Sunday, December 30, 2012

Woollen Versions Of Classic Dishes


 

Thay vì zùng hội họa hay diêu khắc dễ mô tã một vật hay người, bà Kate Jenkins, người Anh lại zùng tài khéo léo cũa mình trong lãnh vực dan và móc sợi len dễ tạo hình.

Kác dối tượng cũa bà toàn là thực fẫm dựng trong chai, lọ, hộp cũa nhà bếp !!


 

From: Deepak Punjabi <
Subject:  Woollen Versions Of Classic Dishes
Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 8:07 AM

 

Anyone for Heinz Stitchup or Tabasew Sauce? Artist creates woollen versions of classic dishes and treats

PUBLISHED: 03:12 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 03:29 GMT, 21 December 2012
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Ever fancied some Hotdogs in Wool with a bit of Tomato Stitchup and a dash of Tabasew Sauce?
Some of the world's most famous food brands have been given the woollen treatment by a British artist with a penchant for crocheting.
Kate Jenkins, 41, spends hours turning balls of wool into well-known brands and packages, including Heinz ketchup, Campbell's tomato soup, Coca-Cola, and Starbucks.
Cola knits: The artists spends hours with her crochet hook and wool to re-create iconic food and drinks brands such as Coca Cola
Cola knits: The artists spends hours with her crochet hook and wool to re-create iconic food and drinks brands such as Coca Cola
 
Ms Jenkins, from Brighton, East Sussex, incorporates wordplays into most of her works, turning your average tins and tubs into 'Crochet Cola', 'Tomato Stitchup', and 'Woolin' Donuts', works which sell for over £600 each.
 
The keen knitter uses a crochet hook to transform lambswool into her designs and often embroiders additional patterns on them to bring them to life.
Kate learned the technique when she was a teenager and over the years she has created dozens of themed wool creations.
Real hot dogs:

Sequined pickle jar
Canine crochet: Hot dogs looking less appetizing with eyes and ears and a jar of sequined pickles
Heinz Tomato Stitchup
Tabasew woolly sauce
Sewing sauces: Heinz Tomato Stitchup and Tabasew Woolly Sauce
Crochet cuppa: The Starbucks' Coffee lady has found a new passion in life away from the skinny lattes and extra-shot cappuccinos
Crochet cuppa: The Starbucks' Coffee lady has found a new passion in life away from the skinny lattes and extra-shot cappuccinos
 
These have been displayed in exhibitions called 'Kate's Cafe' which 'served' greasy spoon food and a dinner party called 'Come Dine With Kate'.
Her current exhibition, 'Kate's Diner', is in New York and replicates the food a customer could expect to find in an American-style restaurant.
Ms Jenkins said: 'I originally started knitting and crocheting at the age of around 15.
- I was taught by my mother and grandmother who encouraged me to make things when I growing up.
- Its hard to say one exact subject matter that is my inspiration, I suppose it's food and the way it is packaged, presented and the way it looks visually.'
Campbell's crocheted Tomato Soup
Crunchy stitches: The knitted peanut butter as smooth as the real thing
Crunchy stitches: Campbell's crocheted soup and knitted peanut butter - as smooth as the real thing
Knits and chips: A fully knitted dinner, complete with peas and sequins
Knits and chips: A fully knitted dinner, complete with peas and sequins
Coffee and a doughnut: Fluffy doughnuts and a warming coffee - knitted for your pleasure
Fluffy coffee
Coffee and a doughnut: Fluffy doughnuts and a warming coffee - knitted for your pleasure
 
- I generally start with a sketchbook and make lots of notes and drawings of rough themes and ideas I will often buy real food to see how it looks in 3D.
- I am also always looking at cookbooks and food magazines.
- Each item can vary from a few days to about two weeks to complete, depending on the complexity of the design.
 - I use a crochet hook and a sewing needle and all the art I create is crocheted with hand embroidery.
- I use lambswool for the artwork, and it doesn't actually take that much yarn to create a picture but I do have a studio packed with kilos of it in hundreds of colours.