There’s a lot of care that goes into maintaining an aquarium full of colorful fish. Lindadi of Lindadi Creations knows this firsthand, so when the last of her fish passed away, she decided to forego a live tank and instead craft an underwater scene out of yarn. Using the crochet technique of amigurumi, she created the likes of fish, coral, and clams and then arranged them in a glass tank as if they were really swimming in water.
Lindadi has always been passionate about crochet, but she wasn’t entirely sure how to make her underwater vision a reality. So, she took to Google Images and YouTube to aid her in finding patterns for various sea creatures and plants. Lindadi found some of what she needed, but when she couldn’t find the instructions she was looking for, she made her own. When it was time to arrange the pieces, she added the finishing touch by suspending the fish using clear nylon thread. This aspect is what makes her work so delightful as it creates the illusion of water in the tank.
The faux fish tank became an obsession for Lindadi. “I did it all in three months of work,” she tells My Modern Met, “always looking, thinking, and creating it.” Her dedication has paid off, and people from around the world are marveling at her work—and asking if they can buy it. Unfortunately, that is not an option for the 59-year-old. “I'm sorry to disappoint,” she says, “but anyone who visits my page Le Creazioni Di Lindadi can find all the tutorials to make it.”