Updated: Aug 8
The latest Le Journal de Montreal special is dedicated to giving gift ideas for the Christmas season and we are part of the Eco Gifts section 😊 with our Amigurumi. Thanks to Le Journal de Montréal for highlighting the work of many #entrepreneurs in #Quebec who offers excellent ideas for eco-friendly gifts!
What does 'amigurumi' mean?
Amigurumi is a very popular type of crochet that combines two concepts: crocheting or knitting and creating toys. We create stuffed animals made with knitting with different yarns and we try to work with recycled materials.
As you can see in the video, the amigurumis are toys that can be offered as a gift to young and old: for a baby, a child's birthday, or a friend or to embellish our spaces at home or at the office. Thanks to their cute appearance, people use them as comforters or as decoration.
Haven't you heard about the cute critters - Amigurumi yet?
The Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed wool creatures. Handmade with love. Also customizable, with your design ideas. Contact us and we will knit it for you or visit our online store to find more about this eco-friendly handmade product.
What is the origin of this beautiful knitted toy named the Amigurumi?
A history that goes back several centuries. This Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed creatures began to be known in the 2000s in this vast world of online stores or sites like Pinterest.
Amigurumi are becoming a trend in the world of knitting and are among the top-ranking sales on craft marketing platforms. The amigurumi are considered soft toys or plush, but we see more and more use as decorative objects.
The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) records show an early type of crocheted or knitted doll made in China, but others believe that there are traces of a similar technique in Japan around 1,185.
In the 17th century, Dutch traders arrived in Japan and brought the art of knitting. Knitting evolved with the samurai, who were experts in creating clothing and decorations for their katana and winter clothing.
Our amigurumi is a great eco-friendly option for gift giving, thanks to the use of recycled materials.