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Kaffe Fassett is one of the leading textile artists in the world. Although Kaffe won a scholarship to the museum of Fine Art School in Boston at age 19, he left after 3 months to paint in London. Following a visit to a Scottish wool mill where he was inspired by the colours in the landscape, Kaffe started to pursue knitting, and his first design appeared in Vogue Knitting Magazine.
Renowned for his colour work, Kaffe shares his vision of the craft in his frequent lecture tours, exhibitions, and television appearances. He is the author of over 12 books including Passionate Patchwork and Glorious Knitting amongst others.
Though a native Californian, Kaffe has lived in London for nearly 40 years. Kaffe passionately believes that anyone can participate in and enjoy the creative process involved in knitting, needlepoint, mosaic-making and patchwork and painting.
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Kaffe is currently working on two projects, an autobiography to be published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang, and (with Brandon Mably) The Colour Guys Knitting Book to be published by Soho Press.