Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color

An Autobiography

Author: Kaffe Fassett

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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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. Praise for Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color: “Kaffe Fassett is to color what Julia Child was to French cooking.” —Knitters Review “Lavishly illustrated with photographs from his life and work and dishing on everyone from Dustin Hoffman to Princess Margaret, Dreaming in Color describes a charmed life filled with creativity, big personalities, travels and not a little serendipity.” —Vogue Knitting “Shapes and patterns are everywhere; they lie waiting for the person who wants to see them. It's the bricolage aspect behind his work and, arguably, Fassett himself: arranging disparate things to create something dynamic and new.” —Vogue Knitting “This book would be a beautiful gift to receive or give. It is like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.” —Examiner.com “A glance through his new autobiography shows that this is a man who, in design terms, hit the ground running and has never stopped.” —Selvedge magazine “Dreaming in Color, lavishly illustrated with 500 color pictures, is a feast for the eyes.” —Shelf Awareness “Reading this book is like peeling an orange on a gray winter’s day—every single one of your senses is sparked as you get sprayed with infectious creativity.” —Knitty.com “Kaffe Fassett is a luminary in the world of textiles and knitting, spreading the gospel of color in his books and travels.” —The Houston Chronicle “It is a beautiful book, no question. Beautifully designed, thoughtfully composed, well-written, Kaffe takes you on his creative journey. We all—quilters, knitters, needlepointers, and just plain art lovers—are indeed very fortunate that he would share all of this with the world.” —Getting Stitched on the Farm “Fassett is a kind of Harrison Ford of the knitting world….” —The Washington Post “Kaffe Fassett is a luminary in the world of textiles and knitting, spreading the gospel of color in his books and travels.”—The Houston Chronicle “This book is a gorgeous coffee table treasure but it so much more than the vibrant photos, it is a moving and interesting autobiography and I am so glad it has been published. What a treat to read, hold, soak in and enjoy.” —Susan B. Anderson “Brimming over with beautiful eye-candy and intimate details, this colorful book is sure to charm and inspire.” —Love of Knitting magazine “One of the book’s many virtues is how effectively Fassett conveys his enthusiasm about his work to the reader. ‘I’m st

Dreaming in Colour

An Autobiography

Author: Kaffe Fassett

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang

ISBN: 9781617690075

Category: Art

Page: 224

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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.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in the Sun

20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Roberta Horton

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561589913

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Offers twenty original designs for quilts, using and encouraging quilters to try different colors and combinations, with tips and techniques for all skill levels.

Passionate Patchwork

Over 20 Original Quilt Designs

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Liza Prior Lucy,Debbie Patterson

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586509

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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One of the world's most recognized and admired decorative artists, Kaffe Fassett incorporates his stunning patterns into this collection of patchwork quilt designs. These gorgeous designs include everything from full-sized quilts to custom covers and baby quilts. Includes more than 200 full-color photos and drawings.

Kaffe Fassett Quilts: Shots & Stripes

24 New Projects Made with Shot Cottons and Striped Fabrics

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Liza Prior Lucy

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617690167

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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"Kaffee Fassett presents 24 quilt projects made with his solid-colored cotton fabrics and striped cotton fabrics"--

Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden Quilts

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Roberta Horton,Liza Prior Lucy,Mary Mashuta,Pauline Smith

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781600850486

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting.

Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Roberta Horton

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561589388

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 126

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In Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts, you'll discover 20 individual designs that feature both the new fabrics in Rowan's patchwork range and some firm favorites. Photographed against the glittering backdrop of the Mediterranean island of Malta, these quilts echo the bright sunshine colors in a glorious array of new designs from both Kaffe and his team, Liza Prior-Lucy and Pauline Smith. With each quilt, you'll find illustrated step-by-step instructions with colored diagrams, a 'flat shot' photo, and the quilt template.



Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms

Quilts and Other Works Celebrating Flowers

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Liza Prior Lucy

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122543

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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A stunning guide and vibrant pattern collection of 25 new patchwork and needlepoint projects, from renowned color expert and quilt and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of flowers, Kaffe Fassett’s Bold Blooms invites crafters to explore the behind-the-scenes process and fascinating design methods used to create Kaffe’s bold fabrics and modern color palettes—from “sketching” with fabric swatches to creating mood boards and renderings to sewing visually striking quilts. Featured throughout are 18 new quilt patterns and seven new needlepoints. Ideas bloom on each page as eye-catching artwork, inventive quilt designs, needlepoint canvases, and bold ribbon patterns grow from concept to completion. Renowned for his use of color, Kaffe creates unique palettes from nature and his surroundings to create color “moods”—from neutrals and soft pastels to rich, dark tones—and he shares his design ideas, practical quilting advice, and needlepoint techniques useful to both novice and seasoned crafters throughout these colorful projects. With an emphasis on patchwork and needlework, the inventive designs and fresh color palettes translate to many creative disciplines ranging from mosaic, beading, fiber arts, embroidery, floral arrangements, and home décor. Accessible to quilting and sewing beginners and experts alike, the lively floral designs on each page are sure to inspire and send readers off on a color-filled creative journey, offering something for makers of all skill levels. Also available from Kaffe Fassett: Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color, and Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes.

Kaffe Fassett's Pattern Library

Over 190 Creative Knitwear Designs

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Sally Harding

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586639

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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A colorful treasury of creative knitting patterns by a leading knitwear designer includes more than 190 superlative designs, along with detailed charts, step-by-step instructions, and 350 full-color photographs.

Kaffe Fassett's Adventures in Color (Adult Coloring Book)

36 Coloring Plates, 10 Inspiring Tutorials

Author: Kaffe Fassett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419724336

Category:

Page: 96

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Kaffe Fassett has inspired thousands of people around the globe with his colorful work in fabric, knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting, and mosaic. He is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color and pattern. With his coloring book, Fassett shares 36 pieces of his own beautifully rendered line art plus 10 color tutorials complete with samples he created himself. Inspired by his travels around the globe, Fassett s line art ranges from Japanese kimonos, Turkish palaces, and ikat robes to French coffee bowls, pansies, hollyhocks, cats, cockerels, his own fabric and needlepoint collections, and much more."

Kaffe's Classics

25 Glorious Knitting Designs

Author: Kaffe Fassett

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561584130

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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More sophisticated designs and vivid colors are featured in this collection of 24 sweaters and one afghan from a master of knitting. 200 color photos. 76 illustrations, 45 in color.

Kaffe Fassett's Museum Quilts

Designs Inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Liza Prior Lucy

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561587544

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Kaffe Fassett's Museum Quilts showcases 20 new patchwork designs, all inspired by treasures from the world-famous Victoria & Albert Museum. Textile artist Kaffe Fassett breathes new life into old masterpieces by updating the colors and employing contemporary techniques. 200 illustrations & photos.

Kaffe Fassett's Caravan of Quilts

Author: Kaffe Fassett

Publisher: Rowan

ISBN: 9781904485230

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 124

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Leading needlework artist Kaffe Fassett tells you the fascinating story behind his fabric designs, plus those of other leading designers: Roberta Horton; Mary Mashuta; Liza Prior Lucy; Pauline Smith; Sandy Donabed; Betsy Mennesson; Brandon Mably; Gill Turley; Antique quilts are the starting point for many of these quilt designs. Almost all the projects showcase the new generation of printed fabrics: - Organic Stripe and Swiggle Stripe, Paperweight, Pansy and Diagonal Poppy, and the new lkat weave fabrics from India. With full colour photography throughout, every project is accompanied by a colour photograph of the finished project, detailed step-by-step instructions, and coloured piecing diagrams. The patchwork 'know-how' section and glossary cover all the techniques and terms used in the projects

Mosaics

Inspiration and Original Projects for Interiors and Exteriors

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Candace Bahouth,Debbie Patterson

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561585687

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Beautiful photographs and drawings highlight a look, from a prize-winning crafter, at mosaics, offering a gathering of both interior and exterior projects, a complete discussion of creative techniques, and step-by-step guidelines on a variety of potential materials.

Knitting with the Color Guys

Inspiration, Ideas, and Projects from the Kaffe Fassett Studio

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Brandon Mably

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936096374

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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Provides advice for knitters on how to find inspiration in the textures, shapes, and patterns in nature and everyday life, and shares thirty-five patterns for scarves, sweaters, and other handmade articles.

Kaffe Quilts Again

20 Favorite Quilts in New Colorways from Rowan

Author: Kaffe Fassett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600857669

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Featuring an array of new fabrics and expanded colors, this edition provides complete instructions for creating 20 museum-quality quilts that will become family treasures using the latest range of Rowan fabrics.

Glorious Patchwork

More Than 25 Glorious Quilt Designs

Author: Kaffe Fassett,Liza Prior Lucy

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: 9780517708538

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Presents an assortment of quilting projects based on twenty-five original designs, categorized under five color themes