The Child Witnesses: "The enformation of Thomas Rabbet, of the age of viii yeres or thereabouts"

In English witch-trials, it was acceptable to hear the testimony of children. Thomas Rabbet was the eight-year-old son of Ursula Kempe, one of the St. Osyth witches hanged in 1582. He described in court four "familiar spirits" she kept, Tyttey, Tyffin, Pygine, and Jacke. The text is reproduced from the original trial pamphlet.

This tapestry was made for the 62 Group of Textile Artists exhibition, "Small Talk", at the Constance Howard Resource Centre, Goldsmiths, University of London.


Knotted tapestry

cotton, linen, synthetic yarns


69 x 92cm