Saturday, 10 January 2009

Goblin Market

One of my favourite poems is 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rossetti and so I have been inspired to produce various pieces in response. The first was a corset , here photographed in a very old mirror and previously written about when I did a window for PYF. Now some buttons have emerged from the realms of the poem too and are for sale ( see right hand column).

The first is the berry that the sisters are tempted by , the second is a lock of the golden hair that fades as a result. Then the initial of the sisters Lizzie andLaura and the silver coin used to pay the goblins. Finally the last two buttons are a feather and some fur bursting out through torn satin.......goblins !


Tristan Robin said...

The Rosetti poem is one of my favorites - as well as the musical piece that was based upon it. You have done a lovely job interpreting it into your buttons - clever and completely on target! Brava!

the glass pingle said...

many thanks Tristan ! Did you have a look at the corset too ? (an earlier post!)

Anonymous said...

I do love your buttons very much. I just finished a hat with them, which I wrote about on my blog.

I am very happy to have a cuban heel on my hat!

Please don't ever stop making your beautiful handmadedashery.



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