Interview: Ipnot

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Ipnot creates unique design using a needle and thread. Her embroidery designs range from food to patterns. We were lucky enough to interview Ipnot about her work and what she is currently up to.

Hello! Thank you so much for letting me interview you! How are you?

I’m great thank you!

What inspired you to start doing embroidery?

When I was younger, I was looking at my grandma's creations through embroidery and that inspired me a lot and pursue my dream into this business. That’s why 5 years ago I decided to start my own embroidery business which is my passion and the love of life.

Have you always been into embroidery?

Yes! I am thinking about embroidery almost every day! I am very happy whenever I make my designs!  

How has your creative process changed since the start?

I started with clay miniature and soap decoupage! Then I turned to embroidery.

What equipment do you use for your work?

I use a cotton broadcloth, a needle made in Japan, a wood hoop and DMC25 cotton threads!
 

What tools or materials could you not live without?

The crafting tools that I cannot live without are my needles and thread! They are very important to me!

Why has social media been an important platform for you to use?

I am able to show and express myself to the people as if they are looking at a solo exhibition. I think it is very nice and convenient for the people to see my artwork anytime and anywhere.

Who inspires your work?

The people who are enthusiastic in showing their pride through their artwork or other works gives me the inspiration to work.

Do you have any favourite pieces of design work or textiles that you adore at the moment?

I really love food art! It’s very interesting!

What do we hope to see in this up and coming year for your Instagram and your work?

I would like people from various countries around the world to see my embroidery work.

Do you have any advice for anyone who would like to start embroidery?

At first, start with your very own piece without making a lot of effort. Once your activity matches your personality, then advice is not necessary. The next thing you know; you're already sewing lots!

Do you have any advice for designers?

My advice for other designers is that they should always think of an idea to increase their knowledge and creativity! Grab the opportunity to see lots of art before placing your head on your own design!

What's the best piece of creative advice you've ever been given?

French novelist Gestate Flaubert's words: “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”

If you would like to see more her work, please take a look at her website ‘http://www.ipnot.info'. You can also find Ipnot on Instagram ‘https://www.instagram.com/ipnot/’. Ipnot has some great embroidery designs on her website and Instagram, including food based art!

Rhiannon BrittenComment