Japanese embroidery artist, known only as ipnot, use her needle like a paintbrush, stitching her wonderful creations one knot at a time. Inspired mainly by food, her creations look good enough to eat, popping out of the page quite literally.
Explaining her work process, she explains on her website: “I discovered myself that the French knot stitch can be done by wrapping thread around the needle. 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 stitching style. I choose a thread of my own preference from 500 different-colored embroidery threads.”
“The name ipnot comes from the nickname I have had since childhood,” she added. “I have spent my childhood surrounded by very creative and crafty people who have inspired me. 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.”
Her food embroideries are, indeed, good clean fun. Take a look for yourself.