Amigurumi crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features, as is typical in Japanese culture. Amigurumi first started appealing to the masses in 2003. By 2006, amigurumi were reported to be the most popular items on Etsy, an online craft marketplace, where they typically sold for $10 to $100. Since then popularity has continued to increase.Now the ones we fell in love are teeny tiny miniature amigurumi that are crocheted using embroidery thread. I think you will agree they are amazing Su Ami - the creator of these has a store on Etsy where you can see more examples.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Sunday Snippet #1
Being the educated dog that I am - I am always reading about new things and today we thought we would start a new Sunday series called "Sunday Snippets" - where I will share some of the unique and wonderful pet or animal related things I find as I sniff around the internet. Today's find was Amigurumi which Wikipedia best describes as :