Meeting Kaffe

3 06 2009

A couple weeks ago, my friend Carol mentioned that Kaffe Fassett was going to be speaking in nearby Nashua, that she was going and did I want to go with her. Now Carol is a huge Kaffe Fan, like gigantic huge. I, for my part, am  a fan,  I love a lot of his quilting fabrics and most of his quilt patterns but not as much as Carol!

So Carol and I drove up to where Westminster Fibers was organizing the event. Around the room you could see sweaters, stoles and coats knit from Kaffe’s patterns.

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I love this stole, but could never bear all this intarsia!

Foolish Virgins

2 versions of the Foolish Virgins

There were also a few of Kaffe’s quilts made in his fabrics.

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I love this fabric, I think I need to get some before it goes out of print!

Before Kaffe’s speech I got to meet Brandon Mably, Kaffe’s work partner and designer in his own right.

Meeting Brandon Mably

I wish I’d gotten a picture of the back of his vest, it had heraldic lions. But the front is pretty cool looking too! [Carol: what’s the name of this pattern?)

The speech was really awesome. Kaffe Fassett is an inspiration. His work, in knitting, quilting, fabric designing, painting, stitching and tons of other stuff is amazing. His use of color is unbelievable, it was amazing seeing how he works and what he’s done in the past 30+ years.

Meeting Kaffe Fassett

He’s around 70, and I’ve got to say, he really looks great! Too bad the photo is so fuzzy!

Whether you’re a knitter or a quilter, a fan or not a fan, if you get a chance to hear him speak at some point, I would say that you should definitely try, it will be more than worth it.

A few more pictures here.

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3 responses

4 06 2009
Chris

That sounds like a cool event! I have to say that I like his fabrics more than his knits…

4 06 2009
deb

Are you more of a fan now that you’ve seen him? It does sound like a great event! And BTW – great photos of you – you’re as adorable as I remember!

4 06 2009
madforknit

Sorry about the shaky photo! You know Kaffe makes me tremble 😉 I can’t remember the name of the vest pattern but I’ve seen it before. I think it’s an old Rowan pattern.

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