Kaffe Fassett has been producing some of the world´s most exquisite knitting designs for over 30 years. He has worked with everyone from Missoni to Bill Gibb, designing diverse and beautiful knitwear that is worn all over the world. Now Kaffe Fassett´s Pattern Library provides in one volume a collection of over 190 of his most inspiring pieces. Each design is illustrated with a close-up photographic swatch, accompanied by a detailed colour chart so you can copy the pattern. A general chapter on creating your own designs, covering issues such as scale, repeats and borders, enables you to share in Kaffe´s creative process and benefit from his unique tips in designing your own pieces. For Kaffe Fassett fans and anyone who loves the art of knitting, this book will be an absolute must-have.
Journey to Provence, France, and take pleasure in 20 beautiful new quilts that feature all the romance of a time gone by. Kaffe Fassett´s Quilts en Provence is a study in geometry and color set in the South of France, where narrow streets and vibrantly hued buildings provide a medieval backdrop. Based on Kaffe´s signature line of Rowan fabrics, the pieces have been designed by some of the world´s finest quilters, including Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Roberta Horton, and introducing Philip Jacobs, a longtime designer for Rowan who specializes in floral prints. Complete instructions for creating each museum-quality quilt are included along with tips and techniques that Kaffe has gathered in his more than 30 years of experience. Every quilter will treasure this next book from an international quilting celebrity.
Renowned colour expert and quilt and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett explores flowers as a source of inspiration for patchwork and needlepoint in this new quilting guide and pattern collection. Along the way, he shares a behind-the-scenes look at his fascinating design process-from mood boards and ´´sketching´´ with colour swatches to planning and sewing the quilts. While the focus is on patchwork and needlepoint, the design and color ideas translate to many design disciplines and materials, including crafts, fiber arts, floral design and home decor. Accessible to all skill levels, the designs on each page will inspire you to see how much more colourful and alive your needlework, quilts and creative projects can be.
Filled with inspiration for quilters of all skill levels, a collection of quilt designs drawn from West Ireland?s colorful painted houses and ancient stone walls features the author?s trademark use of color, complete instructions, diagrams and a section on patchwork and quilting basics. Original.
World-renowned quilter Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms--squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and quarter-circles--inspire his quilt designs. Twenty-three of his inventive quilts are showcased, along with step-by-step instructions for making each one.
In his latest quilt collection, Kaffe Fassett presents 20 stunning new quilts in a range of block patterns. Featuring Kaffe´s newest fabric designs and colour ways, quilters of all skill levels will love this new addition to Kaffe´s body of work. There is a quilt for every taste and level of skill.
Kaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life and is a captivating storyteller with a vivid memory. Born in 1937 in San Francisco, he spent much of his youth in Big Sur, where his parents bought a log cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place of artists of all sorts (Kaffe has many stories to tell about mingling with the likes of Olivia de Havilland, Elizabeth Taylor, and Henry Miller). After attending a boarding school run by the disciples of Krishunamurti, an Indian guru, he studied painting on scholarship at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but left after less than one year and traveled to England, where he ultimately made his home. After struggling to make a living as a fine artist for several years, Fassett met the fashion designer Bill Gibb and began designing knitwear for his collection. He went on to design knitwear for Missoni and for private clients like Lauren Bacall, Shirley MacLaine, and Barbra Streisand, and to revolutionise the hand knitting world with his explosive use of color. Further explorations led him to needlepoint, mosaics, rug-making, yarn and fabric design, set design and quilting. Now in his 70s, Fassett continues to produce new work in his studio in London and to travel worldwide to teach and lecture. This intimate autobiography is lavishly filled with Fassett´s amazing stories about his bohemian childhood, his hard-earned rise to fame, and all of his creative pursuits. It includes photos of him throughout his life (including his stint as a model in Paris), his home (which is an artwork in itself), his work (everything from childhood drawings to pencil sketches, to oil paintings, to massive tapestries and set designs, to hand knits and quilts) as well as the people and places around the world that have inspired him.