Sunday, 24 March 2013

Kaffe Fassett " A Life In Colour" at the Fashion and Textile Museum

This post is dedicated to all of you needlepoint, knitting lovers. Kaffe Fassett, the American artist who with his colourful artworks has given in the last 50 years a new life for these manual craftsmanship has got an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum at 83 Bermondsey Street SE1 3XF from the 22nd of March until the 29th of June.
During the visit, Kaffe Fassett answered questions about his works, declaring that nothing has been used apart from his hands to make all his gorgeous quilts and rugs  and cushions etc. He doesn't use the computer to create the prints, actually he doesn't own a mobile phone or a computer or an iPad, nothing of those modern technological gadgets that everyone is a slave of. All of Kaffe Fassett 's drawings have been done freehand and then hand stitched or knitted or embroidered by himself or in the case of large commissions with the helps of his assistants.
This festive work has been commissioned by Marks and Spencer for a Christmas limited edition merchandising few years ago. Kaffe Fassett designed this composition and it has been depicted on biscuits tin boxes, bags and other items sold during the festive time. Maybe somebody has still got a box with Kaffe's design somewhere in the house.

I love these hats, I'm sure that if you ever visit this exhibition, the temptation to recreate this work will come to you in a jiffy. I'm sure because this is what I want to do, start looking for sweet buttons and when I will have a great selection I will put my efforts in creating a beanie hat inspired by the Pearly Queen's style.

As well as the exhibition, the Fashion and Textile Museum has organised a series of talks and workshops where Kaffe Fassett will be present to talk about his works and to sign copies of his book that is sold at the museum's gift shop. Check the website for dates during the next 3 months  where tickets can be bought in order to be certain that a place is  reserved given the limited availability. www.ftmlondon.org

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