japanese embroidery artist ipnot fabricates dishes of food and drink that figuratively and literately look to leap off the artwork. by positioning the thread patterns alongside and interacting with their real-life inspiration and surroundings, the embroideries display a real sense of realism. as such, her fabric work includes coffee being poured from a pot, miniature ehomaki sushi rolls and traditional ramen recipes.


all images courtesy of ipnot

 

 

I discovered myself that the french knot stitch can be done by wrapping thread around the needle,explains ipnot. ‘I find this type of stitching to be a lot of fun to do and it is my favorite type of stitch. I have chosen the french knot stitch to represent my style, choosing a thread of my own preference from 500 different-colored embroidery options. as in the art of stipple painting, I use my needle like a paint brush and I stitch one knot at a time.

 

 

growing up surrounded by very creative and crafty people, the journey of the japanese artist ipnot started after being inspired by her grandmother’s embroidery practice. after finding that the french knot stitching was her favorite method, her artwork can be defined by a technique of stippling where the needle and thread are used comparatively to that of painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[h/t] colossal

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