Happy Birthday, Kaffe Fassett!

tapestry design

Here is Kaffe talking about his needlepoint (he designs for Ehrman tapestry) - and his love of making designs for interiors, as they are then like a window on a fantasy world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpClScg9rR0   He begins by showing a couple of waistcoats for men which he designed: and demonstrates how he sketches a design of …

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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 …

Almost Edible Colours… Kaffe Fassett

How many colours is too many? Kaffe Fassett is famous for introducing others to experimenting with bold palettes.  He says that he usually will have around 25-35 colours in one handknitt4ed garment - but has gone up to 200 colours. (still from BBC programme "Fabric of Britain: Knitting") Programme viewable til 23rd November at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03bgrvf/fabric-of-britain-1-knittings-golden-age Kaffe …