MimiKirchner

The Art and Craft of Mimi Kirchner

3654 Sales

MimiKirchner

The Art and Craft of Mimi Kirchner

3654 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(1158)

Announcement   Original, one-of-a-kind, handmade fabric art toys.

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Last updated on Apr 15, 2016

Original, one-of-a-kind, handmade fabric art toys.

Mimi Kirchner

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Mimi Kirchner

Boy Fox Fellow wool doll plush Birdwatcher
US$199.00
Butterfly dress Girl doll wool softie
US$400.00
Folktale Girl doll dirndl dress wool softie
US$400.00
Girl doll wool with School outfit
US$400.00
Teacup Pincushion Tiny World House on a hill
US$75.00
Black Girl doll wool School clothes
US$400.00
Black Girl doll wool Spring clothes
US$400.00
Girl doll wool blond
US$400.00
Brown Girl Dog hound wool doll plush softie
US$99.00
Dog Boy White and Grey doll plush wool
US$99.00
Orange Preppy Girl Dog wool doll plush softie
US$99.00
Herringbone Girl Dog wool doll in Aqua
US$99.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1158)
Wendy Murrill

Wendy Murrill on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This Scotsman is perfection -- from the top of his cashmere tam, to his little lace-up boots! His hand-embroidered face is exquisite, and every tiny pleat of his tartan kilt is precise. Love how Mimi contrasts that traditional Scottish look with his slightly edgy tattooed chest. (There is a sense of fun and humor in Mimi's work too!) I could go and on about this guy -- his slender, embroidered fingers; his striped shorts beneath his kilt -- and even two perfectly little hand-stitched ears! This is my third art doll from Mimi, and I can't wait to add the fourth. She also happens to be wonderful to work with, packages her people nicely, and ships super fast. You need one -- or more -- of these gorgeous soft sculptures in your home. You will be thrilled!

mcatherineroberts

mcatherineroberts on Jul 27, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Great pattern - I enjoyed making it

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About

Using Reclaimed Fabrics To Make New Friends

I have an amazing job. I've been a maker all my life and the internet has made it possible to show my work to the world.

I remember that when I went for my interview at Art School, I was asked what I'd like to be doing in 10 years. I replied that I would like to have a little shop where I could sell all the things I'd made. When Etsy came on the scene, so many years later, I was able to fulfill that dream! I opened my shop in 2006 and have been a happy shop keeper ever since.

I work out of my house in Arlington, Massachusetts which is a suburb of Boston. My favorite materials are what I refer to as rescued fabrics- that is fabric that would otherwise become part of the waste stream. The fabrics I prefer come from reclaimed clothing, damaged yard goods, fabric remnants, and someone's un-loved stash. I combine those fabrics with new 100% wool felt and special new fabrics to bring my fabric creations to life. I am always on the hunt for inspiring colors and patterns.

And a few other things about me-
I am one of the ten doll-makers profiled in Jenny Doh's book, We Make Dolls. I contributed 2 patterns for the book.
I am working with Land Of Nod on a line of dolls that will be coming out in October 2012.
Sometimes I come out of my studio and do craft markets. Check out my work in person at the Renegade Craft Markets in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Chicago.

Etsy did a Handmade Portrait of me in 2009 and you can see that here- http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/handmade-portraits-mimi-kirchner-4405/

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  • Mimi Kirchner

    Owner, Maker

    I am a life-long artist with a passion for fine handwork and meticulous detail. I am creating a population of fabric art people and creatures to go out into the world. They are my imaginary friends, my dream children, me.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 24, 2014
Hello and welcome to my shop. If you are interested in the technical aspects of my work or see what I am working on now, check out my blog- mimikirchner.com/blog/ or follow me on Twitter- twitter.com/MimiKirchner
I am lucky enough to be part of the Handmade Portraits series here- http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/handmade-portraits-mimi-kirchner-4405/

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal and Etsy payments. I will often ship same-day. I do not do lay-aways. Sales tax is charged to Massachusetts customers.
Shipping
My default shipping provider is USPS. If you need something different, please contact me. Convo me if you have questions about shipping costs, combining orders or anything else. I am happy to make adjustments! I try to ship within 2 days of a confirmed payment.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is any problem with your purchase, I will do my best to make it right. Please contact me if you feel you need to return any item. The artwork must be in excellent condition and I do not pay for return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each doll is unique. I do not sell wholesale or do commission work.