Kaffe Knits Again - 24 Updated Original Rowan Designs By Kaffe Fassett
Photographs: 80 colour photographs
Kaffe Fassett needs no introduction to knitters, nor does hisuniquely brilliant colourwork. He is the undisputed master ofsubtle and glorious colour ombinations, but his patterns depend onthe yarns being available if you wish to copy these exactly, asmost knitters do. Rowan has taken the unique step of deciding togive Kaffe the chance to redesign and recolour 24 of his favouriteRowan designs in the current range of Rowan classic yarns, such astheir pure wool Scottish Tweed and the Rowan pure wool and cottonranges.
Kaffe has chosen to recolour some of his existing designs or forthe more complex designs, reinvent them as cushions or throws tomake them accessible to less experienced knitters, who still want atouch of Kaffe?s magic.
Born in San Francisco, Kaffe settled in England in 1964 and workedas an artist. On a trip to Scotland he stumbled on an irresistiblecollection of coloured yarns. A few months later he was hooked andproceeded to knit and stitch himself a career.
Kaffe is the first living textile artist to have a one man show atthe V&A museum in London. He has written many highly regardedknitting, patchwork and needlepoint books, including his first andmost renowned bestselling Glorious Knitting, with photographerSteve Lovi.
About the photographer Sheila Rock was born in the USA but haslived and worked in London since the l970s. She is a world classphotographer, who has specialized in the film and music industry,with portraits of Placido Domingo, Sir Simon Rattle and KateWinslet among her commissions. She has worked with the Royal Operaand the Royal Ballet and her work has appeared in many prestigiousmagazines and supplements, including German Vogue, Elle, the SundayTimes and Time magazine.
A book of her photographs, Sera ? The Way of the Tibetan Monk, hasbeen published by Columbia University Press. A long time friend ofKaffe Fassett, she was thrilled to work with him on this book, andto photograph in the inspiring background of Charleston.
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