Knitwear designer Kate Jenkins loves to keep busy and push herself to grow and be better every day. So when she realised she was getting to cozy with her career, she started looking for new ways to express her love for wool, textile, and color.
“I have always crocheted since being taught as a small child taught by my mother and grandmother and have continued to use this throughout my career firstly as a knitwear designer and then as an artist,” Kate said. Combine that with her interest in the beauty of the everyday, and you get crocheted seafoods.
“I had the idea sitting in my mind for years and traveled to see how the fish were displayed in different countries, including the U.K., France, and Japan to name just a few,” the artist said. “I was then given an opportunity to show at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace in 2015 London, and then the project was put into action, giving myself 9 months to create a whole fish counter. I even got into character and dressed up as a fishmonger to complete the whole installation.”
In the future, Jenkins’ menu is set to expand. “I am currently working on a knit and crochet bakery which will be launched at the Handmade festival in Barcelona in May, no fish for this exhibition sadly but a lot of bread, cakes and other baked surprises!”
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