28 January, 2013

Forthcoming Kaffe Fasset Exhibition March 2013

A major forthcoming exhibition at the Fashion Textile Museum ‘Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour’ is a celebration of the work of one of the great practitioners of contemporary craft.

The exhibition takes place  from 22 March 2013 – 29 June 2013.

This exhibition is very much wool based and will be featured in the next copy of The Woolman (we hope) as we have asked Celia Joicey to write a feature, but of course, that will not be published till some time in May, towards the end of the exhibition.

This exhibition, the first in London since Kaffe Fassett’s record-breaking show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1988, features over 100 works within a dramatic installation designed by Sue Timney.

Exhibition highlights include extravagantly-coloured 9-foot-wide knitted shawls, coats and throws, patchwork fabrics shown in a glorious selection of quilts, as well as items especially created for this exhibit and not seen in public before. The design also features a ‘feeling’ wall that allows visitors to touch and better understand the textiles on display and their construction.

We hope that some of you will be able to visit.

For further information please visit the Fashion and Textile Museum website.