Tag Archives: #japan

203gow

Thoroughly impressed with the yarn projects of Japanese knitters and crocheters  known as 203gow. The unnamed primary artist is dedicated to spreading colorful, pop and fun knitting mainly as large space decoration but has also created small items for Japanese web shops.  She says this about her work:  

“It began with casually knitting the yarn that was on the desk that caught my eyes. (Maybe) I’ve loved drawing and making something since I was a kid, so it’s probably that the material that happened to be expressed was yarn.”

You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.

Images:   Courtesy of 203gow.

Kanae Entani

Loving these delicate embroidered pieces created by 
Kanae Entani, an embroidery artist trained in the U.K. but based in Japan.  After assisting London-based designers, she started a career as a freelance embroidery artist. Her inspiration comes from not only flowers and animals but also horror films, mystery novels, and alternative rock music.  She would like to eventually use her traditional embroidery skills to create something modern and contemporary.

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Kanae Entani.

Kaoru Hirota (Hipota)

At first glance you may think that these threaded artwork are crocheted but they are not.  Embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota creates these intricate, tiny pieces with a strong sewing needle called a Nuibari.  The stitch she uses appears to be a corded Brussels stitch, a 3d type of embroidery. The artist has had a solo and a two person exhibition and has been featured in many craft books recently using her brand name, Hipota.  Would love to get hold of some of her pieces but alas, they art only sold in Japan.

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Kaoru Hirota aka Hipota.