Embroidery has been around for centuries and the craft continues to evolve today. Artists push the boundaries of their materials and bring extraordinary designs to life with needle and thread. One of these designers is a Japanese textile artist ippas. She sews 3D replicas of food, household items, leaves and more that look amazingly real.
Ipnot was inspired to take up embroidery after watching her grandmother’s sewing techniques as a child. She began to explore the possibilities of craftsmanship and soon found a particular stitch that became her signature style. “I discovered myself that the French knot can be done by wrapping yarn around the needle,” she says. “I find this type of stitching very fun to do and it’s my favorite type of stitch.”
Choosing from a palette of 500 colors, ipnot constructs each 3D object in tiny French knot points. Much like a pointillist painting, the artist explains that she uses her “needle like a brush and sews one knot at a time.” From realistic renderings of food to a standing cherry blossom tree, every piece appears to leap out of the fabric.
Ipnot photographs his works in a playful way using clever props and angles to create the illusion that his stitched creations are, in fact, real. In one piece, two autumn leaves seem to float delicately in the air. Another hoop artwork uses strands of cream and yellow yarn to depict oozing pizza cheese – an even gooier rendering with her holding the embroidery in her hand. With bits of food like that, scrolling through your wallet is sure to make you hungry.
Discover ipnot’s 3D embroidered objects below and discover his works on instagram.
Textile artist ipnot sews 3D embroidery designs that look like real food and other objects.
Each piece is handcrafted in thousands of French knots.
It looks real enough to eat!
Each piece is made from a selection of colors, just like a painting.
Watch how ipnot playfully assembles his pizza embroidery:
All images via ipnot.
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