Imbolc (pronounced EE-Molc) is a Celtic holiday on February 1 commemorating the midway point of winter changing to spring. The Celtic Goddess Brighid transforms from the Crone of winter to the Maiden of spring. After being shut in all winter, this is a celebration of light and of lengthening days.
I made this dress specifically for Imbolc with dried, green ornamental grass as the bodice, green lichen with magenta hints, sage "wings" and magenta flowers. The winter of withered plant and tree material is combined with the green of spring.
To photograph the dress, I hiked into Tanglewood and placed it on a frozen stream as the sunlight from the afternoon hit it at a low angle.
The back of the bodice is stitched up by mossy green thread. This miniature fairy dress measures 1" by 4 " and comes with its own wee custom hanger and can be found on our Etsy page.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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