INCREDIBLY TINY, HYPERREALISTIC EMBROIDERY ART FROM JAPAN

INCREDIBLY TINY, HYPERREALISTIC EMBROIDERY ART FROM JAPAN –

 

This isn’t your grandma’s embroidery. Crafted by Japanese artist ipnot, these micro masterpieces are hyperrealistic replicas of everyday objects, food, and people.

ipnot is in a class of her own when it comes to fiber arts. No one else is offering the kind of detailed work she produces on the regular. But don’t think this kind of work is effortless! ipnot spent years learning from older people in her family and has practiced tirelessly ever since.

“I have spent my childhood surrounded by very creative and crafty people who have inspired me,” she says of her inspiration. “I was drawn to embroidery because my grandmother used to do embroidery and made it look very relaxing and enjoyable. So I tried it and I enjoyed it myself.

“Since then, I started my own projects and it does not feel like work at all. Rather, it feels like a hobby since I am having fun.”

How does she get such incredible detail? Rather than treating her work as embroidery, Ipnot approaches it like a painting.

“As in the art of stipple painting, I use my needle like a paint brush and I stitch one knot at a time,” she says.

Find more of her work on Instagram.

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【 Métiers d'Art collection in TOKYO 】 : 昨年、パリにて発表されたCHANEL メティエダール コレクション パリ コスモポライト。 その世界観が明日東京へ。 : 今回のコレクション企画のサヴォアフェールプログラムでipnotのココシャネル刺繍がベストサヴォアフェール5作品のうちの1つに選ばれました。 そしてCHANELメティエダールコレクションに招待というなんとも贅沢なご褒美が! 刺繍のルサージュ、モンテックス、手仕事の芸術が間近で見られるなんて〜。 思い切り堪能してきます! #chanelsavoirfaireinitiative

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