Age: 10

Favourite color: Gold

Favourite Food:  Risi e bisi (a kind of risotto made from peas and pancetta) It  is said to have been served to the Doges of Venezia on the feast of Saint Mark (25 April), the National Day of Venezia.

Hobbies: Playing the piano

Dream job: Concert pianist (Tomasina’s favourite composer is Johann Sebastian Bach)

Known for: Falling asleep at the piano after eating Risi e bisi

Favourite saying: “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all”

Original knitting pattern by Alan Dart:

Tomasina the knitted Venetian cat playing the piano