Bohemian Cats updates

Bohemian Cats updates

Bohemian Cats updates

The Bohemian Cats project gets going!

We decided in November 2021 that really, we can't wait until the end of the pandemic before getting back to serious work on The Bohemian Cats. It's not that we've done nothing on the project since March 2020, but it slowed right down, as it has been very difficult for us to work together on costumes when we are mostly all still working from home. The good news is that we managed to get a few costumes done - including the Harlequin costumes that you can see in this card. So we have been able to get back to some real design - and the cards are beginning to emerge!

We now hope to open pre-orders late in 2023, or perhaps early in 2024. Each image is about a week of work, not counting making the costumes, so it really depends how much time we can devote to these images over the coming year.

To give you a little insight into the work that goes into the costumes (in future posts we will tell you about the building of the Baroque theatre!) we taked to Corinne Suarez, our couturier and seamstress and asked her about the process.

Firstly, she told us about the more difficult aspects. "The most challenging thing about the Harlequin costume was to made all the squares as identical as possible. And to sew all the parts together was demanding, because of all the seams underneath. The fabric became very thick and so it was difficult to have all the squares colours matching."

She pointed out the more rewarding sides of the project too! "I enjoyed the fact that I had to "create" the fabric for these costumes. It takes a long time to make them but it was nice because they were completely handmade from scratch."

You can see just a few stages of the sewing below. We used vintage silks and metallics from Japanese kimonos. Glorious fabrics - but not the easiest to work with!

10 comments

  • Inchalita Phongthanasirikool: November 14, 2022

    I will waiting this set. I had the time to kept the money for Bohemian Cats Tarot. Cheers❤️

  • Vicky Sissoko : November 14, 2022

    How do i reserve one of the up coming Cat tarot?

  • Shelley : November 14, 2022

    I can’t wait for this deck. It is looking absolutely beautiful. Will you be emailing people when pre-order is available?

  • Isabel : November 14, 2022

    Hello !
    I am so excited about the Bohemian Cats Project. I didn’t know there was so much work put into this.
    Please keep me in loop so I can purchase or pre-order this amazing creation!

    Kind regards,

    Isabel*

  • Sue: November 14, 2022

    Keep me posted please thank you x

  • Kimmie : November 14, 2022

    I will have to get my 1st ever cat tarot deck because this is going to be amazing when completed! Looking forward to it as I’ve never been much of a cat person but I cannot resist. 🥰

  • Darci Lambert: November 14, 2022

    Stunning!! You guys never cease to amaze! I am eagerly anticipating the new VR deck as well as pre-orders for this one.

    Thought I’d drop a line to draw attention to the above misspelling of “talked” as in “we talked to Corrine Suarez…”

    Hope you’re all staying healthy and safe!

    Best regards,

    Darci

  • kat: November 14, 2022

    can’t you re-print older versions of this tarot deck while we’re waiting for the newest one in the works?

  • Michelle McKenzie: November 14, 2022

    I had no idea of the level of detail and work you do to create these cards. Just fabulous.

  • Janet Levatin, MD: November 14, 2022

    Please keep me on list for preorder. I don’t want to miss this deck!

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