Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Master of Color and Design

(c)Tony Bartholomew/Turnstone Media
In the purest sense of the word, Kaffe Fassett is a true artisan. His career, spanning more than four decades, has influenced fashion design, quilt design, fabric design, knitting, patchwork and needlework. Through his journey he has opened our eyes to see color as a whole rather than as distinct and separate units.

Kaffe, once again, uses his mastery in blending the simplicity of brilliant two-color prints with intriguing textures to create an extension of his Artisan offering.  Introducing Artisan Red and Artisan Pastel, offering a second layer of color in ruby reds, soft pinks and dove greys. Collectively, these 100% cotton, hand-dyed batiks, yarn-dyed woven and Ikat fabrics work nicely across each other whether Blue or Pastel or Red or Sunny.
“In designing the total offering of  Artisan, my first choice of coloring were these rich, passionate reds. My thoughts were of Slavic dancing skirts, colorfully whirling about, with their wide bands of  embroidered flowers.”

The thoughtfully-blended Pastel range offers a fresh  aesthetic, especially the  crispness of the blue and white amongst the soft pinks   and dove greys. In using Artisan across all the colorways, the chalky blue and white become a very lively combination within  quilts.”

Artisan Pastel and Sunny in stores now!

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Pamela said...

Kaffe Fassett's fabric is one of the reasons that I love quilting. I checked out one of his books at the library many years ago and was enthralled by the colors. It encouraged me to fill my home with colored textiles.

mgkiehn said...

I am completely drawn in by the colors and simplicity of the patterns and the memories they elicit from my travels and those of my family. They transport me.