Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms : Quilts and Other Works Celebrating Flowers

Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms : Quilts and Other Works Celebrating Flowers
Author: Kaffe Fassett Liza Prior Lucy
Rating: 4.39
Bestsellers Rate: 72131
Publisher: Abrams
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 224
Hours of reading: 3.7 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 27,40 €

About the book

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 needle point, 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.




"In this gorgeous coffee-table book for crafters, textile designer Fassett celebrates the special role that flowers play in inspiring his vibrant fabrics and other works of art. Patterson's photographs enhance the artistic aspect, making the book not just a craft guide but a beautiful keepsake of its own. The whole book is just smashing."--Publishers Weekly

Kaffe Fassett Biography

Frank Havrah "Kaffe" Fassett, MBE (born December 7, 1937) is an American-born, British-based artist who is best known for his colourful designs in the decorative arts—needlepoint, patchwork, knitting, painting and ceramics. While still a child, Fassett renamed himself after an Egyptian boy character from the book Boy of the Pyramid by Ruth Fosdick Jones. His name rhymes with 'safe asset'.

Early life

The second of five children, Fassett was born on December 7, 1937 in San Francisco, California, to parents William and Madeleine, who built the successful Nepenthe in Big Sur, California. He is the great-grandson of the wealthy businessman, lawyer and United States Congressman Jacob Sloat Fassett, and it was his great-great grandparents who founded the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California. He received a scholarship to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at the age of 19, but shortly left school to paint in London and moved there to live in 1964.


In the late 1960s Fassett met the Scottish fashion designer Bill Gibb. Until Gibb's premature death in 1988, they were very close friends and design collaborators, with Fassett creating many of the multicolored, complex knitwear designs that became one of Gibbs's trademarks. When one of Bill Gibbs designs was chosen by Beatrix Miller of Vogue as the 1970 Dress of the Year, the ensemble included a Fassett hand-knitted waistcoat, showing that traditional textile handicrafts had become an acceptable aspect of mainstream fashion. Fassett and Gibb worked together through to the end, collaborating on Gibb's final collection in 1985.Fassett's work attracts a considerable following worldwide. His work was the subject of a 1988 one-man show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the first time a living textile artist had such a show there. The show toured nine countries.Being strongly concerned with colour and design, Fassett has also worked extensively in other textile arts. He was a supplier of tapestries to Women's Home Industries and its designer Beatrice Bellini, attracting a number of private commissions and creating tapestry kits for the company during the 1970s. He went on to design tapestry kits for Hugh Ehrman. Working as a team with his design partner and studio manager, Brandon Mably, has enabled Kaffe to design quilts, fabric, stage sets, and costumes for the Royal Shakespeare Company, while staying engaged in making rag rugs, knitting, tapestries, and mosaics.Author of more than 40 books, Fassett concentrates on teaching the color and design stages of craftwork rather than the construction stage. In addition to books, he has hosted craft-related television and radio programmers for the BBC and Channel 4, including his own show, Glorious Co lour. His fabric prints are largely for the patchwork market along with Indian stripes fabric and shot cotton fabric range.An exhibition of Fassett's quilts, knitting and needlepoint at the Mode museum Tassel, Belgiu ... Read full biography

Authors: Kaffe Fassett Liza Prior Lucy
Publisher: Abrams
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9781419722363
ISBN10: 1419722360
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Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: 125 color photographs
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 224
Book Weight: 1370
Book Dimensions: 224x278x25
Circulation: None
Publication date: Sept. 13, 2016
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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