Time to take a break from arty stuff, so here’s something I did just because I liked the idea. I’ve always thought that the “yin-yang” symbol looked a little bit like two cats cuddling up together, so I did a drawing of the idea.
It wasn’t all that easy, because the whole design had to be perfectly symmetrical and the two halves had to fit together exactly. However, after a lot of fiddling it worked. Then I thought that one of the nicest things about cats was that they’re usually so furry, so of course these cats had to be made with a furry fabric for the applique. So I got out my embellisher (needle-felter) and some cat-coloured bits of wool roving and set to work felting the roving onto a fabric backing. And as I wanted the cats to be striped, I used two colours of roving for each one.
And here are the cats after stitching.
The Yin-Yang cats
OK, it isn’t exactly the same shape as the yin-yang symbol but that wasn’t the point. The yin-yang was just the starting inspiration for what turned out to be a more complex design