Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour

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photo by Nick Razzell courtesy of the Fashion and Textile Museum
Despite being one of the biggest names in contemporary craftmaking, knitwear and textile designer Kaffe Fassett hasn't had a major show in London since his record-breaking one in 1988 at the V&A. This extensive exhibition aims to put that right, with more than 100 works displayed in a dramatic multi-sensory installation designed by Sue Timney. Highlights include 9ft--wide knitted shawls, coats and throws, patchwork fabrics made up into colourful quilts, and new items made for the show and not seen in public before. Fassett's long association with internationally renowned handknitting company Rowan will be celebrated with a shop selling a selected range of kits, fabric, yarn, books and magazines.
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