This wouldn”t be the first time we”ve seen a kitchen made out of non-kitchen materials, but it might be the cuddliest version yet. Constructed by fifty artists for last July”s Jumpers and Jazz Festival at Australia”s Warwick Art Gallery, the domestic scene featured a full kitchen completely cocooned in bright swaths of knit and crocheted yarns. The Jumpers and Jazz Festival celebrates textile arts and the coming of winter (which, in the Southern Hemisphere, is in July). “Jumper” is another term for “sweater.”
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Every item in the kitchen, from the table and fridge to the utensils and dishes, was wrapped in custom-knit and -crocheted cozies. To mimic water coming from the tap, a white tassel was attached to the faucet. The techniques vary from artist to artist, so the result is a charmingly mismatched patchwork of colors, patterns, and textures. It”s also adorable.
The kitchen installation, explains gallery director Karina Devine, is a take on the modern fad of “yarn bombing,” where people wrap public objects in yarn. It also touches on outside-the-box yarn projects. It speaks to the resurgence of knitting and crocheting as a popular craft among younger people.