"A Gift of Quilts" was pleased to welcome Kaffe Fassett as the patron of the project, his enthusiasm for all textile arts added dimension to the project.Kaffe is a designer, knitter and artist extraordinaire and is famous for his colourful knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting and mosaics. He is known for his use of colour, and in addition to his lively and colourful fabric lines he has published many books on patchwork, knitting and interior design which have inspired and introduced many people across the world to the world of textiles.
Kaffe Fassett visiting A Gift of Quilts at the NEC in August 2011. We managed to get him to stand still long enough for Jenny to take a photograph of him against our banner. Kaffe's influence in the world of stitching is well know and we were very pleased to be able to welcome him to our stand.
Since 1976 Kaffe has been the leading designer of needlepoint kits for Ehrman Tapestries of London, and has regularly designed collections of furnishing fabrics for Designers Guild and since 1981 Kaffe has worked closely with Rowans Yarns in Yorkshire. His design of a printed fabric range for patchwork with the Indian stripe fabric and shot cotton range fabric is distributed worldwide by Rowan and Westminster Fibres, USA. Kaffe's fabrics have been sold by many UK Patchwork and Quilting stores, particulalry The Cotton Patch and Doughty's.
Brandon Mably has been for many years the Studio Manager of Kaffe Fassett's studio in London. His knitting, patchwork and tapestry designs have featured in many books. Brandon was equally enthusiastic about "A Gift of Quilts" and supported Kaffe as Patron.For over a decade, Brandon has been the Studio Manager of Kaffe Fassett Studio in London England, and has worked closely with Kaffe in the design, creation, and execution of knitwear, tapestry, patchwork, mosaic, and mixed media artwork. While working side by side with Kaffe, Brandon has honed his unique style of bold design and vibrant colour.
Visit Brandon's web site to see his delightful quilts and the knitted garments he has designed. www.brandonmably.com