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Icelandic Yule Cat Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvas

Icelandic Yule Cat Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvas

Regular price $85.00 USD
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A figure of Icelandic Christmas Folklore, The Yule Cat is a huge and vicious cat who lurks about the snowy countryside during Christmas time and eats people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve. As an owner (and sometimes captive) of two black cats, I know that our docile, cuddly house cats would leap at the opportunity to be enormous hunters of men! To celebrate the Yule Cat, I created an original design depicting a black cat looming over a snowy cottage, intent on finding prey. Its ears draw back in intense focus as it hunts. Golden eyes gleam like the windows of the cottage - whose inhabitants are cozy and warm, completely unaware of the monstrous cat towering right over their roof.

This needlepoint canvas design is 5" high and 3.5" wide on 18 mesh. Edges are bound with bias tape. Hand painted. Listing is for canvas only, fibers and stitching not included. Colors may be slightly different based on differences in screen resolution. 

Do you want me to paint the cat to look like your cat? There is an add on available! If you order that option, send an email to with a photo of your cat. Allow extra processing time if you choose cat customization. 

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