crochet crush : Jung Jung

Breathtaking crochet sculpture by Japanese artist Jung Jung | Emma Lamb

Some days you stumble upon something so amazingly beautiful it just takes your breath away... and today I am so completely breathless!


Breathtaking crochet sculpture by Japanese artist Jung Jung | Emma Lamb
Breathtaking crochet sculpture by Japanese artist Jung Jung | Emma Lamb
Breathtaking crochet sculpture by Japanese artist Jung Jung | Emma Lamb


I must confess I hardly know anything about 'Jung Jung'. I stumbled across this Japanese artist and their breathtaking crochet sculpture on Pinterest thanks to my dear friend Tiel. I cannot decipher their website nor can I find any translatable information online. But Jung Jung's work is just too beautiful not to share... and if you know anyone that has ever doubted the value, scope or beauty of crochet then you really need to share this with them!

If anyone knows anything about this incredible artist please do share what you know down in the wee comments section. Thank you.

Emma, x

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35 comments

  1. wow, they are completely exquisite and stunning, thanks so much for sharing them with us...

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  2. Gracias por compartir un trabajo tan maravilloso. Increible!

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  3. Wow is right! I've never seen vegetables looking so good. Absolutely exquisite. It is amazing what some folks can do with a hook and a bit of thread or yarn. Just beautiful. Best wishes, Tammy

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  4. amazing! thanks for the introduction. I'm off to pin..

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  5. Oh. My. Goodness. I couldn't even believe my eyes that those were crocheted at first. Some of them look so, so, so real. She needs to publish an English-speaking book pronto.

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  6. Found a wee bit of info in english on Jung-jung's website and pinned it for reference here ~ http://pinterest.com/pin/283911524/

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  7. Thanks for sharing! Amazing! Isn't pinterest the best?! Great international resource and inspiration.

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  8. Wow, what stunning work, thanks for sharing it Emma!
    Vivienne x

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  9. Just breathtaking! I have been working with fine yarn recently and love it, but this really takes crochet to a whole new level - the shading, structure - I'm just blown away. Thank you x

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  10. Unbelievable! These are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
    Carol

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  11. Wow - these are fantastic! The broccoli & cauliflower, cabbage & peas are amazing pieces of crochet. Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I came across this artist almost a year ago and it had encouraged me to crochet more. Jung one of the best crafting artists I've ever seen.

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  13. Those are stunning, Emma. Thank you for finding them! Some of the shots you have to look closely they seem so real!
    Love your work.
    Sharon

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  14. Just because you can, it doesn't mean you should. It is very clever and there is beauty in that but otherwise, not something I would wish to look at colourwise or subject wise. Not for me.

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  15. Wow - I'm blown away by the amount of work that has gone into these... fantastic detail. The artist is incredible - thanks for highlighting her work!

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  16. @Anonymous...

    I appreciate your point of view and thank you very much for taking the time to leave a comment.

    However, I do not appreciate anonymous comments. At the very least please leave your name next time you wish to comment.

    I have anonymous comments enabled so that anyone can comment here without needing the relevant accounts to do so.

    Thank you,
    Emma, x

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  17. Oh my Emma these are unbelievably amazing. That's yarn and crochet, surely it's made by magic, so delicate and impossible to make by mere mortals! Thanks for sharing them with us, you're right they show quite clearly that crochet is an art form in it's own right.

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  18. OH wow ! How absolutely beautiful. I would love to have the time to attempt to create something so beautiful. Thank you for finding these images and posting about them.:-)

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  19. Wow, that's absolutely breathtaking, love the broccoli
    ♥BunTine

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  20. hi Emma, the work is amazing, the details are unbelievable. I have one of her books. I blogged about it last year. here is the post if you are interested http://onepinkplum.blogspot.com/2010/05/crocheting-japanese-style-knot.html

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  21. I think these are truly beautiful, exquisite, a most unique work of art, and if that anonymous someone doesn`t happen to like them, why bother leaving a comment at all? If artists were expected to please everybody`s tastes, where would that leave us?

    Judith, Ireland

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  22. Oh my word these are beautiful! I'm only just learning to crochet and can't even begin to fathom at the moment how you would go about creating these. Definitely inspires me to keep learning though!

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  23. Oh gosh, they are so lovely! Granny squares are close to my heart, but this kind of unusual, artistic crochet is great to see.

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  24. Actually as it so obviously isn't appreciated I won't again. It's ok. However, I don't understand why you enable if you say you don't appreciate. Saying 'at the very least etc' doesn't ameliorate your obvious disregard. In fact it makes it clearer. Knowing I am unwelcome makes me feel a bit sad actually. You should have said.

    Funnybunny123withhurtfeelings

    (in keping with the other funny names which are also anon and apparently still welcome. It doesn't make sense to me. Perhaps you just didn't like what I said. Sorry :( )

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  25. @Anonymous...

    Please do not put words into my mouth... you have read between the lines and made your own assumptions.

    When online I value openness and honesty above anything else as they help to build trust and integrity within our community.

    I find any comment, positive or negative, untrustworthy and just plain rude when the author is choosing to stay hidden behind 'Anonymous'.

    As I explained in my first note to you... "I have anonymous comments enabled so that anyone can comment here without needing the relevant accounts to do so."

    I appreciate the comment you left on this post and your opinion is as valid as any other left here. It is good to have disagreement and debate about art as it stimulates creativity.
    I also appreciate that the colour and subject matter were not to your taste... but as you said you did see the beauty in the skill and technique.

    Thank you for your time,
    Goodbye,
    Emma, x

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  26. Oh Emma, what a wonderful find! I'm breathless too. The skill in shaping is just amazing, but also I can't stop looking at the incredible cohesiveness of the work and wondering what kind of yarn was used. I hope someone can give some clues as to the maker and their website. Thanks for sharing this :) Kylie x

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  27. Oh good grief that's truly amazing! The broccoli! The tiny mushrooms!

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  28. I spotted the peas on pinterest, lovely to see more images. Their subtle muted delicate nature is quite entrancing.

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  29. Emma, Do you know about Google translate? It can sometimes translate enough of the words you can figure out the pattern or what is said. You can download it and put it right into your tool Bar. Hope this can be of some help to you.

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  30. They are so beautiful! Does anyone know it there is any online shop to buy them???
    Thanks!

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    1. Hello Claudine,
      I don't think there is a shop, I think Jung Jung mostly does exhibitions and books... but I may be wrong!
      Sorry I couldn't be more help,
      Emma, x

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