“A unique art doll inspired by a childhood memory. Do you remember the paper dolls we used to cut out and assemble? A few years back I was inspired to create a textile version of this doll- delicately assembled from various machine embroidered parts.” Emma Mierop, artist
Each doll’s head and shoulders are stitched in metallic gold, crimson red, and dark brown embroidery threads. She gets embroidered, turned, and hand stuffed with cotton- then is pressed flat and embellished with a hand smocked cloth skirt.
Emma Mierop is a 28 year old self taught machine embroidery artist, doll maker and illustrator based in the NJ/NYC area.
Emma has worked at Parcel, a specialty packaging and correspondence shop in Montclair, N.J., for nearly a decade as a shop manager and visual merchandiser.
Several years ago, outside of the shop, Emma created Skippy Cotton: an outlet for her love of textile artwork, vibrant characters and crude illustrations that strives to bring happiness and wonder to those who come across it.
Today, Emma is quite active with her base of private customers, wholesale accounts (both international and national), participation in retail craft shows, and with online sales.
Please be Mindful
All skippy cotton products are intended for decor purposes only. Some items may not be appropriate for children under the age of 5 due to fragility and removable parts.