We’ve featured several pieces on artistic embroidery, but none like this. This Japanese artist wields her needle like a paintbrush, creating miniature pieces of art and motion graphics with thread and needle.
Ipnot Embroidery Art
Her unusual name is a childhood nickname and Ipnot is an embroidery artist whose chosen stitch with which to work is the French Knot. With over 500 different-colored embroidery threads at her disposal, she crafts miniature products, portraits and scenes and then combines her craft with digital manipulation for fun images and videos she shares on her popular Instagram feed.
Her work is more than just a pretty picture made in an embroidery hoop. It’s the combining of her craft with conceptual photography and video that gives her work a narrative and editorial style unlike anyone else’s.
Embroidered Cheesy Pizza:
Embroidered Sushi Roll:
Embroidered Cup of Noodles:
Embroidered Corn Dog
Embroidered Coffee and Milk:
About the artist in her own words:
Japanese Embroidery Artist
The name ipnot comes from the nickname I have had since childhood.
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 like hobby since I am having fun.
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
As in the art of stipple painting,
I use my needle like a paint brush and I stitch one knot at a time.