Friday, 10 April 2015

Kate Jenkins

Kate combines an artist’s eye for colour with a witty imagination. Using her background in fashion and talent for design, Kate creates amazing, innovative crocheted pictures – each one an original. Kate’s philosophy that anything can be created from yarn as long as it is made with love, has been translated into several very successful exhibitions throughout the UK and USA, including a recent one at Liberty of London. Much of her inspiration comes from living in the vibrant city of Brighton.

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 home wares. 

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.

All images copy right by Kate Jenkins