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Check out my Handmade Portrait here- http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/handmade-portraits-mimi-kirchner-4405/

I am Mimi Kirchner and have been a working artist for more then 30 years. I started making original cloth dolls in 2000. I work at home in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA. In the fall of 2005, I cleaned out my parents' house and had to deal with the remains of 50+ years of my Mom's fashion sewing. She loved beautiful fabrics. There was clothing and yardage, scraps and bolts. I am always inspired by handling materials and so this new line of recycled wool dolls was born.

The dolls are my original designs and patterns. They are made in series- I often do several dolls at a time from the same pattern, but each is unique in its' fabrics and details. I consider each doll to be one of a kind. I mostly work with natural fibers, especially all…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 2
  • Joined March 5, 2006

Favorite materials

wool, cashmere, mohair, angora, cotton

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About

Check out my Handmade Portrait here- http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/handmade-portraits-mimi-kirchner-4405/

I am Mimi Kirchner and have been a working artist for more then 30 years. I started making original cloth dolls in 2000. I work at home in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA. In the fall of 2005, I cleaned out my parents' house and had to deal with the remains of 50+ years of my Mom's fashion sewing. She loved beautiful fabrics. There was clothing and yardage, scraps and bolts. I am always inspired by handling materials and so this new line of recycled wool dolls was born.

The dolls are my original designs and patterns. They are made in series- I often do several dolls at a time from the same pattern, but each is unique in its' fabrics and details. I consider each doll to be one of a kind. I mostly work with natural fibers, especially all kinds of wool- woven, knit, yarns, recycled sweaters and new 100% wool felt. I also use recycled cashmere, mohair, angora and linen. I incorporate new, vintage and antique trims, buttons, lace and sewing notions. The dolls are stuffed with high quality polyester and/or wool.

I machine wash and dry all fabrics before I use them.

If you would like to see more of my dolls and other fiber artwork and/or learn more about my process, visit my weblog Doll at-
mimikirchner.com

I work in a smoke-free environment. There is a live-in cat.

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