Kllylmrck (Kelly Limerick)
Biography Kelly Limerick is the pseudonym of Singaporean-born artist Kelly Lim.
Having first picked up crochet in 1997 when she was 7 years old, Kelly then taught herself knitting, and have since been coming up with her original designs for both crochet and knit.
With yarn as her most familiar medium, Kelly often designs without set patterns to produce unique, one-off designs that are almost impossible to replicate. In 2013, she started a project entitled HANANA (a combination of 'BANANA' and 'HANA' (flower in Japanese), which explored mythical Japanese monsters and reconstructed them into abstract creations. This sparked off her love for 'kimo-kawaii' (きもかわいい)- a Japanese term meaning grotesque-cute- which has since led up to her fantastical knitted art with its focus on textures and details.
HANANA has since branched out into 2 merchandise lines, HA/NANA and HA/DE. The former encompasses handy items in day-to-day life putting a cute twist on familiar objects, while the latter is a flashy accessory line incorporating items like toys into crocheted textures.
Combining her various techniques with the abstract images in her head, Kelly hopes to breathe life into her art, giving each piece a personality of its own.
Exhibitions 2017 – Design, Make & Craft Fair 2017, National Library (Singapore); MUJI Living in a Garden City, ION Orchard (Singapore). 2016 – Tiger Trading Co., Canal Street, Chinatown (NYC). 2015 – HYPERFLAT Collective, Design Festa Gallery (Tokyo); World Amigurumi Exhibition, RESOBOX Gallery (NYC); 2014 – The Best of You, Marina Square (Singapore); 2013 – Treats of the Trades, Mad Nest (Singapore)
Press FEMALE Magazine – Humans of Fashion; L'Officiel Singapore – Dare to Disrupt; TODAY – Singapore Street Style Gets Real; FEMALE Magazine – 5 Singapore Creatives... Knitting to a Whole New Level; FEMALE Magazine – 16 Singaporeans... Breaking the Rules; The New Paper – Tricks of the Thread; Lo Fi #08 (Thread Expression); CATALOG Magazine – The Girl with Magical Hair; Straits Times: Life (Style) – Knitting is Cool; Contented.cc – Rebel at Heart
Mr. Reef Walker is covered with abstract specks of colour, allowing little fishies to hide inside when danger lurks nearby. His strong tail and six limbs make him a strong swimmer, quickly escaping with his mates in tow. Size (Main Body): 200mmW x 280mmH. For sale in our gallery shop.
Oppai-Oni is an insecure ogre, whose name makes him even more conscious of his boobies.
Daiki is a monkey with some kitty blood in him. His past time is trying to reach his toes and putting on his favourite hat, hiding underground and pretending to be a radish. Individual looped stitches creates unique hide texture. Gradient and leopard-inspired spot pattern on the left created by careful arrangement of individual yarn colours. Size (main body, without hat): 90mmW x 150mmH
PIKAGERO is a fantasy land of soldiers, toys, and a dismembered Pikachu blended with flowers.
Hanamura means 'Flower Village' in Japanese. Abstract, monotone piece to put focus on the flower-inspired texture.
Special commission – Paul is a friendly monster borne of moss and fungi.
Ba-NyanNyan (バニャンニャン) is a cross between a cat and a banana.
Collection: DOBU(furu)TSU (どうぶ（フル）ツ)
Exhibition: World Amigurumi Exhibition (RESOBOX Gallery), NYC
Living in a garden city
Hair and styling
Hair and styling
Wool dreads were customised for Josiah Chua‘s capsule collection HYPERREALITY, created and shot in Tokyo, Japan.
Dreads on Harajuku icons SHOSHIPOYO and Hirari Ikeda were created with dip-dye wool and metallic strips, to match the anime elements used in the collection.
Custom wool dreads
Custom wool dreads