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Welcome Home: Kaffe Fassett [Hardcover]

Kaffe Fassett
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Book Description

Mar 1999
Enter the London home studio of world-renowned colour and fibre artist, author, and teacher Kaffe Fassett. His passion for vivid and intricate design has inspired artistic knitting patterns, stunning needlepoint, unique fabrics, fantastic mosaics, and fabulous patchwork quilts. Filled with marvellous collections, Kaffe's home is an ever changing canvas where you'll discover how to combine rich colours and textures to create brilliant decorative accents of your own. For over 20 years, Kaffe has encouraged students to wake up their senses to a new appreciation of colour. In this spirit of discovery, Kaffe Fassett welcomes you to his home! This volume also includes complete instructions and templates for 11 dazzling projects, including designer pillows, glorious quilts, and whimsical rag rugs.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company (Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564772780
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564772787
  • Product Dimensions: 26.3 x 26.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 670,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kaffe Fassett (1937-) was born in San Francisco and graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the early age of 19. He moved to London in 1964 and has subsequently become known for his colourful designs in the decorative arts - esp. needlepoint, patchwork, and knitting. His work was the subject of a one-man show at the V&A London in 1988, the first time a living textile artist was honoured in this way. He is a prolific author and occasional host of TV/radio shows for the BBC. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Home Kaffe Fassett 20 Dec 2010
As any other Kaffe Fassett books this one is an excellent addition to my collection of patchwork booksl Very colourful and beautiful to read. I would highly recommend this book to any quilter who likes colour and artwork in their patchwork and quilting
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just fabulous! 16 Dec 2010
By Marijke
About 20 years ago I bought the book: Kaffe Fasset at the V & A, knitting and needlepoint. A very beautiful book with stunning photographs. I knitted a few sweaters, using his persian poppy motif with my own yarn and colors. I got lots of compliments. After some years I started a psycho-social study and had hardly time left to knit. At the beginning of this year somebody admired my old sweater, so I told her about Kaffe Fassett. Then I looked him up on internet because he disappeared from my view for a long time and was pleasantly surprised how much he has done all these years. All these beautiful colors hit me right in the face and made me very happy. By searching everything about him I came on a site of a quilt shop in my hometown and to my great surprise read that he and Brandon Mably were going to give a masterclass in my hometown Deventer (Netherlands).Can you believe it!
So I met Kaffe himself and Brandon ofcourse and we had a great lecture and masterclass. Thats why I was very interested and curious about his home and got this fabulous book. Its like wandering around in a fairytale, looking at all these colors and marvelous collections. It is a great inspiration. A must have for everybody who loves Kaffe Fassett and for those who are a bit afraid of color.
By the way, all of his books are a work of art!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kaffe's books are always amazing 24 May 2013
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I love all of Kaffe's books and this one taking a tour of his home and his total creativity is a total winner. Great pictures, amazing colours, and I like the way it is organised with different headings on each page. Really takes you into his world!
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