(image from goldfingers.info):
uber-inventive artist of
textile, fabric, tapestry, needlepoint, knitwear design.
During his childhood (1940s/1950s),
Kaffe Fassett’s parents owned a restaurant
(famous in its own right as a featured locale in the movie The Sandpiper)
located in the small, vibrant, artistic, beach community of Big Sur, California.
They welcomed frequent diners such as
folk singer Joan Baez, beat generation poet Jack Kerouac
and rebel actor Steven McQueen.
These luminaries were part of the collective voice
of a then generation determined to have its say.
This unique upbringing
informed and nurtured Kaffe Fassett’s aesthetics, craft and humanism:
be big be bold be heard be generous
and doing it all with colour
Since 1964, Mr. Fassett has lived and worked in London.
His vivacious, colourful knitwear pieces were immediately praised
and his incredible career quickly launched.
Mr. Fassett has shared his expertise of his work in
books, lectures, charitable endeavours, television presentations.
In 1985, the Victoria and Albert Museum- London honoured Kaffe Fassett
with an exhibition entirely devoted to his work.
During this spring museum season, the Fashion and Textile Museum- London
hosts a show spotlighting over 100 Fassett textile creations,
certain to be a joyful riot of colour, texture, pattern, beauty.
Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour
22 March 2013 to 29 June 2013
Fashion and Textile Museum, London
From the Textiles Archives
From the Knitwear Archives