Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mimi Kirchner's Handmade Portrait

I have been reading Mimi Kirchner's blog for a while and find her dolls really interesting. I haven't posted a lot about my own doll making, in large part becasue I've not made any new dolls in a while. However, Mimi's work was recently featured on Etsy in this short interview and I thought I would include it here. One of things I find most interesting about her dolls is the very tactile quality they have with their carefully hand embroidered faces and wool and cashmere bodies. In particular, I think the tattooed men are just such an inventive and great idea. This is why I love to see what other doll makers are doing, because they see possibilities or pursue certain ideas in a way I wouldn't have thought of. I have learned so much both by making dolls from other peoples patterns and seeing what they are making and learning about what they are passionate about.

2 comments:

Emily-Claire said...

What a lovely video. Thank you for posting this. I hope you make some more dolls soon! You can do it! :)

Mimi said...

Thanks so much!