Kate Jenkins is a knitting genius and one of our most original and innovative UK artists. Famous for her unique crocheted food, Kate takes a nostalgic look at everyday items, re-invented in wool and yarn with wry, comic touches. She has exhibited in London, Brighton and the United States and her work is collected worldwide.
Graduating from the University of Brighton in 1995 with a degree in Fashion & Textile, Kate works out of her studio and shop in Brighton. In her previous life as a successful knitting consultant, she sold her designs to fashion labels Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel and Donna Karan before establishing her own label Cardigan in 2003 which produces gorgeous fashion and homewares.
She has crocheted art pieces of the nation’s favourite food, transformed
spaces into a knitted and crocheted garden, knitted a fantasy dinner party
setting complete with crocheted bottles of champagne, and her forthcoming show has a theme of Kate’s Crochet Market. Expect to see iconic branded supermarket items re-imagined; it’s a shopping list but not as we know it.
Take me to the home of knitted art goodness.