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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Geek Knitting: Bridget Thuemmel

For anyone who loves sci fi and TV culture and wool.... a designer who feels the same: Bridget Thuemmel at Steven Be studio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ghd2E4fi-s Not only does she design, she also knits while reading a book.  Fingerless mittens thumbs up - for someone who clearly loves her day job - as does the presenter, Kristy …

Creation and other designs – Alex Beattie (8 mins)

Alex Beattie is a needlework designer of tapestry kits - although coming from a background of illustration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpKU-5HvScE What I love most about both designing and stitching is the fact that you’re working with pure colour. There’s no mixing or preparation – it’s bright, jewel-like wools sewn straight on to the canvas. There’s also something …

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 …