Friday, 12 October 2012

Kaffe Fassett Autobiography

Dreaming In Colour

The truly amazing Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life and is a captivating storyteller with a vivid memory. Born in 1937, he spent much of his youth in Big Sur, California, where his parents bought a cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place for artists and bohemians. After attending a boarding school run by the disciples of Krishnamurti, an Indian guru, he studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, then traveled to England, where he made his home. After an inspiring trip to Inverness, Scotland, Fassett began designing knitwear for Bill Gibb, and then the Missonis, Vogue magazine, and private clients like Lauren Bacall and Barbra Streisand, and, in the process, revolutionized the handknitting world with his explosive use of color. Further explorations led him to needlepoint, mosaics, rugmaking, tapestries, yarn and fabric design, costume and set design, and quilting. Now in his seventies, Fassett continues to produce new work and to travel worldwide to teach and lecture. In this intimate autobiography, Fassett shares rich, detailed stories about his lifelong creative journey as well as hundreds of glorious photos taken along the way."
Via Amazon




I have recently been galavanting around the world and doing very little in the way of crafting - trying to make up for the loss of the past two years travel due to my illness. This book is going to change all that!  I have been totally inspired to once again take up sewing, knitting, crochet, needlepoint, art, embroidery and all those other colourful occupations that have recently been set aside. From the moment I opened the book and saw the glorious endpapers I knew that I was in for a special treat. It truly is inspirational.

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Eye popping colour from K.F.

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Even more eye popping colour from K.F.

If you, too, need some inspiration and some colour back in your life then put this book on your Christmas list. If you cannot wait this long then this book is available at  Amazon  for £25.

My favourite K.F. fabric of the moment
Brassica Green


  1. may just have to have a look ... where is my Christmas wish list xx

  2. Thank you Kaffe for inspiring Annabelle!

  3. I love Kaffe Fassett designs

  4. Wow! Those fabrics are beautiful! Glad you're getting back into your hobbies, Annabelle. You create such lovely things. :-)


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