Hand-Sewn Felt Doll by Mimi Kirchner

Purl Soho, the fantastic NYC yarn and fabric shop, writes:
“This week’s burst of inspiration came from the incredible artist Mimi Kirchner and the Hand Sewn Felt Doll pattern she created just for The Purl Bee! We’re in awe of the way Mimi takes simple materials like felted wool, stuffing and thread and with them creates these amazing dolls, each with charming personalities all their own. Her stitched creations are nothing short of magical and we’re so pleased to share them with you. We hope you’ll find inspiration in Mimi’s dolls and in this week’s featured yarns and fabrics, so that you can make a little craft magic of your own!






The beautiful handmade dolls pictured above were created from a pattern developed for The Purl Bee by the incredibly talented, brilliant and generous Mimi Kirchner. When we first discovered Mimi’s blog, Doll, we were in absolute awe of her work and knew we must invite her to create a doll pattern for our readers. We were so pleased when she accepted our invitation and even more thrilled when she brought the dolls with her to New York City and we finally got to meet her. We loved Mimi just as much as we love her dolls!”

Tomorrow: The pattern machine strikes again.


  • these are so gorgeous! i especially love the last one with the stripes and the great little hairbumps.

    April 15, 2009
  • love Mimi’s dolls especially the pirate ones she has on her shop!

    April 15, 2009
  • Thanks Lilla!

    April 15, 2009
  • these are beautiful.

    by Lisa
    April 18, 2009
  • oh, i hope i’m never too old to play with dolls as long as there are gorgeous ones like these around. the lovely details and beautiful handiwork make these timeless treasures, every one.

    by kim
    April 18, 2009
  • wow, these dolls rock! fun, beautiful, great imagination…!

    April 22, 2009
  • waw.beautiful hand made dolls!

    April 26, 2009

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