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by Steve Lovi,Kaffe Fassett

  • ISBN: 0712614338
  • Category: Crafts & Home
  • Author: Steve Lovi,Kaffe Fassett
  • Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Century; New Ed edition (1987)
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • FB2 size: 1175 kb
  • EPUB size: 1798 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Kaffe Fassett’s Glorious Interiors (1995)

Kaffe Fassett’s Glorious Interiors (1995). Needlepoint, knitting and decorative design projects for your home Ebury Press 1995. Many designers have the gift of gab; few can actually write. Following on from his highly successful book glorious knitting, Kaffe has now teamed up with fellow designer Zoe Hunt to produce a brilliantly colourful knitwear collection to suit all ages. The 33basic patterns are grouped according to their motifs, which include squares and plaids, circles and dots, flowers and bows, and many more. Almost 80 variations on the basic patterns are illustrated in over 200 fantastic photographs by Steve Lovi.

Other books by Kaffe Fassett include "Glorious Needlepoint", "Kaffe Fassett and the V&A", "Family Album" and . I love everything Kaffe Fassett does. I discovered him in the late 80's just by the fact his knitting book spoke to me when I saw it on the shelf in the book store

Other books by Kaffe Fassett include "Glorious Needlepoint", "Kaffe Fassett and the V&A", "Family Album" and "Glorious Inspiration". I discovered him in the late 80's just by the fact his knitting book spoke to me when I saw it on the shelf in the book store. In 1997 I was lucky enough to take a quilting class with him and Liza Prior Lucy. One person found this helpful.

Glorious Knitting book. Love Fassett's use of color and texture. Definitely projects for the advanced knitter. Kaffe Fassett always uses glorious colors, and his Crosspatch "Sleeveless Pullover" (aka vest, for Americans) is a classic. I LOVE it and wish I were a better knitter so I could adapt for women. Apparently this design also appeared in Rowan Magazine 18 as a waistcoat (buttoned vest), but I've never seen that early magazine.

Glorious Knitting By Kaffe; Photography by Steve Lovi Fassett.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Although this book does include some patterns and charts, it is FULL of eye candy and color photos that still look brilliantly staged and styled, although the book was produced in the 80s. Kaffe Fassett At The V & A: Knitting And Needlepoint.

Kaffe Fassett-inspired knitting swatches from a workshop. Kaffe Fassett foolish virgins scarf - love this designer :) how to knit kaffe fassett poppies. Dateline July about EDT. KF's work has been what made me want to knit. Technically, Kaffe Fassett knits aren't one of a kind but even pieces made from his kits will take on the individual g style of the knitter. Coral: Another ihannus, Kaffe Fassett book. Kaffe Fassett - taking quilt design techniques and applying them to knitting.

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Kaffe Fassett Studio. Kaffe Fassett is a leading textile designer and practitioner of contemporary crafts worldwide.

British ed. published under title: Glorious knitting. Fassett, Kaffe; Lovi, Steve. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Kaffe Fassett's knitted garments sell for upwards of $1000 each. This book includes over 300 patterns for jackets, coats, waistcoats, dresses, shawls, and slipovers for men, women and children, plus lots of variations for the more adventurous knitter.
Reviews about Glorious Knitting (6):
Vuzahn
I have been searching far and wide for this book for a considerable time, and finally found it for an incredibly inexpensive price!

The patterns in this book are not for the faint hearted. I have been knitting (taught by my mother) since I was 4 years old (I'm now 54), but had never done much colored knitting in this very complex way before. Years ago, when I had more time available, I made the sweater on the front cover, and it was my very first attempt with weaving colors. My tension was too tight and it came out very small. Actually, I would have liked to have seen this particular pattern in more sizes since I'm not really confident enough to increase the sizing on my own. I intend to try again once the winter sets in; the cold dark nights are condusive to sitting, curled up on the chair, knitting. There is a LOT of concentration needed, obviously, and I'm looking forward to giving this another shot.

