Egyptian Mau Cat Cross Stitch Pattern

The ancient Egyptians are the first people to leave extensive evidence of their alliance with domestic cats—an affiliation that developed at least 5,000 years ago, according to Egyptian writings and statues (one of them – the Gayer Anderson Cat I saw in  British Museum last year). These domestic cats became beloved household companions, and then sacred animals associated with the gods.

And this is our Egyptian Mau Cat for cross stitch:

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While some people might at first be attracted to the Egyptian Mau’s beautiful spotted coat, most become fans due to the breed’s temperament and personality. Maus, like their ancestors that were invited along on the duck hunts of their Egyptian companions, love to fetch. In fact, they love any play activity that mimics hunting behaviour. Indoor-only Maus, the only kind recommended by most enthusiasts, will sometimes leave gifts of well-killed catnip mice on the pillows of their favourite people. Be sure to give your Mau lots of pettings and praise, and perhaps a treat or two, for these presents; Maus will be upset, and quite confused if their generous gifts are coldly rejected. While not overly talkative, Maus will let their humans know if something is amiss, particularly if that something concerns food dishes. Their voices are usually melodious and quiet. When engaged in conversation with their human companions, Maus wag their tails, tread with their feet, and make a variety of sounds that fanciers call “chortling.” Maus are devoted to the humans who pay them the proper homage. If you show your Mau you can be trusted, your Mau will shower you with love and loyalty. They are fiercely loyal cats who generally don’t take to strangers. Once they bond with their preferred persons, they want to be worshipped by their chosen family rather than by the entire human race.

Inspired by Colours

On 11 October 2018, a meeting of the Jury of the VII edition of the Inspired by Colour competition organised by P.H. “SK”, a representative of the DMC brand in Poland and the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź took place. 216 works by 130 authors from all over Poland were admitted to the competition. An award was granted in the Debut category. In the Personal Inspirations category, 3rd, 2nd and 1st place was awarded. Additionally, the CMW awarded two distinctions. The works were also awarded by regional representatives of the DMC brand, Wena Desing publishing house, haberdashery stores Jola from the Tricity, Internet shop, online coricamo shop, online bow shop and haberdashery shop A Guzik from Warsaw. Congratulations to all the awarded persons. The exhibition of all competition entries can be seen in the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź until 11.11.2018.

This post is not accidental, because one of my works – Irys – received two awards. I am very grateful to the organizers of this competition, who gave me the opportunity to see a lot of beautiful works, which you can see by following the link below. In addition, I would like to thank the talented painter  Oksana Gatalskaja , the author of this beautiful Irys, according to which the designer Anna Kuznietsova made the pattern. Thank you!

Inspired by Colours 

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