Child Witness 2: "The enformation of Febey Hunt, of the age viii yeeres or thereabouts"

 

 

 

 

Febey Hunt was the eight-year-old step-daughter of Alice Hunt, who was tried for witchcraft at St. Osyth, Essex, in 1582. Febey testified in court that her mother had two familiar spirits shaped "like horses, the one white, the other black". The framing text on the tapestry is reproduced from the original St. Osyth witch-trial pamphlet documenting her mother's trial.

 

 

 

Knotted tapestry

2015

cotton, linen, synthetic yarns

92 x 69cm