Gloria J. “Mimi” Winer has been an original cloth doll artist since 1983. Her work as a doll artist represents the leading edge of what can be done with her medium. She is constantly seeking out and testing new materials, has developed many new techniques and invented some exclusive tools. Gloria shares her information with the doll and craft world through this blog: “Diary of a Mad Dollmaker”, through columns and frequent articles in many Doll, Art and Craft magazines, through her web site at Mimidolls.com, and through the books and patterns she writes with her husband and partner for more than 30 years.
Gloria’s doll patterns include lengthy step-by-step instructions so that even beginning dollmakers can successfully complete a doll. Effectively they are instructional books that allow many variations over and above the specific doll. They typify her outstanding ability as a teacher. She loves sharing her techniques and it shows in all her work. Gloria is in constant demand throughout the U.S.A, Canada and Australia to teach at conferences, seminars, and doll clubs.