I recently took part, as part of the Feeling Stitchy team, in a fascinating experiment run by Penguin & Fish. They’ve just released two new cat patterns and they were curious to see how people would interpret the patterns without any instructions or ‘here’s one I did earlier’ photos. For my interpretation I decided to go down the applique route, the two cats are made of felt and they are honestly not that orange in real life, darn camera. The embroidered pieces are sewn into lined drawstring patchwork (on both sides) bags that are my own design. You can read about how I and the rest of the Feeling Stitchy team interpreted the patterns here and read more about the experiment and the other contributors here.