England-based textile artist Kate Jenkins has been recreating veggies, seafood, and other favorite foods in wool for the last 12 years. In 2015 Jenkins made her largest installation to date, crocheting dozens of sardines, mussels, clams, shrimp, prawns, lobsters, crabs and other delights from the sea for a full-size fish counter titled “Kate’s Place the Stitchmongers” in Alexander Palace in London.
As Jenkins mentioned, “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. 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. I have always had a fascination with fish and have spent many years trying to make them look as realistic as possible in yarn and sequins.”
Recently, Jenkins is busy with her new exhibition “Kate’s Bakes” which will switch from seafood to wheat in a life-size bakery – bread, cake and other baked surprises. To find out more and follow Jenkins’ crocheted treats , you can follow her on Instagram.