Anyway, the book has a TON of great patterns and is well worth buying, in my opinion. There truly is something for everyone in it. Although many of the patterns are from the 80's, Kaffe Fasset never gets old.
Abywis
Kaffe Fassett is such an unpretentious genius. This book is full of original patterns and his color choices are sublime.
Gaeuney
This book is an absolute classic. It encourages beginning to intermediate skill level knitters to stretch their wings.
Nilasida
I found this book on the shelf of a used book shop. I was immediately drawn to the cover art and once I flipped through I knew I had to buy the book.

A knitter of only two years at the time, the only thing I knew about its author, Kaffe Fassett was that he was mentioned to be a relative who was a well-known knitwear designer in a newer memoir/cookbook My Nepenthe, which I read.

This is Fassett's first book on knitting. I loved it at first sight. First I looked at every photograph then went back to the beginning and read it cover to cover. Twice since then I've re-read the book and skimmed through it other times for visual inspiration.

The introduction should be read, not skipped. Here the reader is inspired to take the leap into colorful knitting. This book was published in 1985 and apparently back then most knitters were knitting in one color and adding interest to their projects by using different stitches or cables.

I enjoyed Fassett's encouragement to experiment with color and the statement that no one automatically knows about color harmony or is born with a color sense. People learn about how color works through playing with it, using it in knitting or other art mediums. (Fassett was first a fine art painter.) Fassett said that by doing and experiencing, one learns to really see things. Their power of observation is awakened, and whereever one goes, whatever one sees in real life can inspire. Fassett drew inspiration from fine art works in museums and things he saw while traveling.

Fassett tells his story of discovering knitting after seeing many colors of yarn at a factory in Scotland which he visited with his friend Bill Gibbs. Fassett wound up buying many balls of yarn that day and learned to knit on the train ride home to London. (Born in America, he was then living in England.) He later became a knitwear designer.

"Many people were afraid that the 'average knitter' would not be able to cope with numerous colors and complex-looking graphs." Fassett states in the book's introduction. He went on to teach knitting in color workshops and to lecture to knitters, liberating them to a brighter more colorful knitting experience. He stated Zoe Hunter was the designer of his garments. His patterns were publised by Rowan in their pattern books.

Four pages explain color knitting then the book explodes into bright pages full of knitted garments and items. Patterns are provided but there are more projects photographed than patterns provided.

The book is visually stunning with professional models in amazing locations sometiems with interesting people of that country. The texture and color of some architecture or natural settings in and of themselves sometimes are breathtaking and inspirational. A dark sweater with black, purple and blues against a dark rock wall, red brick and purple hydrangea blossoms behind. Cottage gardens, tropical flowers, wildflowers, flowering trees, autumn leaves, textured stucco walls and blue washed doors with peeling paint. It's all eye candy.

The designs for the garments are typical mid-1980s: over-sized bodies and wide sleeves, tunic length sweaters over tight pants. Brightly colored tops over more plain pants. Wide shoulders and big coats. I won't fault the book for fashions of 25 years ago that are no longer in vogue (although right at this moment some of these are coming back).

I love the message of freeing oneself with color. The color harmony topic is timeless. Even though I'd never wear some of these designs as they are either too bold for me or no longer in style I am inspired by seeing them. The inspirational photos are worth the price of the book, even if your project winds up being a different design or shape to fit with today's fads or what works best with your body type. Fassett encourages knitters to adapt his patterns and colors after experimenting with their own yarn.

I was thrilled to find this book and went on to read all of Kaffe Fassett's books. (I plan to review all his knitting books.)

Highly recommended!
Doriel
I love everything Kaffe Fassett does. I discovered him in the late 80's just by the fact his knitting book spoke to me when I saw it on the shelf in the book store. In 1997 I was lucky enough to take a quilting class with him and Liza Prior Lucy. I love his compositions and his use of color.whether in painting, knitting, needlepoint, quilting, or fabric design..
SING
A very tired copy, but came in a timely manner and well wrapped.

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