The Art and Craft of Mimi Kirchner

Arlington, Massachusetts · 4098 Sales


The Art and Craft of Mimi Kirchner

Arlington, Massachusetts 4098 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars

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


Last updated on Jun 5, 2017

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

Mimi Kirchner

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Mimi Kirchner


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jani Monk

Jani Monk on Jul 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful designs and very clear, helpful & thorough instructions. Thank you!


singingcicada on Jul 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This owl is so lovely and well made! Thank you for your amazing work Mimi!

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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/

Shop members

  • 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

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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.
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.