A new exhibition of works by contemporary British textile artist Kate Jenkins will be on display in the Field and Fork Restaurant at Pallant House Gallery.

Famous for her unique crocheted food, Kate Jenkins takes a nostalgic look at everyday items, re-invented in wool and yarn with wry, comic touches. She has exhibited in London, Brighton and the United States and her work is collected worldwide.

Graduating from the University of Brighton in 1995 with a degree in Fashion & Textile, Jenkins works from 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 fashion and homewares.

Kate Jenkins is supporting the Campaign for Wool, a British based campaign to promote awareness of the decline in wool manufacture. You can read a Q and A on the subject here