Kate Jenkins is a Brighton-based artist known for joyful pop-art crochet, knit and embroidery creations. Mostly food-focused, and spanning everything from prawn platters to patisserie pastries, her artworks are entwined with a wonderful sense of humour.
Jenkins worked as a knitwear designer for almost 20 years, creating pieces for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade and Missoni, before deciding to go it alone, launching her own label, Cardigan.
More recently, Jenkins turned her hand to creating nostalgic food items. In addition to crafting every piece to look as realistic as possible, every artwork Jenkins creates captures the light-hearted nature of her craft, with suitably-French fries, and battered fish adorned with bandages.
Jenkins tells us: “While my journey has been varied and exciting, one thing never changes. Whatever I create, whether it’s a carton of French fries, a tin of sardines or a box of frogs, I always include lots of warmth and a dash of wit. Above all, I want my work to make people smile.”