The familiar image of a witch – dressed in ragged clothes with a broomstick and a warty face – developed from a much-feared folklore figure called the hag. Myths, from ancient Egypt through to pre-Christian Europe, tell of ugly old women who used supernatural power to bring misfortune to those around them. During medieval times, many innocent old women who looked like hags became the victims of witch hunts. They were tried and usually found guilty, then sentenced to burn alive at the stake.
METHODYOU WILL NEED
Black cotton fabric (79 x 43¼ in), Ruler, white pencil, scissors, needle, Black thread, newspaper, stiff paintbrush, Silver paint, two sheets of thin black card (16½ x 23¼ in and 12½ x 12½in), Scotch tape, small piece of silver card, white glue and glue brush, green and black tissue paper.