From ‘Sewshi’ to Stitched Fish: Crocheted Food Dishes by Kate Jenkins

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Looks good enough to eat! You could certainly say that about Kate Jenkins’ crocheted food dishes.

Ms. Jenkins began crocheting food in 2003, but before that she worked as a knitting consultant for such major fashion labels as Marc Jacobs, Missoni, and Donna Karan, among others. Now one of her food pieces can take as long as three weeks to complete, depending on the amount of detail. 

As she tells Smithsonian, she usually lays out the actual ingredients, or at least photos of the ingredients, in front of her to use as a reference while she weaves. “Often I’m making something for the first time, and there’s a lot of trial and error involved and stopping and starting,” she tells Smithsonian. “It’s not as quick as a pencil sketch—it’s a lot longer because I’m making a 3D piece.”

See all of Kate Jenkins’ work → Kate Jenkins – Crocheted Art

Her favorite foods to crochet are crustaceans, which she adorns with shiny sequins. She actually has a whole collection now featuring her crocheted canapes, caviar, “sewshi” and different types of fish. 

How fun! Want to have a piece of her work in your home? You can buy a print!

(Images and design: Kate Jenkins)