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Family of Crafters Crochet Adorably Tiny Animals That Fit on Your Fingers

Su Ami is a family of five crafters living in Vietnam, and together they create adorable miniature animals that'll fit on your finger tips. They run an Etsy shop under the same name and stock it with sweet creatures of all kinds – both real and imaginary. Tiny turtles, whales, owls, and unicorns are just some of the things they've made with crochet.

Considering their size, the amount of detail in these critters is impressive. Su Ami makes sure to capture the animals' defining features, like a swan's elegant beak and a lion's majestic mane. We especially enjoy how the family crafts their miniaturized pooches. They use the ends of embroidery thread to create fluffy, furry dogs that clearly resemble a specific breed.

Su Ami's work falls in the category of amigurumi, which is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. They use these types of patterns, as well as ones with a variety of crochet and craft techniques. This ensures that their shop is always full of interesting, charming characters.

Su Ami Etsy shop
via [Twisted Sifter]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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