Evil Rose West Gives Cross Stitching Lessons To Inmates
House of Horrors killer Rose West has started a club in prison – teaching *fellow inmates how to cross-stitch.
Her pupils are “she-devil” Clare *Nicholls, who tortured her *boyfriend to death, and Valerie Walsh, jailed for child abuse.
West, 56, gives her new friends lessons in embroidery, knitting and cross-stitching.
The three are said to have forged a close relationship and spend up to three nights a week in serial killer Rose’s cell at Low Newton Prison near Durham. A prison source revealed: “They huddle together like a scene from a *Victorian *bestseller.
“Rose plays the teacher as she is an expert at all forms of dress-making and the *difficult art of cross-stitching.
“The other two listen to her every word and have made remarkable progress with stitching and designs.
“They are all good with *needles, which is not *necessarily a pleasant thought considering their crimes.”
Nicholls, 28, is serving at least 28 years in prison for torturing to death Andrew Gardner, the father of her youngest child.
Andrew, who lived with *Nicholls in Chilton, Co Durham, suffered 150 injuries, including 21 rib fractures and a broken skull.
Nicholls – described as a “she-devil” by a previous lover – was found guilty in January.
Her brother Simon, 24, and on-off lover Steven Martin, 44, were also jailed.
Walsh, who is in her fifties, was jailed with her male partner for physically and sexually abusing children. West got life in 1995 for the string of notorious murders at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester.
Her husband Fred hanged himself in jail that year while *awaiting trial.
Evil West is said to be *highly skilled at cross-stitching, an *elaborate form of embroidery used to create pictures.
In the past she has used it to produce scenes of wildlife which are displayed around her cell.
But West has failed to entice her close friend Kemi Adeyoola, 22, to join her knitting group.
The millionaire’s daughter, who stabbed an 84-year-old neighbour to death, has told West she would rather work out in the gym.
The source added: “Kemi is a gym orderly and reckons knitting is too much like an old woman’s hobby