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Talented craftswoman makes purr-fect life-like models of people’s pets

China, Guangzhou
May 21, 2019 at 12:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Cici, a craftswoman who makes life-like pet models out of wool in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, has attracted more than 530,000 followers and received millions of likes online.

Having quite a success in making wool felt pets to order, Cici has also set up a workshop for all those interested in mastering this kind of DIY art.

Cici confessed that her apprentices consider this activity quite meaningful, as many of them create models of their beloved pets that passed away to keep as mementos, and often even use their pets’ fur in order to make the dolls more realistic.

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Cici, a craftswoman who makes life-like pet models out of wool in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, has attracted more than 530,000 followers and received millions of likes online.

Having quite a success in making wool felt pets to order, Cici has also set up a workshop for all those interested in mastering this kind of DIY art.

Cici confessed that her apprentices consider this activity quite meaningful, as many of them create models of their beloved pets that passed away to keep as mementos, and often even use their pets’ fur in order to make the dolls more realistic.

M/S Installing cat’s eyes

C/U Sewing cat’s eyeliner

M/S Making wool felt

W/S Cici making wool felt

M/S Installing dog’s ear

M/S Installing dog’s ear

M/S A dog model compared with photo

M/S Making wool felt with cat beside

SOT, Cici, model designer, (Chinese), “I have been making the wool felt model for 4 years. More than 300 pets model have been made in total. I have a total of about 530,000 fans on Douyin APP and Weibo. And the most popular video attracted 1.65 million likes.”

M/S A dog model compared with photo

M/S Cici working on the wool model

W/S Making the eye contour

M/S Making the eye contour

SOT, Cici, model designer, (Chinese), “Some of my clients whose pets have already died want to make them relive by making a model as a memento. And there are also some clients who want to make a wool felt gift for their baby pet. Sometimes people save their dead pets’ fur and ask me to implant it into the model, to make it more meaningful. ”

W/S Wool felt pets

M/S Wool felt pets

M/S Wool felt pets

SOT, Shiyao Chen, student of crafts workshop, (Chinese), “ This dog died for some reason and left me several days ago. I missed it so much and hoped to find another way to live together with it. And I saw the wool felt model class on Douyin and felt it very suitable for me. So I come here and learn it.”

W/S Crafts workshop

M/S Crafts workshop

M/S Making wool felt

W/S Crafts workshop

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