Friday, January 19, 2018

Suffragette Prison Embroidery

The handkerchief above was about to be burnt after a jumble sale in the 1970s. All the signatures were from suffragette prisoners in Holloway in 1912, some were hunger strikers and some forcibly fed.
Denise Jones is a student at UCA Farnham researching suffragette embroideries made in prison and is calling for other examples of work. Do you recognise any of the names in these signatures?

More: Selvedge Magazine

Via Everlasting Blort

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