Tiger theTortoiseshell Cat – Sock Portrait

Tiger posing for the camera

This is Tiger. Recently her lovely owner sent me this request:

I have a beautiful tortoiseshell cat called Tiger and I would love a sock cat in her colours. She has a white bib with lots of ginger tabby and dark tabby markings. I don’t expect an exact replica – but is this something you could do? Just to be difficult, her left leg is white but her right leg is mainly that lovely ginger tabby colour with a white paw – she’s very fashion conscious!

I love challenges like this so of course I replied yes and we swapped a few emails about sock shopping and cat colours before I started. Eventually I found a pair of socks that I thought were quite close to tortoiseshell, in a tiger stripe design. I chose to attach the legs with buttons as this gives a little bit of posability (don’t think that’s a real word but never mind!). This was stage one that went back for commenting by the ‘real’ Tiger and her owner.

Sock Tigerpuss Stage 1

Her Furry Ladyship recommended an adjustment to her white area as this reaches all the way under her chest almost to her back legs. And she also quite fancied having a red or orange ribbon around her neck.

So we all decided on some white fun fur for the alteration and Tiger chose a lovely red velvet for the neck ribbon. Here’s the finished Sock Tigerpuss who is now thoroughly at home with ‘real’ Tiger and my lovely new customer. 🙂

Sock Tigerpuss enjoying the sunshine
Sock Tigerpuss showing off her velvet bow
Is that a bird under the bush?
Sock Tigerpuss sitting pretty

I really enjoyed this project and it’s been a pleasure chatting through the details with Tigers’ ‘Mum’ . Thank you T & L 🙂

If any readers would like to commission a Sock Portrait of their pet I’d be happy to chat it through – just leave a comment here or you can message me on Facebook or via my Folksy shop – OddSox and I’ll get back to you.

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6 Responses to “Tiger theTortoiseshell Cat – Sock Portrait”


  1. 1 Adien Crafts 11/08/2011 at 6:12 pm

    Fabulous, Followed you from Folksy and saw your Sock Cat. I love him! How great that he is so personal to the customer, she’ll treasure him I’m sure. Di x

  2. 3 Baye 12/08/2011 at 2:43 am

    Wow! I liked the first one, but that furry fabric really kicks it up a notch. The final product is outstanding. The buttons for posability (I like that unword) were an excellent choice.

  3. 4 Penny 15/08/2011 at 1:50 pm

    Wow! that’s amazing. What a challenge, you’ve really captured theTigeryness!

  4. 5 thebutterflyhobbyist 15/08/2011 at 3:44 pm

    I think he is lovely! Well done.

  5. 6 Julie Cartwright 03/09/2011 at 10:57 pm

    I love the sock tiger puss what great creation. I like the way you display your work here too.


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