Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern

Explore Fassett’s world with some of his own original artworks as well as works inspired by him from international quilters and makers.

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Kaffe Fassett is one of the most successful artists and designers working in contemporary craft today. His career spans over 50 years with a prolific oeuvre that encompasses knitting, needlepoint, mosaic, quilting, textile design, painting and drawing. His books and projects have encouraged millions to make and to create.

Kaffe Fassett’s inspiration comes from everything around him; his inimitable eye can translate the most everyday of details into the base for one of his colourful, sophisticated maximalist designs. These designs by Kaffe and the Kaffe Fassett Collective textile designers – Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs – are used and interpreted by quilters around the globe. The exhibition will feature works from international quilters and makers.

Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern will explore Fassett’s world, drawing on original artworks from invited makers as well as Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs, textiles works, photographs and archival material to illuminate the work of this distinctive, influential artist and designer.

This exhibition is accompanied by the book Kaffe Fassett: The Artist’s Eye by our Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft and is available to order now.

On tour

This exhibition is currently on tour at Millesgården Museum, Lidingö, Sweden from 30 September 2023 - 28 January 2024. You can learn more about the museum’s touring exhibitions programme and contact us for further information.

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