Brit crochets Coca-cola and Campbell soup tins

Brit crochets Coca-Cola and Campbell soup tins

Modern art may be traditionally perceived as involving a canvas, some splodges of paint and perhaps a photograph or two.

But one woman from Brighton has brought a whole new material to the movement, preferring crochet hooks and yarn to paintbrushes and acrylics.

Kate Jenkins has taken inspiration from Andy Warhol's tins of Campbell's tomato soup by crocheting them, along with a host of other well-known brands and packages.

MailOnline reports that the 41-year-old has spent hours turning balls of wool into items and labels such as Heinz ketchup, Coca-Cola cans and the Starbucks logo.

She also has a bit of fun with wordplay, titling her works 'Crochet Cola,' 'Tomato Stitchup,' and 'Woolin' Donuts', each of which can sell for over £600.

Ms Jenkins uses lambswool in her designs, often embroidering extra parts to bring them to life and help them stand out on the wall.

Her latest exhibition is called Kate's Diner and is in New York, following on from a successful greasy spoon style café show.

It replicates the foods a customer could expect to find in an American diner, using bright colours and enticing captions.

Speaking to the news site she revealed she had been knitting and crocheting since the age of 15 after encouragement from her mother and grandmother.

"It's 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," she explained.

Ms Jenkins begins with a sketchbook filled with notes and drawings and uses food magazines and cookbooks as an added aid.

"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," she went on to add.

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