WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES Kate Jenkins
Using wool and thread, Brighton-based artist Kate Jenkins creates fun crocheted designs by hand, focused on different kinds of food.
“It didn’t take me long to realise that I was much better at interpreting an idea by creating it in 3D using wool rather than through painting or drawing,” Kate explains on her website.
Her quirky and inventive designs include fish and chips, prawns, sushi and whopping hamburgers. She often takes the cute-factor up a notch, from adding little eyes to her meals or sequin sparkles as fish scales or creating very French, French fries.
“I was always looking for different ways to use my love of wool, textile and colour,” says Kate. “And that’s how my art was born. The everyday has always fascinated and inspired me, particularly food. So I began to take things we all know and love – like fish and chips – reinventing them in wool.”
See more of her work at katejenkinsstudio.co.za.