Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett

I was reminded by a visitor to my shop this week, that today was the final day of the Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Claverton Manor, Bath. I had intended to visit some time ago, (it's been running since March!) but it had slipped my mind - I'm so pleased that I finally got to go today and didn't end up missing it completely!
On the approach to the entrance, yarn bombers had decorated the lampposts and also the huge tree, which was slung with hundreds of fabric coloured lanterns and brightly coloured pompoms too. 

Inside, over 100 pieces of knitwear, beading, needlepoint and quilts, many from Kaffe's personal collection, fill the specially decorated Exhibition hall.

The magenta pink area as you walk in is a representation of Kaffe's studio...

So many gorgeous works...

This was my favourite area - Lots of lime greens and pinks. I would have loved to have taken home one of those huge artificial cabbages! 

If you'd like to take a tour yourself, there is a video on-line here. 

Claverton Manor is mainly known as the home of The American Museum in Britain
So we took a tour of that too...

Guess who?!

The collection of American quilts are wonderful - It's so nice to be able to get up close and look at the detail of the old fabrics and stitches. 

But the stencilled bedroom is my favourite room in the house. 

Hope you enjoyed your Sunday too,
Niki x


  1. What a lovely exhibition. I have stitched a couple of Kaffe needlepoint cushions and just love the colours. I visited the Selvedge fair at the weekend ... you would have loved that too!
    Hoping to get to Shepton on the 21st Nov - will you still be open? M x

  2. Hello Niki, What beautiful colours and what a lovely post! Jane xx


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