GoblinsMarket

Goblins' Market - Handmade Accessories, Fine Supplies

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GoblinsMarket

Goblins' Market - Handmade Accessories, Fine Supplies

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Announcement    The shop is a little empty right now because I am clearing up some inventory glitches and restructuring some things. Please leave me a convo if there's something specific you need.

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2020

The shop is a little empty right now because I am clearing up some inventory glitches and restructuring some things. Please leave me a convo if there's something specific you need.

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Virginia Burnett

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About GoblinsMarket

Sales 4,149
On Etsy since 2008

Enter the Lair . . .

It gets messy in here - there are beads and silk everywhere. Sketches of flowers, earring designs & beadweaving patterns are tacked to the wall. Half finished experiments are tucked into tiny bins precariously stacked on the counter. Someone was searching through the hand dyed cotton bin yesterday so now bright blue and orange tongues dangle out from under the lid. There's a length of wine red velvet draped across the scarf cabinet waiting for it's last three inches of netted fringe to be applied. The Golden dog chases the Ginger cat through the studio as the Goblin Queen rummages in the bead pantry for the perfect TOHOs and Czech daggers to create the Splendid Caterpillar she dreamed about last night.

I have always been irresistibly drawn to textiles and to things that sparkle. Both of my grandmothers were simple women who grew up during the depression. Neither of them had any jewelry to speak of but their handcrafts were beautiful. Bea made colorful afghans, crochet slippers and hooked rugs and she had a button box that could captivate me for hours at a time. Melita knitted socks, sewed clothes and created fabulous embroidered woodland scenes. I loved snuggling into a chair next to one of them and watching things take shape.

I tried my own hand at weaving as part of an independent study course on traditional arts and crafts during my senior year of my Anthropology degree. I didn't stick with weaving after the course was over but my hands began itch for things to do after graduation. It started with beads. Molly was a toddler at the time and I discovered that beads will keep a goblin toddler busy for hours - just like gramma Bea's button box! Beadwork led into silk dying which led to experimentation with tie dyeing (shibori if you're fancy), quilting, crazy quilting, embroidery, crochet, sewing, yarn dyeing, felting - I am a seriously addicted person.

Speaking of Molly, she has been a large part of my creative work for the past 2 decades. I chose to be a Stay at Home Mom instead of pursuing a "career" because of her. That choice gave me time to create. Now that she is grown, she is carefully contemplating what HER path will look like. Goblins are not conventional creatures and the maps that work well for others don't always lead to happy places for us, so Molly is taking her time, developing her own map. I'm lucky to have her hands and voice to help me in the studio and on the web for a little while.

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  • Virginia Burnett

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm a 40 something bead addict with a dye habit. The only thing that makes me happier than unpacking a new shipment of beads or ironing out a newly dyed scarf is shipping something made in the studio out to someone who will wear it with joy.

  • Molly Burnett

    Maker, Moravian Star Maker, Dragonfly Enameler, Silk Painter, Scarf Model, Web Gossip, Daydreamer

    This is Molly. Her hair isn't always pink but it always looks great with the scarves. She's away at college now so she doesn't do much creating for the market but she does help with keeping the shop updated and talking me through new ideas.

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