Crochet Pork Pie, Anyone?By Alicia Kachmar – 10 Comments
Kate Jenkins pushes the envelope when it comes to fiber art possibilities. She doesn’t just knit and crochet, she knits and crochets. A former designer for fashion lines like Donna Karan, she is the owner of Cardigan, a knit and crochet shop and gallery all in one, based in the U.K. Her mission statement unravels like this: “anything can be created from yarn as long as it is made with love.” From striped wraps to fish and chip platters, dragonflies to the pork pie you see below, Kate exhibits at galleries and art shows all over the world and is known for her attention to small details and use of vibrant colors.
Most recently, Come Dine With Kate debuted at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery in London to hungry eyes. The exhibit features over 80 of her original creations, including sparkly crocheted anchovies, a beef wollington wearing boots, a candelabra with real lights, and a whole slew of fruit tarts. If you can’t make it across the pond, check out the exhibition slideshow to get your fill.
What are the most “out there” items you’ve come across in crochet, either from your own projects or those of others? Any “I can’t believe someone crocheted that!” moments?