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  • AWXEY
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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 colour and pattern. With his colouring book, Fassett shares 36 pieces of his own beautifully rendered line art plus 10 colour 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.
  • AUTRP
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    In his latest quilt collection, Kaffe Fassett presents 20 stunning new quilts in a range of block patterns, from simple designs to more complex patterns. Featuring Kaffe's newest fabric designs and colour ways, as well as some tried and true favourites, quilters of all skill levels will love this new addition to Kaffe's body of work. There is a quilt for every taste and level of skill. Fassett gives quilters practical information on cutting out and stitching each quilt, along with templates and provides a practical know-how section on basic patch working systems. The combination of Kaffe's eye-catching, colourful designs and Brandon's simpler, graphic patterns offer the ideal range for quilt makers.
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    "In Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts", world-renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms - squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles and quarter circles - found in natural and manmade environments inspire his quilt designs. This is evident in the 23 magnificent, inventive quilts showcased in this book and step-by-step instructions are provided for each one. Along the way, Fassett also offers over a hundred photos of geometric inspiration from around the world - everything from triangular watermelon slices, to rectangular sheets of corrugated metal on African scrap dwellings, to lollipop-shaped topiary trees in Japan. In the accompanying text, Fassett reveals how he experiences the colours and basic shapes around him, how we can train our own eyes to see this rewarding source of creativity and how we can, just as he does, combine striking fabrics with simple shapes to create our own spectacular quilt designs.
  • AEZXS
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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.
  • ABWHM
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    Kaffe Fassett has been producing some of the world's most exquisite knitting designs for over 30 years. He has worked with everyone from Missoni to Bill Gibb, designing diverse and beautiful knitwear that is worn all over the world. Now Kaffe Fassett's Pattern Library provides in one volume a collection of over 190 of his most inspiring pieces. Each design is illustrated with a close-up photographic swatch, accompanied by a detailed colour chart so you can copy the pattern. A general chapter on creating your own designs, covering issues such as scale, repeats and borders, enables you to share in Kaffe's creative process and benefit from his unique tips in designing your own pieces. For Kaffe Fassett fans and anyone who loves the art of knitting, this book will be an absolute must-have.
  • ATNVS
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    Kaffe Fassett, perhaps the most celebrated textile artist in the world today, is known above all for his mastery of color. In his first book collaboration with Brandon Mably, his studio design partner, Kaffe finds exciting inspiration in the textures, shapes, and patterns all around us - in nature and in everyday life - to create more than 35 vibrant, gorgeous knitting projects: scarves, sweaters, vests, pillows, afghans, all with the signature colour flair that is the Kaffe Fassett trademark.
  • AWWNL
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    Kaffe Fassett's fabrics, with their trademark range of colourways in each pattern, are the perfect choice for his 20 different patchwork cushions in this book. He has created a cornucopia of eye-catching designs, with something for every style and for every level of patchwork skill, using both his sumptuous florals and his neat geometric prints to great effect.
  • AZLCP
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    Brilliant in color and design, these 20 stitched and patched projects using the fabric of powerhouse designer Kaffe Fassett are sure to brighten up your home. From cushions to a kimono, totes to throws, this guide will inspire you to elevate patchwork from the bedroom quilt to a whole host of articles. The projects are ideal for anyone who wants a touch of the Kaffe magic with a fraction of the time and effort involved in creating the large-scale patchwork quilts for which he is perhaps best known. Complete with an Inspiration and Ideas section, as well as Patchwork Basics, this is more than just a project book, but a tuition in mastering skills and thinking like a designer.
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    An exquisite quilt collection from the world-renowned textile designer. In Kaffe Fassett's Heritage Quilts, the legendary talent turns his attention to a collection of 20 notable 18th- and 19th-century quilts and reinvents them for today. Each quilt is lovingly and respectfully redesigned in the bold, contemporary, vibrant fabrics designed by Fassett himself, as well as designers Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably. You, too, can create the 20 remarkable, historic quilts recreated by Fassett. In addition to 100 rich photographs of the quilts themselves, which you will pore over again and again, Kaffe Fassett's Heritage Quilts contains full step-by-step piecing instructions, 80 detailed diagrams, and patchwork how-to tips to refresh techniques or build new ones.
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    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his highly successful series of patchwork and quilting books, Kaffe Fassett has returned to his American roots. Using the collection of American vintage quilts in Britain's American Museum in Bath as his inspiration, Kaffe has chosen 18 different quilts as the basis for his 20 new designs in this book. Designs feature both his latest fabrics and his much-loved classics, mostly from the Kaffe Fassett Collective but also his latest collection of Artisan fabrics. An introductory section, this book features the original quilts that inspired Kaffe, and tells the reader something about their provenance. The new designs demonstrate Kaffe's vivid and unique color combinations, giving new meaning to familiar block patterns such as Tumbling Blocks, Starbursts, and Log Cabins. Photographed in bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Each pattern contains full step-by-step piecing instructions and detailed diagrams.
