Knitting Inspiration: Kaffe Fassett

This 5 minute video lets Kaffe Fassett describe in his inimitable, colourful way, how he discovered knitting and brought his painterly eye to it, bringing a wave of colour into 1980s knitting in Britain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-vR_hi1Gtw Also, don't miss another post on this blog about quilting here.  Both these videos are recorded in his home, which …

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Colour, textiles, art – Sheila Hicks

I've already posted an article on Sheila Hicks earlier in 2017, but I just came across fresh evidence of her adventurous colour palette and soft touchy-feely art.  There's a playful inviting fun in her Venice Biennale giant pompoms - see this 3 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yk5bxjzLGw   and her simple but gorgeous wall piece in a formal …

Art as Spiritual Practice

I met Lou Davis this week, an interesting artist, combining printmaking and spirituality indoors, walking and meditation outdoors. I enjoyed this Youtube video she made, showing how she meditates while creating with colour.  It looks very doable and I love watching the process, especially her vibrant choices of colour.  Inspiring, especially on a rainy Sunday. …