Pendle Witch Hanging.

 

That is an unfortunate way of wording it – but I have completed my wall hanging which is based on the Pendle Witches.

I was already fascinated by the terrible story of the men who took women from their homes who they suspected of witchcraft, interrogated them as part of a brutal witch-hunt, and hung them after being ‘tried’ at Lancaster assizes.

I then discovered that my uncle had researched our family tree right back to the Nutters of Newchurch in Pendle. Alice Nutter was one of the group of women who was hung.

This, obviously, increased my interest in this area, and inspired this piece which is currently on display at The Fabbadashery in Halifax.

 

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So, back at The Fabbadashery, we spent last Saturday working on ‘Hooked and Prodded Landscapes’, the beautiful results of which are shown below ….

 

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I have spent one afternoon a week at the Bradshaw School in Halifax recently. The children in Class 5 have been working together to create a fabulous wall hanging for the school.

Each child has sewn, quilted and embellished their own panel and then combined these panels, along with further embellishment to create the hanging.

 

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They added a panel on the back to show future pupils at the school who had made this piece of work.

 

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