- Previous Edition's Editorial Reviews
Enter the London home studio of world-renowned color and fiber artist, author, and teacher Kaffe Fassett. His passion for vivid and intricate design has inspired artistic knitting patterns, stunning needlepoint, unique fabrics, fantastic mosaics, and fabulous patchwork quilts.
Originally published in 1999, the perennially best-selling Welcome Home Kaffe Fassett has been updated in a new edition and refreshed with new colorful projects!
Filled with marvelous collections, Kaffe’s home is an ever changing canvas where you’ll discover how to combine rich colors and textures to create brilliant decorative accents of your own. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a private tour of Kaffe’s historic one-man textile-arts exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, photographed exclusively for this book. And finally, the book concludes with what every Kaffe Fassett fan craves —projects. Readers will delight in full-size quilts, pillows, rugs and even a mosaic! Each one comes with clear step-by-step instructions, how-to diagrams and templates.
Discover dazzling projects such as:
- Designer pillows
- Glorious quilts
- Whimsical rag rugs
Revised edition with:
- Complete instructions and templates for 11 projects
- 128 pages, Softcover with French Flaps
Checker Distributor’s Newsletter Reviewer: Penny Haren Date: December 27, 2010
“This book is quite simply – spectacular!!! What else can you say about a book filled with hundreds of photographs of the art of one of the top designers of our time??? The cover features Kaffe surrounded by his signature – over-sized roses.
Yes, he is known for his sense of color, but after drooling over the photographs in this book, I love his use of texture and shapes. Many of the photographs feature his paintings – and my favorites are pictures of pottery – which create the backdrop for a collection of gorgeous dishes displayed on a hutch in front! The painting adds a three dimensional effect that is breath taking! I guarantee you will fall in love with a room and then spend hours dissecting every element in it to learn from the master!
Kaffe is definitely a renaissance man. He crosses mediums effortlessly – and is famous for his knitting designs; needlepoint; and fabrics; as well as his paintings, hooked rugs, and mosaics.
There are nine patterns included in the book from quilts to hooked rugs – but you will keep returning to the photographs because this is one of those books that will appeal to everyone. You don’t have to be a quilter to appreciate his work – share it with any friend who has a definite sense of style. Show them that quilting is not just traditional – expand your horizons today!”
The Appliqué Society Newsletter Reviewer: Patti Ives March/April, 2011
“Kaffe Fassett is an internationally renowned color and fiber artist, author and teacher. In this newly revised edition of Welcome Home Kaffe Fassett, you will be taken on a tour of Kaffe’s lovely home in London. The lush, full-colored photographs illustrate marvelous collections, one-of-a-kind interior design and his colorful workspaces. You may have seen Kaffe Fassett textiles, artistic yarns and knitting patterns as well as his needlepoint kits for Ehrman Tapestries of London. He is also the leading fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting. One common thread running through all his designs, in fact his entire life, is his love of bright, vivid colors, textures and patterns. One often wonders where he finds the inspiration for all the designs and projects. You need look no further than his own home and studio. Perhaps you are one of those quilters than needs inspiration pieces all around her. If so, you will want to read this book and bask in the beauty and colors found within its pages. Inspiration is everywhere and if you need a little nudge you will also find 11 different projects in the book including quilts, pillows, rag rug patterns, and mosaics.”
The Midwest Book Review, The Bookwatch February, 2011
“Another top pick is Kaffe Fassett’s Welcome Home, which comes from a fiber artist and teacher who has created vivid results from unique patterns, needlepoint, and patchwork. Kaffe Fassett’s focus on color makes for a dazzling, stunning collection highly recommended for any quilting library.”