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Jill and Erin Lynch of Dolls for Friends

We are Jill and Erin Lynch, a husband and wife design team who work as collaborators on a wide variety of art-based projects. Dolls for Friends is the offshoot of our Vancouver, WA based design firm, shop. We started this project with the purpose of promoting our design services through the process of “gifting” organizations and individuals who inspire us through their work and contributions to the world of music, art and design.

Several times a year we create custom, one-of-a-kind plush pieces and send them to individuals on our ever-expanding appreciation list. Each piece is sent with a little background information on what it is we are doing and a thank you for the wonderful work they have contributed to the art world. Sometimes we hear back with kind words of appreciation, and sometimes our gifts go into the void, but the process of creating and gifting is at the core of our process, and we have come to love it.

The second facet of our work consists of our beloved Etsy shop and the pieces we create for consumption by the public at large. For the most part our work consists of one-of-a-kind, hand sewn pieces (complete with name and backstory), but we have been known to do small run pieces for certain vendors and shops.

The third area of our work is done for galleries and art shows around the world. We’ve been fortunate to have been asked to participate in several shows, which we’ve been more than happy to contribute custom pieces to. Gallery work has become one of our favorite types of work to create.

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