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Realistic Food Embroidery

Realistic Food Embroidery

Kyoto, Japan artist Ipnot creates some of the most impressive embroideries we’ve ever laid eyes on, sewing intricate images of food items. Among his designs is a photorealistic slice of pizza that looks like it has melted cheese made out of threads. Check out more of his incredible creations on Instagram.

Isolation Update Cross Stitch Kit

Isolation Update Cross Stitch Kit

Leave it to the crafters at Subversive Cross Stitch to create this timely DIY “Isolation Update” kit for tracking the number of days since you’ve last worn pants (or days without makeup, a bra, or crying) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Ideal for stress relief when you feel like stabbing something hundreds of times.

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Thread Screen

Thread Screen

Breakfast created this incredible work of kinetic art that uses spools of thread to display images. It has 6400 individual spools, each of which can rotate between 36 different colors to display a single pixel. The trick is that the spools actually are loaded with a long multi-color belt, rather than individual threads.

Emergency Sewing Card

Emergency Sewing Card

If you’re in the field and need to stitch up something (or someone) in an emergency, Grim Workshop’s stainless steel card could be a lifesaver. It comes with a wide variety of needles and awls, along with four replacement buttons. No thread in your kit? Fishing line, dental floss, or paracord strands will do in a pinch.

Darter Pen & Sewing Kit

Darter Pen & Sewing Kit

Ornisi’s Darter is a tiny pen that manages to house an emergency sewing kit. Inside the outer shell is an organized brass sewing kit consisting of four needles, a bobbin with a 1m spool of thread and more space for threads.

Husky: Ghost

Husky: Ghost

Jonathan Chong and Clem Stamation’s music video for Husky’s catchy alt-pop track Ghost has the look of an animated cross-stitch. We’re guessing that it was done with computers, because we can’t imagine that anyone’s grandma could have sewn this much.

Stitched Illustrations

Stitched Illustrations

Embroidery does not easily elicit our admiration, but these surprisingly detailed and in some cases satisfyingly eerie hand-stitched illustrations from Etsy seller Sam Gibson are a good exception.

Spocktopus

Spocktopus

The name says it all. And though the price may initially go against your human logic, keep in mind that Etsy seller sewmuch2luv handmakes each of these 9-inch plush Spocktopi by special order.

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