This pattern is stitched as a single motive, in rows, or as an area. The stitching is done on linen (10 threads per cm.). Use cross and back stitches. DMC (Dansk Blomstergarn):

—/// 310 (240) Eyes and legs

— 722 (93) beak

ooo 445 (123)

mmm 3046 (128)

333 727 (225)

xxx 744 (16)

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I have used the Cats design on a number of occasions. The above image is a section from a spectacle case in petit point. I actually started out by doing a papercut of the cats, and from that, the cross stitch pattern evolved. I think the pattern is effective, no matter how it is used.

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