Ben the bearcat

bearcat binturong textile doll

I’ve been making cats for a while. They look like this, like this, and like this. But all made in a similar manner save for ‘fur pattern’ and personality.

Pieces of odd shaped scraps were quilted together to form a shape I imagine a cat could be. Perhaps due to the random choice of material, or lack of practise, there wasn’t enough material to sculpt the head.

It didn’t look like a cat, not really. Perhaps more like a bear, but, not quite.

I googled “bear cat”.

Wikipedia states “binturong, also known as bearcat…”.

I gave him whiskers, reshaped his snout, ears and made the eyes according to the impression I have from photos.

I call him Ben.