Kaffe Fassett s Bold Blooms

Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613122543
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Bold Blooms

Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781419722363
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 decor. 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 Dreaming in Color

Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613128053
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Kaffe Fassett s Pattern Library

Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586639
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Passionate Patchwork

Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586509
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781617690167
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Kaffee Fassett presents 24 quilt projects made with his solid-colored cotton fabrics and striped cotton fabrics"--

Kaffe Fassett s Quilts en Provence

Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781600853241
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Includes complete instructions for creating 20 museum-quality quilts inspired by Provence, France, along with tips and techniques that the author has gathered in his more than 30 years of experience. Original.

Glorious Interiors

Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780091786878
Format: PDF
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This work is structured around seven themes, from mosaics to squares and flowers. On each theme, Kaffe has created a room full of practical projects and inspirational ideas. The crafts include needlepoint and knitting collage, handmade wall paper, borders, murals and tiles. There is something to suit every style of decor, from riotous colours and patterns to more subtle shades and motifs. For each project full instructions and charts are provided, together with a chapter covering general techniques.

Kaffe Fassett s Quilts in Italy

Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781631867088
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Italy, Kaffe and his team--Liza Prior-Lucy, Brandon Mably, Corienne Kramer, Sally Davis, Judy Baldwin, and Julie Stockler--have put together a great range of quilt designs in striking color combinations including both classic and contemporary blocks. From the zinging triangles and squares of Tussy Mussy in strong pinks and eye-catching reds to the purple and black shadow boxes of Red Squares to the traditional, softly colored blue-and-white Cloudy Skies, there is a quilt for every taste and level of skill. Photographed on location by Debbie Patterson and art directed and styled by Kaffee himself, the quilts glow out against the backddrop of the cluster of hill towns (known as Cinqueterre) with lusciously painted houses on the shores of the Italian Mediterranean. Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Italy, a show-stopping feast of color, gives quilters full practical information on cutting out and stitching each quilt, along with its templates and provides a practical know-how section on basic patchworking systems. The fabrics in his current collection are designed by himself, Philip Jacobs, and Brandon Mably. As always, Kaffe and Philip opt for eye-catching, coloring designs in bright fabrics. Combined with Brandon's simpler, graphic patterns these offer the ideal range for quilt makers.