Shop stock donations
We’ve been totally overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters recently. Several people have dropped in items for us to help support the Museum. One person dropped in loads of stationery items for us. He knew he was coming down to see us so he popped into Staples Office supplies on the way and bought loads of envelopes, sellotape, stamps etc. How thoughtful but he isn’t the only one who has been donating things to the Museum…
A few weeks ago, Gillian Nott made lots of lovely corn dollies and other bits and pieces (Bride’s Crosses etc.) when she was sitting outside the Museum around the time of Lammas. She gave us what she made for the shop and they have been selling well. Here are some of the lovely items she made.
Mark the Wand regularly donates wands, stangs and hagstones to the Museum for sale in the shop. Here are some of his latest donations.
Another lady comes in once or twice a year and gives us Bridie’s Eyes (we don’t know her name and we don’t have many of them left but here are some examples!)
This weekend, we had a donation from a regular visitor from Lancashie called John Byrne, he gave us lots of wonderful pieces which he had made and then woven coloured threads around the objects. He donated a lot of objects he had made a few months ago and these are now displayed in the Museum http://museumofwitchcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/coloured-thread-folk-magic-donation.html You can see below photos of some of the objects he has made us to sell in the shop as well.
We are really grateful to people for these donations: it is lovely to see how the Museum touches and inspires people. As these items are one of a kinds, they won’t be available to buy from the Museum online shop but they are all now for sale in the main Museum shop.