14
Needle Size: 7-8 Knitting
Skein Weight (approx.) 3.2 Ounces
Quantity Available: 6 skeins
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Yarn – Mardi Gras 3.2 Oz – Millspun

Mardi Gras Millspun Yarn

 

 

 

 

Description: 50% mohair – 50% shetland wool, hand painted (dyed) after spinning.
Color: Mardi Gras – red, blue, purple, yellow and green on white
Fiber: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Ingrid
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm (WI)
Type: Millspun Yarn (Cloudberry, NJ)
Yards/Skein (approx.): 200
Size (Plies): sport (2)
Wraps Per Inch (WPI): 14
Needle Size: 7-8 Knitting
Skein Weight (approx.) 3.2 Ounces
Quantity Available: 6 skeins
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Yarn – Coreopsis 3.2 Oz – Millspun

Coreopsis Yarn

 

 

 

 

Description: 50% mohair – 50% shetland wool, hand painted (dyed) after spinning.
Color: Coreopsis – yellow shades on white
Fiber: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Ingrid
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm (WI)
Type: Millspun Yarn (Cloudberry, NJ)
Yards/Skein (approx.): 200
Size (Plies): sport (2)
Wraps Per Inch (WPI): 14
Needle Size: 7-8 Knitting
Skein Weight (approx.) 3.2 Ounces
Quantity Available: 6 skeins
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