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    Inspired by worldwide travels and a plethora of ethnic textiles, including the quilts of the Amish and from Gee's Bend in America, Japanese all indigo quilts, suzanis from the Caucuses, and Pakistani kanthas, the projects featured in this book include full sized bed and wall quilts as well as well as smaller pieces that can be completed more quickly, such as throws, table runners and pillows. With Shots + Stripes, Fassett is answering the modern quilt community's call for quilts that make bold graphic statements that are less time consuming and complex than some of the work for which he has been previously celebrated. While still serving his core audience of long time devotees and celebrating his and their passions for vibrant colour, Fassett is introducing himself to a new generation of quilters with the types of projects they're currently seeking.
  • ATNQW
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    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.
  • ATKDY
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    After completing his first, highly succesful quilt book, Kaffe's interest in patchwork continued and he expanded his enthusiastic involvement in the craft by beginning to design his own patchwork fabrics. With this collection Kaffe has seized the opportunity to delve more deeply into the intricate arrangement of geometric patches and interesting prints - occasionally incorporating his own stunning fabric designs. The twenty new designs include full-size quilts, tablecloths, cushion covers and baby quilts, all in exciting saturated colour schemes so characteristic of Kaffe's renowned work. Chapters explore the use of the building blocks of circles, squares diamonds and triangles and an elegant mixture of colours and prints give each of the designs in this new collection a unique and subtle energy. As ever, Kaffe's creations illustrate how awe-inspiring and breathtaking the decorative crafts can be. There are detailed instructions and simple, coloured piecing diagrams for each patchwork. Templates for tracing are included at the back of the book. And for those new to patchwork, the necessary basic start-to-finish directions are given in a special chapter.
  • ATMRR
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    This craft book contains both easy and complex projects to enable the reader to produce patchwork quilts. Its five chapters are organized under colour themes: soft pastels, circus, leafy gardens, antique stone and Renaissance.
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    Mosaics offer a medium to experiment with a wide variety of materials and to create imaginative color schemes. The authors, Kaffe Fassett and Candace Bahouth, are accomplished designers known especially for dramatic color combinations, and for their first collaboratioin they have chosen the rich subject of mosaics -- presenting a collection of creative projects for interiors and exteriors. This book offers plenty of inspiration for those already interested in this increasingly popular craft, as well as solid information for the beginner. The mosaic projects in this book can bring life to your home and garden. You'll find both simple and ambitious ideas here, and the many contemporary materials used here include broken crockery, tiles and mirrors, shells, pebbles, beads, gold-leafed and covered glass, unglazed ceramic and objets trouv's. You'll get full design guidelines for each project, and a special chapter that gives directions for making the mosaics and working with the various types of material that appear in the designs. You get all the information you need to transform your interiors and exteriors with these colorful, irresistible mosaics.
  • ATNME
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    Hundreds of objects and motifs from the decorative arts and the world of nature are featured in this sourcebook. By showing what inspires him, Fassett opens the door to anyone who would like to create and stitch unique designs for their own knitting and needlepoint projects.
  • AWWNM
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    Kaffe Fassett's quilts never fail to dazzle and delight. Fifteenth in this series of bestsellers, Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Grandeur lives up to its name, inspiring readers with grand new takes on the age-old art of quilting. It brings you 20 patterns that show off to advantage his signature line of Rowan fabrics. Alongside tips and techniques for doing museum-quality work, Kaffe generously shares what he's learned over 30 years as a designer and quilter extraordinaire and provides everything you need to duplicate these glorious designs. Or, taking a page from Kaffe's playbook, you can use these designs to inspire your own original interpretation!
  • BVGQW
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    Awaken your senses to a new appreciation of colour as you enter the studio of one of the world's leading fabric and quilt designers.Updated in a visually---exciting edition, Welcome Home Kaffe Fassett shows you how to combine rich colours and textures to create your own decorative accents including designer cushions and quilts and whimsical rag rugs. Kaffe's passion for vivid and intricate design has inspired artistic knitting patterns, stunning needlepoint, unique fabrics, fantastic mosaics and fabulous patchwork quilts. In these pages, he reveals the colour theory and sources of inspiration behind his visually exciting work. Kaffe's historic one---man textile---art exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art has been photographed exclusively for this book. Delight in nine projects, including a completely new project for a full---size snowball quilt. Each design comes with clear step---by---step instructions, how---to---diagrams, and templates.