Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour Exhibit

Have you ever dreamed of seeing Kaffe Fassett’s quilts and beautiful handiwork in person? At the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, that dream becomes a reality.

On a recent trip to London, I decided to venture over to the London Bridge area and visit the exhibit.  As a long time Kaffe fan, I was excited to see his personal work displayed and learn more about his passion. The exhibit features over 100 pieces of knit and quilted pieces–including the sweater that started it all–as well as personal photographs and stories.


Fun fact…Did you know that fellow Creativebug designer Liza Lucy introduced Kaffe to patchwork and encouraged him to start designing fabrics and quilts?



Along with the quilts, paintings and other pieces of artwork in the museum, my favorite feature of the exhibit was the ‘feeling wall.’  Here, visitors could see and touch different fabrics and knitted swatches.  As a knitter and sometimes quilter, touch is such an important part of the kaffe_london_5crafting process!





As a self-proclaimed ‘color enthusiast,’ Kaffe’s incredible use of color and patterns makes each quilt a work of art.  One look at the quilt will reveal something that the last look didn’t.


For more information about the exhibit, check out the Fashion and Textile Museum website. The exhibit will run through June 29, 2013.  If you’re in the London area, go check it out! Want to learn more about Kaffe Fassett or take a workshop with him? Head over to his instructor page on Creativebug. And don’t forget you have two days left to enter our Kaffe Fassett fabric giveaway right here.