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Cat from Cat-Rabbit

Yay! We’re a little bit proud to have Cat Badcock and her collection of individually made softies joining us in March. Cat has rather a formidable following of fans for her plush creations, and as soon as you have a peek at her work, you will understand why. Mesmerising, and intriguing, these special soft things are AMAZING.

A Hobart based artist, Cat, incorporates traditional domestic crafting techniques such as embroidery, knitting and various needlecrafts to create three dimensional soft sculpture figures from her illustrated characters. Cat-Rabbit’s characters, based on both real and imagined animals, are often ironic and engage with the darker side of animal behaviour. Cat is often seen bleeding from the fingertips whilst looking at kittens in a pet store window...

When and why did Cat-Rabbit begin?

Cat-Rabbit began in 2004, it was basically born out of small drawings in the columns of lecture books of rabbits doing things, wearing nice clothes. I made them into plush toys for friends as presents and it has grown from there.

What are your creations inspired by?

They are inspired by my love for animal documentaries, people who dress up their pets, Beatrix Potter and Richard Scarry.

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

Being able to watch series upon series of tv shows and work at the same time. Also meeting, working and eating cake with lots of nice like-minded artists is the best.

Favourite colours/materials to work with?

Wool felt in all colours. Particularly colours that clash.

What can customers coming to the market expect to see at your stall?

Happiness! And watercolours in nice little frames, new plush owls and other surprise plush things.

Favourite piece you make?

Each new piece is my favourite.

1 comment:

  1. I love you Catty! Can't wait to com to the Market and see your new stuff:) -Abby Road xo


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