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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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

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Kat Rogers
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5 months ago

THIS SHOULD BE UP AT THE TOP!

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JazzyRuns12
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5 months ago

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

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MsM
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5 months ago

Berry nice ;-)

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Blazestar
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5 months ago

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

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Linda Petersen
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5 months ago

So talented!

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ispeak catanese
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4 months ago

My favorite lollipops!

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AzKhaleesi
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5 months ago

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

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Ziya (Wenny) Liu
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5 months ago

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

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Blazestar
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5 months ago

Aww! An ice cream sandwich!

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AzKhaleesi
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5 months ago

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

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Linda Petersen
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5 months ago

Just perfect.

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Artemis Thorne
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5 months ago

are they 3D? Cause they look like it

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Cloe Roland
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5 months ago

no waayyy

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Ziya (Wenny) Liu
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5 months ago

how. how how how how how HOW?!?!?!

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maya P.K
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5 months ago

wow

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Linda Petersen
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5 months ago

Beautiful!

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Linda Petersen
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5 months ago

Sensational!

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Hungarian Horntail
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4 months ago

Italy's flag colored string

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Linda Petersen
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5 months ago

seeds & all..

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Cloe Roland
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5 months ago

im hungry now

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maya P.K
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5 months ago

omg luv dis!!!

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MajikDraygon
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5 months ago

i want to eat this burger

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Doctor who?!
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5 months ago

Aww

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Artemis Thorne
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5 months ago (edited)

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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5 months ago

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

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maya P.K
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5 months ago

POCKY

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Doctor who?!
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5 months ago

♥‿♥

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LlamuLuva13
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5 months ago

MATCHA

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jevais
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5 months ago

Which is which?

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Kat Rogers
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5 months ago

THE CLOSENESS IS INSANELY PURRFECT!

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Cloe Roland
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5 months ago

that would make for an adorable pop socket

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Sarah Brinsfield
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5 months ago

Yummy!

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Linda Petersen
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5 months ago

So clever.

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JazzyRuns12
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5 months ago

adorable! 🍦

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Linda Petersen
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5 months ago

Now I NEED Pistachios!

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Avery S Alberico
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5 months ago

This is SO detailed

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Sarah Brinsfield
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5 months ago

Clever!

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