When you look at these embroidery designs, it’s hard to distinguish what is real food and what is made from threads. The Japanese artist known as Ipnot masterfully tricks our eyes with her incredible, realistic embroidery designs that look like miniature meals ready to be served. All of this created with just a needle and a thread!

The self-taught artist uses the French knot (a stitch technique which creates a nubbly, three-dimensional dot) to recreate the finest details of her embroideries. Her realistic pieces are made from her amazing collection of 500 different colors of yarn. From fresh-looking strawberries that we're all probably craving by now to delicious-looking pizzas with some melting cheese on top of them and bowls of ramen with noodles wrapped around chopsticks, the artist definitely makes our mouths water. 

Ipnot grew up surrounded by very creative and crafty people who inspired her to make art. However, she became particularly interested in embroidery because of her grandmother, who made it look enjoyable and relaxing. “When I was young, I was looking at my grandma’s creations through embroidery and that inspired me a lot to pursue my dream into this business. That’s why I decided to start my own embroidery business, which is my passion and the love of my life,” said the artist to Bored Panda.

More info: Instagram | ipnot.info | twitter.com | youtube.com

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AzKhaleesi
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is absolutely insane and should be in the top 5!! Look at the bubbles, and placement it's crazy

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Kat Rogers
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

AAHHH, MAAAN~ I WAAANT PIZZA 🍕 SO BAD NOW!! THAT SLICE IS AMAZING!

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JazzyRuns12
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you realize how small this is in comparison to the string, it just gets more amazing!

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Blazestar
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how the "drink" coming out of the spout is actually string!

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AzKhaleesi
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and crumbs ?!?! I need all of these because they're adorbs!

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Ziya (Wenny) Liu
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These pizzas are making me hungry. I probably shouldn't be reading this since I'm on a diet...

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AzKhaleesi
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

even the spots of white on the ketchup and mustard to make it look shiny wow....

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Artemis Thorne
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That looks really realistic, and way better than any real sushi that I could ever make

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Artemis Thorne
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You should make a cat and then make it inbread... I'll just leave now

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Kat Rogers
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THE CLOSENESS IS INSANELY PURRFECT!

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Cloe Roland
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that would make for an adorable pop socket

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